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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Thursday 3rd February 2005

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

PRAYERS.

1    Road Safety Bill,—Mr Peter Pike reported from Standing Committee A, That it had gone through the Road Safety Bill, and made Amendments thereunto, and had amended the Title as follows:

A Bill to make provision about road traffic, registration plates, vehicle and driver information, trunk road picnic areas and private hire vehicles.

    Bill, as amended in the Standing Committee, to be considered to-morrow; and to be printed [Bill 54].

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

2    Second Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,—Mr Bill O'Brien reported from the Second Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the draft Companies Act 1985 (Operating and Financial Review and Directors' Report etc.) Regulations 2005.

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

3    Third Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,—Mr David Amess reported from the Third Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the Fire and Rescue Services (National Framework) (England) Order 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 3217).

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

4    Fourth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,—Mr Nigel Beard reported from the Fourth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the draft Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000 (Disapplication of Part IV for Northern Ireland Parties, etc.) Order 2005.

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

5    Serious Organised Crime and Police Bill (Programme) (No. 2),—A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That the Programme Order of 7th December 2004 relating to the Serious Organised Crime and Police Bill be varied as follows—

1. Paragraphs 4 and 5 of the Order shall be omitted. 2. Proceedings on consideration shall be taken in the order shown in the first column of the following Table. 3. The proceedings shown in the first column of the Table shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at the time specified in the second column.
    Proceedings
Time for conclusion of proceedings
    New Clauses, Amendments and new Schedules relating to Clause No. 122 and Schedule No. 10; new Clauses, Amendments and new Schedules relating to blasphemy.
One and a half hours after the commencement of proceedings on consideration.
    New Clauses, Amendments and new Schedules relating to the use of intercept evidence in legal proceedings.
Two and a half hours after the commencement of proceedings on consideration.
    New Clauses, Amendments and new Schedules relating to the protection of organisations from economic damage or other interference with their activities.
Three and a half hours after the commencement of proceedings on consideration.
    New Clauses, Amendments and new Schedules relating to the status and powers of staff of the Serious Organised Crime Agency.
Four and a half hours after the commencement of proceedings on consideration.
    New Clauses, Amendments and new Schedules relating to behaviour in vicinity of Parliament Square; remaining proceedings on consideration.
Five and a half hours after the commencement of proceedings on consideration.
4. Proceedings on Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion six and a half hours after the commencement of proceedings on consideration—(Fiona Mactaggart); An Amendment ((a)) was proposed to the Question, in the Table, in the entry relating to the use of intercept evidence in legal proceedings, in column 2, to leave out from the word 'Two' to the word 'New' in column 1 in the entry relating to protection of organisations from economic damage or other interference with their activities, and insert the words—
'hours after the commencement of proceedings on consideration.
    Amendments relating to the abolition of the Royal Parks Constabulary
Two and a half hours after the commencement of proceedings on consideration', instead thereof.—(John McDonnell.)
And the Question being proposed, That the Amendment be made; The Amendment was, with leave of the House, withdrawn. And the Main Question being put; The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Margaret Moran, Mr Tom Watson: 255.

      Tellers for the Noes, Mr John Randall, Andrew Selous: 124.

    So the Question was agreed to.

6    Child Benefit Bill (Programme) (No. 2),—A Motion was made, and the Question being put, That the Order of 12th January 2005 (Child Benefit Bill (Programme)) be varied as follows:

Consideration and Third Reading

1. Paragraphs 4 and 5 of the order shall be omitted.

    2. 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.

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

    The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Mr Tom Watson, Margaret Moran: 236.

      Tellers for the Noes, Andrew Selous, Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown: 121.

    So the Question was agreed to.

7    Child Benefit Bill,—The House, according to Order, proceeded to consider the Child Benefit Bill, as amended in the Standing Committee.

A Clause (NC1) (Regulations made by the Treasury: qualifying courses)—(Mr Mark Francois)—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 John Randall, Andrew Selous: 110.

      Tellers for the Noes, Mr Jim Murphy, James Purnell: 229.

    The Bill was read the third time, and passed.

8    Security Industry,—A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation), That the draft Private Security Industry Act 2001 (Amendments to Schedule 2) Order 2005, which was laid before this House on 17th January, be approved—(Mr Nick Ainger):—It was agreed to.

9    Public Petitions,—A Public Petition from residents of Hodge Hill, Birmingham, and the surrounding areas for legislation to provide for tougher sentencing for dangerous driving was presented and read; and ordered to lie upon the Table and to be printed.

10    Adjournment,—Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.—(Mr Nick Ainger.)

    And accordingly, the House, having continued to sit till twenty-four minutes to Six o'clock, adjourned till to-morrow.

[Adjourned at 5.36 p.m.

Michael J. Martin

Speaker


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


APPENDIX I

Papers presented or laid upon the Table:

Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution:

1    Immigration,—Draft Special Immigration Appeals Commission (Procedure) (Amendment) Rules 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr David Lammy].

