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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Wednesday 26th January 2005

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

PRAYERS.

1    Standing Orders,—The Chairman of Ways and Means reported from the Standing Orders Committee the following Resolution:

    That, in the case of the HBOS Group Reorganisation Bill, the Standing Orders ought to be dispensed with: That the parties be permitted to proceed with their Bill.

    The Resolution was agreed to.

2    Third Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,—Mr Bill Olner reported from the Third Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the draft Local Authorities (Contracting Out of BID Levy Billing, Collection and Enforcement Functions) Order 2004.

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

3    Regulation of Financial Services (Land Transactions),—Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to enable activities relating to certain arrangements involving the acquisition or disposal of land to be regulated under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000: And that Mr David Stewart, Angus Robertson, Sandra Osborne, Mr Andrew Dismore, Julia Drown, Sir Archy Kirkwood, Miss Anne Begg, Mr Andrew Mitchell, Mr Bill Tynan, Glenda Jackson, John Robertson and Mr Alistair Carmichael do prepare and bring it in.

4    Regulation of Financial Services (Land Transactions) Bill,—Mr David Stewart accordingly presented a Bill to enable activities relating to certain arrangements involving the acquisition or disposal of land to be regulated under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time on Friday 22nd April and to be printed [Bill 47].

5    Sitting Hours,—A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That the following Amendments to Standing Orders be made with effect from the beginning of the next Parliament:

Standing Order No. 9 (Sittings of the House)

      Line 1, at beginning insert 'Subject to the provisions of Standing Order No. 1B (Election of Speaker by secret ballot),'.

      Line 1, leave out from 'Mondays' to 'o'clock' in line 3 and insert 'at half-past two o'clock, on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at half-past eleven o'clock and on Thursdays at half-past ten'.

      Line 5, at end insert 'Provided that, when the House sits on a Tuesday or Wednesday which immediately follows a periodic adjournment of more than two days or is the first day of a Session, references to specific times in the Standing Orders of this House shall apply as if that day were a Monday'.

      Line 16, leave out 'Tuesdays and Wednesdays and at seven' and insert 'at seven o'clock on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and at six'.

Standing Order No. 10 (Sittings in Westminster Hall)

      Line 4, after 'Wednesdays', insert 'beginning at half-past nine o'clock, which shall be suspended from half-past eleven o'clock until half-past two o'clock and may then continue for up to a further two and a half hours; except that if the Tuesday or Wednesday immediately follows a periodic adjournment of the House of more than two days, the sitting shall be'.

      Line 8, leave out 'that period' and insert 'the periods of two and a half or three hours'.

Standing Order No. 11 (Friday sittings)

      Line 1, at beginning insert 'Subject to Standing Order No. 12 (House not to sit on certain Fridays),'.

Standing Order No. 12 (House not to sit on certain Fridays)

      Line 1, leave out paragraphs (1) and (2) and insert

          '(1) Unless the House otherwise orders, the House shall not sit on any Friday other than those on which private Members' bills have precedence.'.

      Line 7, leave out 'each of the Fridays so appointed' and insert 'a Friday on which the House is not sitting'.

      Line 13, leave out 'so appointed' and insert 'on which the House does not sit'.

      Line 24, after 'amendments', insert ', and notices of motions relating to proceedings on bills committed to a standing committee,'.

Standing Order No. 14 (Arrangement of public business)

      Line 20, leave out 'Tuesday or Wednesday or four' and insert ', four o'clock on Tuesday or Wednesday or three'.

      Line 23, leave out from 'at' to 'and' in line 25 and insert 'the hour specified in sub-paragraph (i) above'.

      Line 32, leave out 'or four' and insert ', four o'clock or three'.

Standing Order No. 15 (Exempted business)

      Line 23, leave out 'Tuesday or Wednesday or eight' and insert 'eight o'clock on Tuesday or Wednesday or seven'.

Standing Order No. 17 (Delegated legislation (negative procedure))

      Line 3, leave out 'Tuesday or Wednesday or half-past eight' and insert 'half-past eight o'clock on Tuesday or Wednesday or half-past seven'.

      Line 5, leave out from 'at' to 'the' in line 7 and insert 'that hour'.

