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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Tuesday 6th July 2004

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

PRAYERS.

1    University of Manchester Bill [Lords],-A Motion being made, That the University of Manchester Bill [Lords] be now read the third time;

    The Chairman of Ways and Means, by Her Majesty's Command, acquainted the House, that Her Majesty, having been informed of the purport of the Bill, gives her consent, as far as Her Majesty's prerogative and interest is concerned, That the House may do therein as it shall think fit.

    And the Question being put:-It was agreed to.

    The Bill was accordingly read the third time, and passed, without Amendment.

2    Medway Council Bill,-The Medway Council Bill was read the third time, and passed.

3    Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Bill [Lords],-Dame Marion Roe reported from Standing Committee E, That it had gone through the Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Bill [Lords], and made Amendments thereunto.

    Bill, as amended in the Standing Committee, to be considered to-morrow; and to be printed [Bill 134].

    Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee to be printed [No. 867].

4    Fourth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,-Mr Eric Illsley reported from the Fourth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the draft Social Security (Income Support and Jobseeker's Allowance) Amendment Regulations 2004.

    Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee to lie upon the Table.

5    Fifth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,-Mr Bill O'Brien reported from the Fifth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the draft Solicitors (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) Order 2004.

    Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee to lie upon the Table.

6    Welsh Grand Committee,-Mr Win Griffiths reported from the Welsh Grand Committee, That it had considered the matter of the Report of the Richard Commission, referred to it on 26th May.

7    Message from the Lords,-A Message was brought from the Lords, as follows:

    The Lords have agreed to the Gangmasters Bill, without Amendment.

    Statute Law (Repeals) Bill [Lords],-The Lords have passed a Bill to promote the reform of the statute law by the repeal, in accordance with recommendations of the Law Commission and the Scottish Law Commission, of certain enactments which (except in so far as their effect is preserved) are no longer of practical utility, and to make other provision in connection with the repeal of those enactments; to which the Lords desire the concurrence of this House.

8    Statute Law (Repeals) Bill [Lords],-The Statute Law (Repeals) Bill [Lords] was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time to-morrow and to be printed [Bill 135].

9    Buses (Concessionary Fares),-Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to make provision about concessionary fares on buses for elderly persons: And that Mr Michael Foster, Peter Bradley, Mr Alan Campbell, Mrs Janet Dean, Mr Parmjit Dhanda, Mr David Drew and Mr James Plaskitt do prepare and bring it in.

10    Buses (Concessionary Fares) Bill,-Mr Michael Foster accordingly presented a Bill to make provision about concessionary fares on buses for elderly persons: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time on Friday 15th October and to be printed [Bill 133].

11    Business of the House,-Ordered, That, notwithstanding the practice of the House as to the intervals between stages of Bills brought in upon Ways and Means Resolutions, more than one stage of the Finance Bill may be taken at any sitting of the House.-(Dawn Primarolo.)

12    Finance Bill [Ways and Means],-Rent factoring of leases of plant or machinery,-Resolved, That provision may be made in the Finance Bill for the purposes of income tax and corporation tax in relation to arrangements for the transfer of a person's right to receive rentals under a lease of plant or machinery.-(Dawn Primarolo.)

13    Finance Bill [Ways and Means],-Manufactured dividends and interest,-Resolved, That provision may be made in the Finance Bill in relation to payments, and deemed payments, by companies of-

    (a) manufactured dividends,

    (b) manufactured interest, or

    (c) manufactured overseas dividends,

    within the meaning of Schedule 23A to the Income and Corporation Taxes Act 1988.-(Dawn Primarolo.)

14    Finance Bill [Ways and Means],-Gifts etc. of shares, securities or real property to charities,-Resolved, That provision may be made in the Finance Bill amending section 587B of the Income and Corporation Taxes Act 1988.-(John Healey.)

15    Finance Bill,-The House, according to Order, proceeded to consider the Finance Bill, as amended in the Committee and in the Standing Committee.

