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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Tuesday 1st February 2005

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

PRAYERS.

1    London Local Authorities and Transport for London Bill,—Ordered, That the London Local Authorities and Transport for London Bill be read a second time on Tuesday 8th February.

2    Income Tax (Trading and Other Income) Bill,—Mr Kenneth Clarke reported from the Joint Committee on Tax Law Rewrite Bills, to which the Income Tax (Trading and Other Income) Bill was committed, That it had gone through the Bill, and made Amendments thereunto.

    Ordered, That the Bill, as amended, in the Joint Committee, be printed [Bill 51].

    Bill, as amended in the Joint Committee, re-committed to a Committee of the whole House, pursuant to Standing Order No. 60 (Tax law re-write bills).

    Committee to-morrow.

3    Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Bill,—Mr Eric Forth reported from Standing Committee G, That it had gone through the Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Bill, and made Amendments thereunto.

    Bill, as amended in the Standing Committee, to be considered to-morrow; and to be printed [Bill 52].

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

4    First Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,—Miss Ann Widdecombe reported from the First Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the draft Private Security Industry Act 2001 (Amendments to Schedule 2) Order 2005.

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

5    Pharmaceutical Labelling (Warning of Cognitive Function Impairment),—Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to make provision for a warning symbol to be prominently displayed on the packaging of pharmaceuticals which act on the brain and central nervous system so as to impair dangerously the consumer's ability to carry out certain activities; and for connected purposes: And that Mr Andrew Dismore, Ms Karen Buck, Mr Stephen Pound, Mr Martin Salter, Sir Archy Kirkwood, David Hamilton, Dr Alan Whitehead, Angela Eagle, Miss Anne Begg, Ann Keen and Mr Neil Gerrard do prepare and bring it in.

6    Pharmaceutical Labelling (Warning of Cognitive Function Impairment) Bill,—Mr Andrew Dismore accordingly presented a Bill to make provision for a warning symbol to be prominently displayed on the packaging of pharmaceuticals which act on the brain and central nervous system so as to impair dangerously the consumer's ability to carry out certain activities; and for connected purposes: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time on Friday 20th May and to be printed [Bill 50].

7    Constitutional Reform Bill [Lords] [2nd allotted day],—The House, according to Order, again resolved itself into a Committee on the Constitutional Reform Bill [Lords].

    (In the Committee)

    Clause No. 20 (The Supreme Court).

    Amendment (No. 350) proposed, in page 9, line 15, at the end, to insert the words 'situated in the Palace of Westminster'.—(Mr Dominic Grieve.)

    Question put, That the Amendment be made.

    The Committee divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Andrew Selous, Mr Peter Atkinson: 114.

      Tellers for the Noes, Margaret Moran, James Purnell: 285.

    Clause agreed to.

    Clause No. 21 agreed to.

    Another Clause (NC4) (Representations to the Northern Ireland Assembly)—(Mr Christopher Leslie)—brought up, read the first and second time, and added.

    Another Clause (NC5) (Northern Ireland Act 1998: excepted and reserved matters relating to Supreme Court)—(Mr Christopher Leslie)—brought up, read the first and second time, and added.

    Clause No. 37 (Jurisdiction).

    Amendment (No. 366) proposed, in page 17, line 23, to leave out the word 'An' and insert the word 'No'.—(Annabelle Ewing.)

    Question put, That the Amendment be made.

    The Committee divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Mr Elfyn Llwyd, Mr Simon Thomas: 4.

      Tellers for the Noes, Mr Tom Watson, Mr Vernon Coaker: 411.

    Clause agreed to.

    Schedule No. 8 agreed to.

    Clause No. 109 (Parliamentary disqualification).

    Amendment (No. 339) proposed, in page 48, line 27, to leave out subsections (1) and (2).—(Mr Jonathan Djanogly.)

    Question proposed, That the Amendment be made.

    And it being three hours after the commencement of proceedings on the Bill, the Chairman put the Question, pursuant to Order [17th January].

    The Committee divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, Mr John Randall: 122.

      Tellers for the Noes, Mr Vernon Coaker, Mr Tom Watson: 315.

    The Chairman then put the remaining Question to be disposed of at that hour.

    Clause agreed to.

    Clause No. 105 (Removal from most senior judicial offices).

    Amendments (Nos. 3 and 4) made.

    Question put, That the Clause, as amended, stand part of the Bill.

    The Committee divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Mr Tom Watson, Mr Vernon Coaker: 277.

      Tellers for the Noes, Andrew Selous, Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown: 162.

    Clause No. 106 (Removal from listed judicial offices).

    Amendment (No. 351) proposed, in page 47, line 7, to leave out the words 'except after consultation with' and insert the words 'without the agreement of'.—(Mr Dominic Grieve.)

    Question put, That the Amendment be made.

    The Committee divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Andrew Selous, Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown: 168.

      Tellers for the Noes, Bridget Prentice, Jim Fitzpatrick: 276.

    Clause agreed to.

    Clauses Nos. 107 and 108 agreed to.

    Clause No. 94 (Disciplinary powers).

    Amendments (Nos. 21 to 23, 11, 12, 24, 13 and 14) made.

    Clause, as amended, agreed to.