      Line 20, leave out from 'resumed' to 'but' in line 22 and insert 'less than half an hour before the time specified in paragraph (1) of this order,',

Standing Order No. 20 (Time for taking private business)

      Line 28, leave out 'Tuesday or Wednesday or four' and insert 'four o'clock on any specified Tuesday or Wednesday or three'.

      Line 38, leave out 'or four' and insert ', four o'clock or three'.

Standing Order No. 24 (Adjournment on specific and important matter that should have urgent consideration)

      Line 24, leave out 'Tuesday or Wednesday or four' and insert 'four o'clock if it is a Tuesday or Wednesday or three'.

      Line 29, leave out 'Tuesday or Wednesday or half-past ten' and insert 'half-past ten o'clock on a Tuesday or Wednesday or half-past nine'.

      Line 55, leave out 'or four' and insert ', four o'clock or three'.

    Standing Order No. 41A (Deferred divisions)

      Lines 38 and 45, leave out 'three' and insert 'twelve'.

    Standing Order No. 54 (Consideration of estimates)

      Line 18, leave out 'Tuesday or Wednesday or four' and insert 'four o'clock on Tuesday or Wednesday or three'.

      Line 23, leave out from 'at' to 'and' in line 25 and insert 'the hour specified in sub-paragraph (a) above'.

      Line 27, leave out 'or four' and insert ', four o'clock or three'.

Standing Order No. 83I (Programme orders: supplementary provision)

      Line 5, leave out 'ten o'clock (or on Thursday, seven o'clock)' and insert 'the moment of interruption'.

      Line 15, at end insert ', four o'clock or three o'clock'.

Standing Order No. 88 (Meetings of standing committees)

      Line 13, leave out from 'Mondays' to second 'in' in line 15 and insert 'between the hours of twenty-five minutes past eleven o'clock in the morning and half-past one o'clock in the afternoon on Tuesdays or Wednesdays or between the hours of twenty-five minutes past ten o'clock in the morning and half-past twelve o'clock'.

      Line 20, leave out 'or'.

      Line 21, after 'o'clock', insert 'or twenty-five minutes past ten o'clock'.

Standing Order No. 100 (Scottish Grand Committee (sittings))

      Line 45, leave out from 'at' to the end of line 48 and insert 'the time specified in paragraph (2) of Standing Order No. 88 (Meetings of standing committees), subject to the proviso to that paragraph'.

Standing Order No. 108 (Welsh Grand Committee (sittings))

      Line 44, leave out from 'at' to the end of line 47 and insert 'the time specified in paragraph (2) of Standing Order No. 88 (Meetings of standing committees), subject to the proviso to that paragraph'.

Standing Order No. 116 (Northern Ireland Grand Committee (sittings))

      Line 57, leave out from 'at' to end of line 60 and insert 'the time specified in paragraph (2) of Standing Order No. 88 (Meetings of standing committees), subject to the proviso to that paragraph'—(Mr Peter Hain);

An Amendment ((a)) was proposed to the Question, in line 7, to leave out the words 'at half-past two o'clock, on Tuesdays and' and insert 'and Tuesdays at half-past two o'clock, on', instead thereof.—(Mr George Howarth.) And the Question being put, That the Amendment be made; The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Bridget Prentice, Mr Nick Ainger: 292.

      Tellers for the Noes, Margaret Moran, James Purnell: 225.

So the Question was agreed to. It being more than three hours after the commencement of proceedings on the Motion, the Deputy Speaker, pursuant to Order [24th January], put the remaining Questions necessary to dispose of proceedings on the Motion and on the Motions relating to Connecting Parliament with the Public and Car Mileage Allowance. Other Amendments were made to the Question: (b) in line 10, by leaving out the words 'Tuesday or'; (c) in line 14, by leaving out the words 'at seven o'clock on Tuesdays and' and inserting the words 'and Tuesdays, at seven o'clock on', instead thereof;

    (d) in line 17, by leaving out from the word 'after' to the word 'Wednesday' in line 20 and inserting the words ''Tuesdays' insert 'between half-past nine o'clock and two o'clock;