    Ordered, That the Finance Bill, as amended, be considered in the following order, namely, new Clauses, Amendments relating to Clauses 1 to 4, Schedule 1, Clauses 5 to 19, Schedule 2, Clauses 20 to 28, Schedule 3, Clause 29, Schedule 4, Clause 30, Schedule 5, Clauses 31 to 41, Schedule 6, Clauses 42 to 47, Schedule 7, Clause 48, Schedule 8, Clause 49, Schedule 9, Clauses 50 to 52, Schedule 10, Clauses 53 to 64, Schedule 11, Clauses 65 to 76, Schedule 12, Clauses 77 and 78, Schedule 13, Clauses 79 and 80, Schedule 14, Clauses 81 to 84, Schedule 15, Clause 85, Schedule 16, Clauses 86 to 92, Schedule 17, Clause 93, Schedule 18, Clause 94, Schedule 19, Clause 95, Schedule 20, Clauses 96 to 116, Schedule 21, Clause 117, Schedule 22, Clauses 118 to 134, Schedule 23, Clause 135, Schedule 24, Clauses 136 to 141, Schedule 25, Clause 142, Schedule 26, Clause 143, Schedule 27, Clauses 144 to 162 and 164, Schedule 28, Clauses 163 and 165, Schedule 29, Clauses 166 to 175, Schedule 30, Clauses 176 to 200, Schedule 31, Clauses 201 to 212, Schedule 32, Clauses 213 to 275, Schedule 33, Clauses 276 and 277, Schedule 34, Clauses 278 and 279, Schedule 35, Clause 280, Schedule 36, Clauses 281 to 290, Schedule 37, Clauses 291 and 292, Schedule 38, Clauses 293 to 296, Schedule 39, Clauses 297 to 317, new Schedules, Amendments relating to Clause 318, Schedule 40 and Clauses 319 and 320.-(Dawn Primarolo.)

    A Clause (NC9) (Rent factoring of leases of plant or machinery)-(Dawn Primarolo)-brought up, read the first and second time, and added to the Bill.

    Another Clause (NC10) (Manufactured payments under arrangements having an unallowable purpose)-(Dawn Primarolo)-brought up, read the first and second time, and added to the Bill.

    Another Clause (NC11) (Gifts of shares, securities and real property to charities etc)-(John Healey)-brought up, read the first and second time, and added to the Bill.

    Another Clause (NC12) (Overseas pension schemes: migrant member relief)-(Ruth Kelly)-brought up, read the first and second time, and added to the Bill.

    Another Clause (NC13) (Non-UK schemes: application of certain charges)-(Ruth Kelly)-brought up, read the first and second time, and added to the Bill.

    Another Clause (NC14) (Appeal against decision to exclude recognised overseas pension scheme)-(Ruth Kelly)-brought up, read the first and second time, and added to the Bill.

    Another Clause (NC15) (Leases)-(Ruth Kelly)-brought up, read the first and second time, and added to the Bill.

    Another Clause (NC16) (Chargeable consideration)-(Ruth Kelly)-brought up, read the first and second time, and added to the Bill.

    Another Clause (NC2) (Access for disabled persons)-(Mr Richard Bacon)-brought up, and read the first time.

    Question proposed, That the Clause be read a second time:-Clause, by leave, withdrawn.

    Another Clause (NC5) (Amendment of Individual Savings Account Regulations 1998 (SI 1998/1870))-(Mr Mark Prisk)-brought up, and read the first time.

    Question proposed, That the Clause be read a second time:-Clause, by leave, withdrawn.

    Another Clause (NC7) (Application of sections 298 to 301)-(Mr Howard Flight)-brought up, and read the first time.

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

    The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Mr Mark Francois, Mr Hugo Swire: 128.

      Tellers for the Noes, Charlotte Atkins, Joan Ryan: 268.

    Amendment (No. 35) proposed to the Bill, in page 3, line 11, to leave out Clause No. 4.-(Mr David Laws.)

    Question put, That the Amendment be made.

    The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Mr Alan Reid, Sir Robert Smith: 147.

      Tellers for the Noes, Margaret Moran, Charlotte Atkins: 252.

    Amendments (Nos. 50 to 70) made to the Bill.

    Ordered, That further consideration of the Bill be now adjourned.-(Mr Nick Ainger.)

    Bill to be further considered to-morrow.

16    Supreme Court of England and Wales,-A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation), That the draft Courts Act 2003 (Consequential Amendments) Order 2004, which was laid before this House on 10th June, be approved-(Mr Nick Ainger):-It was agreed to.

17    Countryside,-A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation), That the draft Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (Establishment of Conservation Board) Order 2004, which was laid before this House on 16th June, be approved-(Mr Nick Ainger):-It was agreed to.

18    Countryside,-A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation), That the draft Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (Establishment of Conservation Board) Order 2004, which was laid before this House on 16th June, be approved-(Mr Nick Ainger):-It was agreed to.

19    Public Petitions,-A Public Petition from residents of Coventry against the proposed closure of sub-post offices in Coventry was presented; and ordered to lie upon the Table and to be printed.

20    Adjournment,-A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That this House do now adjourn-(Mr Nick Ainger);

    And the Motion having been made after Seven o'clock, and the Debate having continued for half an hour, the Deputy Speaker adjourned the House, without Question put, pursuant to the Standing Order, it being then five minutes past Eight o'clock, till to-morrow.