2    Northern Ireland,—Draft Northern Ireland Act 2000 (Modification) Order 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Secretary Murphy].

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

3    Environmental Protection,—Transfrontier Shipment of Waste (Amendment) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 187), dated 1st February 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Secretary Margaret Beckett].

Other Papers:

4    Courts,—Paper, entitled Courts Boards Guidance [by Command] [Cm. 6461] [Mr Christopher Leslie].

5    European Union,—Paper, entitled Prospects for the EU in 2005 [by Command] [Cm. 6450] [Mr Secretary Straw].

6    Northern Ireland,—Report and Accounts of the Council for Catholic Maintained Schools for 2003-04, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General for Northern Ireland [by Statutory Instrument]; to be printed [No. 202] [Mr Secretary Murphy].

7    Public Petitions,—Observations by the Secretary of State for Transport on the Petition [15th December] from constituents of Rochdale and others for consideration of the implications of the proposed cancellation of the Manchester Metrolink extension [by Standing Order] [Clerk of the House].

8    Tax Credits,—Report by the Commissioners of the Inland Revenue under section 40 of the Tax Credits Act 2002 [by Act] [Dawn Primarolo].

APPENDIX II

Standing Committees

1    Draft Terrorism Act 2000 (Continuance of Part VII) Order 2005,—The Speaker has appointed Miss Anne Begg Chairman of the First Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the draft Order.

2    Southern Regional Flood Defence Committee Order 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 3165),—The Speaker has appointed Derek Conway Chairman of the Second Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the Order.

3    Draft Extradition Act 2003 (Amendment to Designations) Order 2005:

    (1) The Speaker has appointed Mr Mike Hancock Chairman of the Third Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the draft Order; and

    (2) The Committee of Selection has discharged Iain Wright from the Third Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the draft Order) and nominated in substitution Mr Iain Luke.

4    Fire and Rescue Services (National Framework) (England) Order 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 3217),—The Committee of Selection has discharged Ms Candy Atherton from the Third Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the Order) and nominated in substitution Ms Dari Taylor.

5    Draft Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000 (Disapplication of Part IV for Northern Ireland Parties, etc.) Order 2005,—The Committee of Selection has discharged Mrs Lorna Fitzsimons, Mr George Foulkes and Mr Eddie McGrady from the Fourth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the draft Order) and nominated in substitution Mr Jim Cunningham, Mr Seamus Mallon and Mr Colin Pickthall.

6    Non-Domestic Rating (Small Business Rate Relief) (England) Order 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 3315),—The Speaker has appointed Mr John Cummings Chairman of the Fourth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the Order.

7    Draft Asylum (Designated States) Order 2005,—The Speaker has appointed Mr Bill O'Brien Chairman of the Fifth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the draft Order.

8    Draft Northern Ireland Arms Decommissioning Act 1997 (Amnesty Period) Order 2005,—The Speaker has appointed Mr Alan Hurst Chairman of the Sixth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the draft Order.

9    Draft Gender Recognition (Approved Countries and Territories) Order 2005,—The Speaker has appointed Mr Bill O'Brien Chairman of the Seventh Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the draft Order.

10    Draft Industrial Training Levy (Engineering Construction Board) Order 2005 and draft Industrial Training Levy (Construction Board) Order 2005,—The Speaker has appointed Mr Nigel Beard Chairman of the Eighth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the draft Orders.

11    Freedom of Information and Data Protection (Appropriate Limit and Fees) Regulations 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 3244),—The Speaker has appointed Mr Peter Pike Chairman of the Ninth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the Regulations.

12    Draft Pensions Appeal Tribunals (Armed Forces and Reserve Forces Compensation Scheme) (Rights of Appeal) Regulations 2005,—The Speaker has appointed Janet Anderson Chairman of the Tenth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the draft Regulations.

    European Standing Committees

13    The Speaker has appointed Mr Win Griffiths Chairman of European Standing Committee B in respect of European Union Document No. 13177/04 on European Defence Equipment Market.

APPENDIX III

Reports from Select Committees

1    Health,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Health Committee [The Influence of the Pharmaceutical Industry]; to be printed [No. 42-vi] [Mr David Hinchliffe].

2    Public Administration,—(1) Second Report from the Select Committee on Public Administration [Work of the Committee in 2004]; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 306]; and

    (2) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee [Civil Service Effectiveness]; to be printed [No. 307-i]

    [Tony Wright].

[W.H., No. 19]

Minutes of Proceedings of the Sitting in Westminster Hall

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

Adjournment (Rehabilitation and Healthier Workplaces),—Resolved, That the sitting be now adjourned.—(Jane Kennedy.) And accordingly the sitting was adjourned till Tuesday 8th February.

[Adjourned at 5.07 p.m.

Sir Alan Haselhurst

Deputy Speaker



 
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