      (aa) on Wednesdays beginning at half-past nine o'clock, which shall be suspended from half-past eleven o'clock until half-past two o'clock and may then continue for up to a further two and a half hours; except that if the', instead thereof;

    (e) in line 37, by leaving out the words ', four o'clock on Tuesday or' and inserting the words 'or Tuesday, four o'clock on', instead thereof;

    (f) in line 43, by leaving out the words ', eight o'clock on Tuesday or' and inserting the words 'or Tuesday, eight o'clock on', instead thereof;

    (g) in line 46, by leaving out the words ', half-past eight o'clock on Tuesday or' and inserting the words 'or Tuesday, half-past eight o'clock on', instead thereof;

    (h) in line 52, by leaving out the words 'four o'clock on any specified Tuesday or' and inserting the words 'or Tuesday, four o'clock on any specified', instead thereof;

    (i) in line 57, by leaving out the words 'four o'clock if it is a Tuesday or' and inserting the words 'or Tuesday, four o'clock if it is a', instead thereof;

    (j) in line 59, by leaving out the words 'half-past ten o'clock on a Tuesday or' and inserting the words 'or Tuesday, half-past ten o'clock on a', instead thereof;

    (k) in line 65, by leaving out the words 'four o'clock on Tuesday or' and inserting the words 'or Tuesday, four o'clock on', instead thereof; and

    (l) in line 75, by leaving out from the word 'insert' to the word 'Wednesdays' in line 77 and inserting the words 'or Tuesdays, between the hours of twenty-five minutes past eleven o'clock in the morning and half-past one o'clock in the afternoon on', instead thereof.

Another Amendment ((m)) was proposed to the Question, in line 62, at the end, to insert the words—

      'Line 6, at beginning insert "Subject to paragraph (2A) below,".

      Line 28, at end insert—

          "(2A) Sub-paragraphs (a), (c), (d) and (e) of paragraph (2) above shall not apply to sittings of the House on Thursdays.".'.—(Mr Brian H. Donohoe.)

And the Question being put, That the Amendment be made; The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, John Robertson, Sandra Osborne: 80.

      Tellers for the Noes, Mr Nick Ainger, Bridget Prentice: 388.

So the Question was negatived. And the Main Question, as amended, being put;

    Ordered, That the following Amendments to Standing Orders be made with effect from the beginning of the next Parliament:

Standing Order No. 9 (Sittings of the House)

      Line 1, at beginning insert 'Subject to the provisions of Standing Order No. 1B (Election of Speaker by secret ballot),'.

      Line 1, leave out from 'Mondays' to 'o'clock' in line 3 and insert 'and Tuesdays at half-past two o'clock, on Wednesdays at half-past eleven o'clock and on Thursdays at half-past ten'.

      Line 5, at end insert 'Provided that, when the House sits on a Wednesday which immediately follows a periodic adjournment of more than two days or is the first day of a Session, references to specific times in the Standing Orders of this House shall apply as if that day were a Monday'.

      Line 16, leave out 'Tuesdays and Wednesdays and at seven' and insert 'and Tuesdays, at seven o'clock on Wednesdays and at six'.

Standing Order No. 10 (Sittings in Westminster Hall)

      Line 4, after 'Tuesdays', insert 'between half-past nine o'clock and two o'clock;

          (aa) on Wednesdays beginning at half-past nine o'clock, which shall be suspended from half-past eleven o'clock until half-past two o'clock and may then continue for up to a further two and a half hours; except that if the Wednesday immediately follows a periodic adjournment of the House of more than two days, the sitting shall be'.

      Line 8, leave out 'that period' and insert 'the periods of two and a half or three hours'.

Standing Order No. 11 (Friday sittings)

      Line 1, at beginning insert 'Subject to Standing Order No. 12 (House not to sit on certain Fridays),'.

Standing Order No. 12 (House not to sit on certain Fridays)

      Line 1, leave out paragraphs (1) and (2) and insert

          '(1) Unless the House otherwise orders, the House shall not sit on any Friday other than those on which private Members' bills have precedence.'.

      Line 7, leave out 'each of the Fridays so appointed' and insert 'a Friday on which the House is not sitting'.