    Clause No. 95 (Disciplinary powers: interpretation).

    Amendment (No. 15) made.

    Clause, as amended, agreed to.

    The Chairman left the Chair to report progress and ask leave to sit again.

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    The Deputy Speaker resumed the Chair; and Paul Clark reported, That the Committee had made progress in the Bill, and moved, That the Committee may have leave to sit again.

    Committee again to-morrow.

8    Adjournment (February),—A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 25 (Periodic adjournments), That this House, at its rising on Thursday 10th February, do adjourn till Monday 21st February—(Paul Clark):—It was agreed to.

9    Adjournment,—A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That this House do now adjourn—(Paul Clark);

    And it being Seven o'clock, the Motion for the adjournment of the House lapsed, without Question put.

10    Adjournment,—Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.—(Paul Clark.)

    And accordingly, the House, having continued to sit till twenty-nine minutes past Seven o'clock, adjourned till to-morrow.

[Adjourned at 7.29 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    Pensions,—Draft Guaranteed Minimum Pensions Increase Order 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Secretary Johnson].

2    Social Security,—(1) Draft Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Secretary Johnson]; and

    (2) draft Social Security (Contributions) (Re-rating and National Insurance Funds Payments) Order 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Dawn Primarolo].

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

3    Agriculture,—Hill Farm Allowance Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 154), dated 29th January 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Secretary Margaret Beckett].

4    Disabled Persons,—Rail Vehicle Accessibility (Heathrow Express Class 360/2) Exemption Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 86), dated 21st January 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Secretary Darling].

5    Education,—Tynemouth College and North Tyneside College (Dissolution) Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 94), dated 24th January 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Secretary Ruth Kelly].

6    Social Security,—Social Security (Contributions) (Amendment) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 166), dated 1st February 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Dawn Primarolo].

7    Tax Credits,—Tax Credits (Approval of Child Care Providers) Scheme 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 93), dated 24th January 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Secretary Ruth Kelly].

Other Papers:

8    Social Security,—Report by the Government Actuary on the drafts of the Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order 2005 and the Social Security (Contributions) (Re-rating and National Insurance Funds Payments) Order 2005 [by Command] [Cm. 6457] [Mr Secretary Johnson].

APPENDIX II

Standing Committees

Draft Private Security Industry Act 2001 (Amendments to Schedule 2) Order 2005,—The Committee of Selection has discharged Mr Desmond Browne and Mr John Heppell from the First Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the draft Order) and nominated in substitution Paul Goggins and Mr Jim Murphy.

APPENDIX III

Reports from Select Committees

1    Constitutional Affairs and Office of the Deputy Prime Minister: Housing, Planning, Local Government and the Regions,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Constitutional Affairs and Office of the Deputy Prime Minister: Housing, Planning, Local Government and the Regions Committees [Electoral registration]; to be printed [No. 243-ii] [Mr A. J. Beith].

2    Culture, Media and Sport,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Culture, Media and Sport Committee [Arts Development: Theatre]; to be printed [No. 254-ii] [Sir Gerald Kaufman].

3    Foreign Affairs,—(1) Second Report from the Foreign Affairs Committee [Cyprus], together with an Annex and 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. 113];

    (2) Third Report from the Committee [Western Balkans], 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. 87]; and

    (3) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee [Foreign Policy Aspects of the War Against Terrorism]; to be printed [No. 36-iii]

    [Mr Donald Anderson].

4    Office of the Deputy Prime Minister: Housing, Planning, Local Government and the Regions,—Memoranda submitted to the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister: Housing, Planning, Local Government and the Regions Committee [Empty Homes and Low-demand Pathfinders]; to be printed [No. 295-II] [Andrew Bennett].

5    Scottish Affairs,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Scottish Affairs Committee [Meeting Scotland's Future Energy Needs]; to be printed [No. 259-ii] [Mrs Irene Adams].

6    Statutory Instruments,—Seventh Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, together with Memoranda laid before the Committee; to be printed [No. 66-vii] [Mr David Tredinnick].

7    Tax Law Rewrite Bills (Joint Committee),—First Report from the Joint Committee on Tax Law Rewrite Bills [Income Tax (Trading and other Income) Bill] together with Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee and Appendices thereto; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 285] [Mr Kenneth Clarke].

8    Trade and Industry,—(1) Fifth Report from the Trade and Industry Committee [Debt and Disconnection: Gas and electricity supply companies and their domestic customers], 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. 297]; and

    (2) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee [Fuel Prices]; to be printed [No. 279-iv]

    [Mr Martin O'Neill].

9    Treasury,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Treasury Committee [Cash machine charges]; to be printed [No. 191-ii] [Mr John McFall].

[W.H., No. 17]

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.—(Mr Vernon Coaker.)

    And accordingly the sitting was adjourned till to-morrow.

[Adjourned at 5.24 p.m.

Sir Alan Haselhurst

Deputy Speaker

CORRIGENDUM

In the Votes and Proceedings of Wednesday 27th October 2004, Appendix III, Item 8, and in the Votes and Proceedings of Monday 31st January, Appendix II, Item 2, relating to the Minutes of Evidence of the Committee of Public Accounts, the words 'Part of the' should be inserted at the beginning of each entry.



 
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