[Adjourned at 8.05 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 subject to Negative Resolution:

      1    Criminal Law,-Liberia (Freezing of Funds and Economic Resources) (Amendment) Regulations 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 1710), dated 6th July 2004 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Ruth Kelly].

      2    Pensions,-Pensions Increase (Civil Service Injury Benefits Scheme) Regulations 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 1711), dated 6th July 2004 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Paul Boateng].

      3    Road Traffic,-Motor Vehicles (Tests) (Amendment) Regulations 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 1632), dated 28th June 2004 [by Statutory Instrument], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Secretary Darling].

      4    Value Added Tax,-Value Added Tax (Refund of Tax to Museums and Galleries) (Amendment) Order 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 1709), dated 6th July 2004 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [John Healey].

    Other Papers:

      5    Charities,-Report and Accounts of the Charity Commissioners for England and Wales for 2003-04, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 676-I and -II] [Mr Secretary Blunkett].

      6    Foreign Affairs,-Government Response to the Fourth Report of the Foreign Affairs Committee, Session 2003-04, on the Annual Report on Human Rights 2003 [by Command] [Cm. 6275] [Mr Secretary Straw].

      7    Government Resources and Accounts,-Report and Accounts of the Army Training and Recruiting Agency for 2003-04, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 799] [Mr Secretary Hoon].

      8    Health Service Commissioner,-Second Report of the Health Service Ombudsman, Session 2003-04: Selected Investigations Completed October 2003-March 2004 [by Act]; to be printed [No. 704] [Clerk of the House].

      9    House of Commons,-Report of the House of Commons Commission for 2003-04 [by Act]; to be printed [No. 791] [The Speaker].

      10    Intelligence Services,-Government Response to the Report of the Intelligence and Security Committee for 2003-04 [by Command] [Cm. 6241] [The Prime Minister].

      11    Public Petitions,-Observations by the Deputy Prime Minister on the Petitions [22nd June] from residents of Southfields in the constituency of Putney against certain planning applications made by the Orange mobile telephone company to the London Borough of Wandsworth, and for changes in the law relating to planning applications for the erection of mobile telephone masts in urban areas [three Petitions] [by Standing Order]; to be printed [Clerk of the House].

      12    Trade and Investment,-Paper, entitled Trade and Investment White Paper: Making globalisation a force for good [by Command] [Cm. 6278] [Ms Secretary Hewitt].

    APPENDIX II

    Standing Committees

      Draft Solicitors (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) Order 2004,-The Committee of Selection has discharged Angela Eagle from the Fifth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the draft Order) and nominated in substitution Dan Norris.

    APPENDIX III

    Reports from Select Committees

      1    Constitutional Affairs,-(1) Fourth Report from the Constitutional Affairs Committee [Civil Legal Aid: adequacy of provision], together with Appendices to the Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 391-I];

      (2) Third Special Report from the Committee [Further Government Response to the Committee's Second Report, on Asylum and Immigration Appeals]; to be printed [No. 868]; and

      (3) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee [Draft Criminal Defence Service Bill]; to be printed [No. 746-iii]

      [Mr A. J. Beith].

      2    Culture, Media and Sport,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Culture, Media and Sport Committee [BBC Charter Renewal]; to be printed [No. 598-v] [Sir Gerald Kaufman].

      3    Draft Gambling Bill (Regional Casinos),-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Joint Committee on the Draft Gambling Bill (Regional Casinos); to be printed [No. 843-ii and -iii] [Mr John Greenway].

      4    Liaison,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Liaison Committee [The Prime Minister]; to be printed [No. 310-ii] [Mr Alan Williams].

      5    Statutory Instruments,-Twenty-fourth Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, together with Memoranda laid before the Committee; to be printed [No. 82-xxiv] [Mr David Tredinnick].

      6    Trade and Industry,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Trade and Industry Committee [Pubcos]; to be printed [No. 751-ii] [Mr Martin O'Neill].

      7    Treasury,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Treasury Committee [Regional Productivity]; to be printed [No. 308-iii] [Mr John McFall].

    [W.H., No. 71]

    Minutes of Proceedings of the Sitting in Westminster Hall

    The sitting commenced at half-past Nine o'clock.

      Adjournment,-Resolved, That the sitting be now adjourned.-(Derek Twigg.)

      And accordingly the sitting was adjourned till to-morrow.

    [Adjourned at 4.29 p.m.

    Sir Alan Haselhurst

    Deputy Speaker



     
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