      Line 13, leave out 'so appointed' and insert 'on which the House does not sit'.

      Line 24, after 'amendments', insert ', and notices of motions relating to proceedings on bills committed to a standing committee,'.

Standing Order No. 14 (Arrangement of public business)

      Line 20, leave out 'Tuesday or Wednesday or four' and insert 'or Tuesday, four o'clock on Wednesday or three'.

      Line 23, leave out from 'at' to 'and' in line 25 and insert 'the hour specified in sub-paragraph (i) above'.

      Line 32, leave out 'or four' and insert ', four o'clock or three'.

Standing Order No. 15 (Exempted business)

      Line 23, leave out 'Tuesday or Wednesday or eight' and insert 'or Tuesday, eight o'clock on Wednesday or seven'.

Standing Order No. 17 (Delegated legislation (negative procedure))

      Line 3, leave out 'Tuesday or Wednesday or half-past eight' and insert 'or Tuesday, half-past eight o'clock on Wednesday or half-past seven'.

      Line 5, leave out from 'at' to 'the' in line 7 and insert 'that hour'.

      Line 20, leave out from 'resumed' to 'but' in line 22 and insert 'less than half an hour before the time specified in paragraph (1) of this order,',

Standing Order No. 20 (Time for taking private business)

      Line 28, leave out 'Tuesday or Wednesday or four' and insert 'or Tuesday, four o'clock on any specified Wednesday or three'.

      Line 38, leave out 'or four' and insert ', four o'clock or three'.

Standing Order No. 24 (Adjournment on specific and important matter that should have urgent consideration)

      Line 24, leave out 'Tuesday or Wednesday or four' and insert 'or Tuesday, four o'clock if it is a Wednesday or three'.

      Line 29, leave out 'Tuesday or Wednesday or half-past ten' and insert 'or Tuesday, half-past ten o'clock on a Wednesday or half-past nine'.

      Line 55, leave out 'or four' and insert ', four o'clock or three'.

    Standing Order No. 41A (Deferred divisions)

      Lines 38 and 45, leave out 'three' and insert 'twelve'.

    Standing Order No. 54 (Consideration of estimates)

      Line 18, leave out 'Tuesday or Wednesday or four' and insert 'or Tuesday, four o'clock on Wednesday or three'.

      Line 23, leave out from 'at' to 'and' in line 25 and insert 'the hour specified in sub-paragraph (a) above'.

      Line 27, leave out 'or four' and insert ', four o'clock or three'.

Standing Order No. 83I (Programme orders: supplementary provision)

      Line 5, leave out 'ten o'clock (or on Thursday, seven o'clock)' and insert 'the moment of interruption'.

      Line 15, at end insert ', four o'clock or three o'clock'.

Standing Order No. 88 (Meetings of standing committees)

      Line 13, leave out from 'Mondays' to second 'in' in line 15 and insert 'or Tuesdays, between the hours of twenty-five minutes past eleven o'clock in the morning and half-past one o'clock in the afternoon on Wednesdays or between the hours of twenty-five minutes past ten o'clock in the morning and half-past twelve o'clock'.

      Line 20, leave out 'or'.

      Line 21, after 'o'clock', insert 'or twenty-five minutes past ten o'clock'.

Standing Order No. 100 (Scottish Grand Committee (sittings))

      Line 45, leave out from 'at' to the end of line 48 and insert 'the time specified in paragraph (2) of Standing Order No. 88 (Meetings of standing committees), subject to the proviso to that paragraph'.

Standing Order No. 108 (Welsh Grand Committee (sittings))

      Line 44, leave out from 'at' to the end of line 47 and insert 'the time specified in paragraph (2) of Standing Order No. 88 (Meetings of standing committees), subject to the proviso to that paragraph'.

Standing Order No. 116 (Northern Ireland Grand Committee (sittings))

      Line 57, leave out from 'at' to end of line 60 and insert 'the time specified in paragraph (2) of Standing Order No. 88 (Meetings of standing committees), subject to the proviso to that paragraph'.

6    Connecting Parliament with the Public,—A Motion was made, and the Question being put, That this House notes with approval the First Report of the Select Committee on Modernisation of the House of Commons of Session 2003-04, on Connecting Parliament with the Public (House of Commons Paper No. 368) and the First Special Report from the Committee containing the House of Commons Commission's response thereto (House of Commons Paper No. 69); agrees that the House should make itself more accessible, make it easier for people to understand the work of Parliament and do more to communicate its activity to the general public; welcomes the steps taken or planned as set out in the Commission's response, including those planned to bring about the radical upgrade of the website envisaged by the Modernisation Committee; endorses the Committee's conclusion that further consideration should be given to facilities such as a Parliamentary roadshow in the light of evaluation of other outreach initiatives; authorises the House of Commons Commission to fund the publication and distribution of a new voters' guide; and would welcome more proactive promotion to the media and the public of the House and its work—(Mr Peter Hain);

    The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Mr Nick Ainger, Bridget Prentice: 375.

      Tellers for the Noes, Mr Eric Forth, Ann Winterton: 14.

    So the Question was agreed to.

    Resolved, That this House notes with approval the First Report of the Select Committee on Modernisation of the House of Commons of Session 2003-04, on Connecting Parliament with the Public (House of Commons Paper No. 368) and the First Special Report from the Committee containing the House of Commons Commission's response thereto (House of Commons Paper No. 69); agrees that the House should make itself more accessible, make it easier for people to understand the work of Parliament and do more to communicate its activity to the general public; welcomes the steps taken or planned as set out in the Commission's response, including those planned to bring about the radical upgrade of the website envisaged by the Modernisation Committee; endorses the Committee's conclusion that further consideration should be given to facilities such as a Parliamentary roadshow in the light of evaluation of other outreach initiatives; authorises the House of Commons Commission to fund the publication and distribution of a new voters' guide; and would welcome more proactive promotion to the media and the public of the House and its work.

7    Car Mileage Allowance,—A Motion was made, and the Question being put, That, in the opinion of this House, the reduction in the rates at which the car mileage allowance is payable till they are the same as the car mileage rates approved by the Inland Revenue, which was agreed by the House on 3rd November 2004, should be phased in between 1st April 2005 and 1st April 2009, or the day after the general election after next, whichever is the later; and the rates to be in effect for each year should be determined by the Members Estimate Committee; and the higher rate of the allowance should continue to be payable up to a total of 20,000 miles and the lower rate thereafter—(Mr Peter Hain);

    The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Mr Mike Hall, Mr Ken Purchase: 111.

      Tellers for the Noes, Mr Nick Ainger, Bridget Prentice: 249.

    So the Question was negatived.

8    Commissioners for Revenue and Customs Bill (Programme) (No. 3),—Ordered, That the Order of 8th December 2004, as varied on 10th January 2005, in relation to the Commissioners for Revenue and Customs Bill be further varied by the substitution for paragraphs 4 and 5 of the following:

1. Proceedings on consideration shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion two hours after the commencement of proceedings on the Motion for this Order at this day's sitting. 2. Proceedings on Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion three hours after the commencement of proceedings on the Motion for this Order at this day's sitting.—(Dawn Primarolo.)

9    Commissioners for Revenue and Customs Bill,—The House, according to Order, proceeded to consider the Commissioners for Revenue and Customs Bill, as amended in the Standing Committee.

    A Clause (NC3) (Declaration of confidentiality)—(Dawn Primarolo)—brought up, read the first and second time, and added to the Bill.

    Another Clause (NC4) (Freedom of information)—(Dawn Primarolo)—brought up, read the first and second time, and added to the Bill.

    Another Clause (NC1) (Report on establishment of Commissioners)—(Mr Andrew Tyrie)—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 Prisk, Mr Peter Atkinson: 128.

      Tellers for the Noes, Gillian Merron, Mr Tom Watson: 246.

    So the Question was negatived.

    Amendment (No. 19) proposed to the Bill, in page 8, line 19, to leave out the words 'or the Scottish' and insert the words ', the Scottish inspectors or the Northern Ireland', instead thereof.—(John Healey.)

    Question proposed, That the Amendment be made.

    And it being two hours after the commencement of proceedings on the Motion for the Order relating to Commissioners for Revenue and Customs Bill (Programme) (No. 3), the Deputy Speaker put the Question, pursuant to Order [this day]:—It was agreed to.

    The Deputy Speaker then put the Question on the remaining Amendments moved by a Minister of the Crown.

    Other Amendments (Nos. 20 to 27, 33, 28, 34, 29 to 32, 12 to 16, 6, 17, 18 and 7 to 11) made to the Bill.

    The Bill was read the third time, and passed.

10    Freedom of Information,—Ordered, That the Freedom of Information and Data Protection (Appropriate Limit and Fees) Regulations 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 3244), dated 9th December 2004, be referred to a Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation.—(Mr John Heppell.)

11    Adjournment,—Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.—(Mr John Heppell.)

And accordingly, the House, having continued to sit till eighteen minutes past Eight o'clock, adjourned till to-morrow.

[Adjourned at 8.18 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 Affirmative Resolution:

1    Data Protection,—Draft Data Protection (Subject Access Modification) (Social Work) (Amendment) Order 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Christopher Leslie].

2    Employment,—Draft Gangmasters (Licensing Authority) Regulations 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Secretary Margaret Beckett].

3    Northern Ireland,—(1) Draft Drainage (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) Order 2005; and

    (2) draft Northern Ireland Arms Decommissioning Act 1997 (Amnesty Period) Order 2005

    [by Act], with Explanatory Memoranda thereon [by Command] [Mr Secretary Murphy].

4    Social Security,—Draft Pneumoconiosis etc. (Workers' Compensation) (Payment of Claims) (Amendment) Regulations 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Secretary Johnson].

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

5    Education,—Education (Student Support) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 52), dated 13th January 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Secretary Ruth Kelly].

Other Papers:

6    Prisons,—Report of HM Chief Inspector of Prisons for England and Wales for 2003-04 [by Act]; to be printed [No. 204] [Mr Secretary Clarke].

7    Public Accounts,—Treasury Minutes on the Forty-fourth to Forty-ninth Reports from the Committee of Public Accounts, Session 2003-04 [by Command] [Cm. 6441] [Mr Stephen Timms].

8    Treaty Series (No. 50, 2004),—Third Supplementary List of Ratifications, Accessions, Withdrawals, etc., for 2004 [by Command] [Cm. 6454] [Mr Secretary Straw].

APPENDIX II

Standing Committees

1    Drugs Bill,—The Committee of Selection has discharged Mr John MacDougall and Shona McIsaac from Standing Committee F (nominated in respect of the Bill); and nominated in substitution Mr Eric Joyce and Mr Greg Pope.

2    Draft Private Security Industry Act 2001 (Amendment to Schedule 2) Order 2005:

    (1) The Speaker has allocated the draft Order to the First Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation; and

    (2) the Committee of Selection has nominated sixteen Members to serve on the Committee: Virginia Bottomley, Mr Desmond Browne, Colin Burgon, Mr David Chaytor, Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, Mr Hilton Dawson, Mr Jonathan Djanogly, Nick Harvey, Mr Doug Henderson, Mr John Heppell, John McDonnell, Shona McIsaac, Mr Archie Norman, Mr Mark Oaten, Sandra Osborne and Ms Debra Shipley.

3    Draft Companies Act 1985 (Operating and Financial Review and Directors' Report etc.) Regulations 2005:

    (1) The Speaker has allocated the draft Regulations to the Second Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation; and

    (2) the Committee of Selection has nominated sixteen Members to serve on the Committee: Gregory Barker, Mr Henry Bellingham, Peter Bottomley, Malcolm Bruce, Richard Burden, Brian Cotter, Mr Jim Cunningham, Mr Nigel Evans, Glenda Jackson, Mr Andrew Love, Mr Kevin McNamara, Margaret Moran, Mr Kerry Pollard, Jim Sheridan, Jacqui Smith and Derek Wyatt.

4    Fire and Rescue Services (National Framework) (England) Order 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 3217):

    (1) The Speaker has allocated the Order to the Third Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation; and

    (2) the Committee of Selection has nominated sixteen Members to serve on the Committee: Mr Graham Allen, Ms Candy Atherton, Mr Richard Bacon, Mr William Cash, Paul Clark, Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, Mr Edward Davey, Mr Derek Foster, Linda Gilroy, Mr Philip Hammond, Phil Hope, Alan Howarth, Mr Eric Martlew, Dan Norris, Joyce Quin and Richard Younger-Ross.

5    Draft Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000 (Disapplication of Part IV for Northern Ireland Parties, etc.) Order 2005:

    (1) The Speaker has allocated the draft Order to the Fourth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation; and

    (2) the Committee of Selection has nominated twenty Members to serve on the Committee: Mr Vernon Coaker, Jeff Ennis, Mrs Lorna Fitzsimons, Mr George Foulkes, Mr Nick Gibb, Mr Tom Harris, Mrs Joan Humble, Mr Boris Johnson, Mr David Lidington, Mr Peter Luff, Mr Eddie McGrady, Judy Mallaber, Lembit Ípik, Mr Gwyn Prosser, Mr Peter Robinson, Christine Russell, Mr Andrew Smith, Mr John Spellar, Mr David Trimble and Joan Walley.

European Standing Committees

6    The Committee of Selection has discharged Mr Elfyn Llwyd from European Standing Committee B: and nominated in substitution Pete Wishart.

APPENDIX III

Reports from Select Committees

1    Defence,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Defence Committee [Iraq]; to be printed [No. 65-i] [Bruce George].

2    Draft Mental Health Bill,—(1) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Joint Committee on the Draft Mental Health Bill; to be printed [No. 95-xii] [Mr George Howarth];

    (2) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee; to be printed [No. 95-xiv] [Mr David Hinchliffe]; and

    (3) Memoranda laid before the Committee; to be printed [No. 95-xiii] [Mr George Howarth].

3    Environment, Food and Rural Affairs,—(1) Third Report from the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee [The Work of the Committee in 2004]; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 281]; and

    (2) Memoranda laid before the Committee [Correspondence on video of Burnside Farm]

    [Mr Michael Jack].

4    Environmental Audit,—(1) Second Report from the Environmental Audit Committee [Corporate Environmental Crime], 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. 136]; and

    (2) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee [Pre-Budget 2004: the road ahead]; to be printed [No. 261-ii]

    [Mr Peter Ainsworth].

5    European Scrutiny,—(1) Fifth Report from the European Scrutiny Committee; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 38-v]; and

    (2) Sixth Report from the Committee [The Committee's work in 2004]; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 38-vi]

    [Mr Jimmy Hood].

6    Human Rights,—(1) Fifth Report from the Joint Committee on Human Rights [Identity Cards Bill], together with an Appendix; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 283]; and

(2) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee [International Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Racial Discrimination]; to be printed [No. 263-ii]

    [Jean Corston].

7    Public Accounts,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee of Public Accounts [Helping those in financial hardship: the running of the social fund]; to be printed [No. 282-i] [Mr Alan Williams].

8    Science and Technology,—(1) Fourth Report from the Science and Technology Committee [The Medical Research Council's Review of the Future of the National Institute for Medical Research], 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. 6];

    (2) Third Special Report from the Committee [Responses to the Committee's Tenth Report, Session 2003-04, Scientific Publications: Free for all?: Responses to the Committee's Fourteenth Report, Session 2003-04]; to be printed [No. 249]; and

    (3) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee [Forensic Science]; to be printed [No. 96-iii]

    [Dr Ian Gibson].

9    Trade and Industry,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Trade and Industry Committee [Fuel Prices]; to be printed [No. 279-iii] [Mr Martin O'Neill].

10    Transport,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Transport Committee [Road Pricing]; to be printed [No. 218-iii] [Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody].


[W.H., No. 15]

Minutes of Proceedings of the Sitting in Westminster Hall

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

Adjournment,—Resolved, That the sitting be now adjourned.—(Gillian Merron.) And accordingly the sitting was adjourned till to-morrow.

[Adjourned at 4.29 p.m.

Sir Alan Haselhurst

Deputy Speaker



 
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