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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Tuesday 1st March 2005

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

PRAYERS.

1    London Local Authorities and Transport for London Bill,—The Order of the day being read for the second reading of the London Local Authorities and Transport for London Bill.

    Ordered, That the Bill be read a second time on Tuesday 8th March.

2    Third Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,—Mr Bill Olner reported from the Third Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the draft Insolvency (Northern Ireland) Order 2005.

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

3    Fourth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,—Derek Conway reported from the Fourth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the draft Data Protection (Subject Access Modification) (Social Work) (Amendment) Order 2005.

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

4    Sixth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,—Mr David Amess reported from the Sixth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the draft Company Directors Disqualification (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) Order 2005.

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

5    Seventh Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,—Mr Bill O'Brien reported from the Seventh Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the Code of Audit Practice for Local Government Bodies (2005) and the Code of Audit Practice for Local NHS Bodies (2005).

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

6    Message from the Lords,—A Message was brought from the Lords, as follows:

    International Organisations Bill [Lords],—The Lords have passed a Bill to make provision about privileges, immunities and facilities in connection with certain international organisations; to which the Lords desire the concurrence of this House.

    Inquiries Bill [Lords],—The Lords have passed a Bill to make provision about the holding of inquiries; to which the Lords desire the concurrence of this House.

    Disability Discrimination Bill [Lords],—The Lords have passed a Bill to amend the Disability Discrimination Act 1995; and for connected purposes; to which the Lords desire the concurrence of this House.

7    International Organisations Bill [Lords],—The International Organisations Bill [Lords] was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time to-morrow and to be printed [Bill 69].

    Ordered, That the Explanatory Notes relating to the International Organisations Bill [Lords] be printed [Bill 69-EN].

8    Inquiries Bill [Lords],—The Inquiries Bill [Lords] was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time to-morrow and to be printed [Bill 70].

    Ordered, That the Explanatory Notes relating to the Inquiries Bill [Lords] be printed [Bill 70-EN].

9    Disability Discrimination Bill [Lords],—The Disability Discrimination Bill [Lords] was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time to-morrow and to be printed [Bill 71].

    Ordered, That the Explanatory Notes relating to the Disability Discrimination Bill [Lords] be printed [Bill 71-EN].

10    Small Renewable Energy Developments (Permitted Development) Bill,—Mr David Drew, supported by Mr David Chaytor, Alan Simpson, Mr Andrew Stunell, Norman Baker, Mr John Horam, Mr Simon Thomas, Sue Doughty, Mrs Patsy Calton and Peter Bottomley, presented a Bill to require the Secretary of State to extend permitted development status to small renewable energy developments and issue guidance to planning authorities in connection with such developments; and for connected purposes: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time on Friday 15th April and to be printed [Bill 67].

11    Bus Services (Quality Contracts Schemes),—Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to amend the requirements for making quality contract schemes under the Transport Act 2000: And that Mr Paul Truswell, Mr Dennis Turner, Mr David Clelland, Mr Clive Betts, Mr George Howarth, Mr Graham Stringer, Mr John Grogan, Colin Burgon, Mr Fabian Hamilton, Mr Colin Challen, Mr John Battle and Mr George Mudie do prepare and bring it in.

12    Bus Services (Quality Contracts Schemes) Bill,—Mr Paul Truswell accordingly presented a Bill to amend the requirements for making quality contract schemes under the Transport Act 2000: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time on Friday 18th March and to be printed [Bill 68].

13    Constitutional Reform Bill [Lords] [3rd allotted day],—The House, according to Order, resolved itself into a Committee on the Constitutional Reform Bill [Lords].

    (In the Committee)

    Clause No. 8 (Head and Deputy Head of Criminal Justice).

    Amendment (No. 360) proposed, in page 4, line 29, at the end, to insert the words 'in England and Wales'.—(Mr Dominic Grieve.)

    Question proposed, That the Amendment be made:—Amendment, by leave, withdrawn.

    Amendment (No. 25) made.

    Clause, as amended, agreed to.

    Clause No. 9 (Head and Deputy Head of Family Justice).

    Amendment (No. 26) made.

    Clause, as amended, agreed to.

    Clause No. 10 agreed to.

    Schedule No. 1 (Powers to make rules).

    Amendments (Nos. 27 to 34, 490 and 370) made.

    Schedule, as amended, agreed to.

    Clause No. 11 agreed to.

    Schedule No. 2 (Powers to give directions).

    Amendments (Nos. 35, 36, 371, 372, 37, 38 and 373 to 375) made.

    Schedule, as amended, agreed to.

    Clause No. 12 agreed to.

    Schedule No. 3 (Transfer of appointment functions to Her Majesty).

    Amendment (No. 644) proposed, in page 63, line 6, to leave out the words 'Supreme Court' and insert the words 'Senior Courts'.—(Mr Christopher Leslie.)

    Question put, That the Amendment be made.

    The Committee divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Jim Fitzpatrick, Margaret Moran: 278.

      Tellers for the Noes, Mr Peter Atkinson, Mr David Ruffley: 93.

    Schedule, as amended, agreed to.

    Clause No. 13 (Other functions of the Lord Chancellor and organisation of the courts).

    Amendments (Nos. 491 and 492) made.

    Clause, as amended, agreed to.

    Schedule No. 4 (Other functions of the Lord Chancellor and organisation of the courts).

    Amendments (Nos. 376, 377, 493 to 498, 378, 499 to 501, 379, 502 to 507, 380 to 385, 508, 509, 386 to 395, 510 to 512, 396, 645, 397 to 400, 513, 401, 514, 402, 404, 405, 515, 406 to 408, 516, 409 to 411, 517, 412, 413, 518 to 527, 415 to 420, 528, 421 to 425, 529, 530, 427 to 429, 531 to 534, 430 to 433, 535 to 538, 434, 435, 539 to 544, 436 to 453, 545 to 556, 454, 557, 456 to 459, 558 and 460 to 462) made.

    Schedule, as amended, agreed to.

    Clause No. 14 (Lord Chancellor's oath).

    Amendment (No. 355) proposed, in page 6, line 9, to leave out from the word 'that' to the end of line 14 and insert the words 'I will well and truly serve our Sovereign ... in the office of Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain and that I will faithfully and at all times uphold the continued independence of the judiciary and the rule of law, in accordance with the laws and usages of this Realm.".'.—(Mr Jonathan Djanogly.)

    Question put, That the Amendment be made.

    The Committee divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, Mr David Ruffley: 167.

      Tellers for the Noes, James Purnell, Mr John Heppell: 272.

    Clause agreed to.

    Clause No. 15 agreed to.

    Schedule No. 5 agreed to.

    Clause No. 16 (Transfer, modification or abolition of functions by order).

    Amendments (Nos. 39 to 47) made.

    Clause, as amended, agreed to.

    Schedule No. 6 (Protected functions of the Minister).

    Amendments (Nos. 48 to 51, 559, 463, 560, 464, 465 and 561) made.

    Schedule, as amended, agreed to.

    Clause No. 17 agreed to.

    Clause No. 18 (Amendment of Schedule 6).

    Amendments (Nos. 52 to 54) made.

    Clause, as amended, agreed to.

    Clause No. 19 (Transfers: supplementary).

    Amendments (Nos. 55 and 56) made.

    Clause, as amended, agreed to.

    Another Clause (NC10) (Functions of the Lord Chief Justice during vacancy or incapacity)—(Mr Christopher Leslie)—brought up, read the first time and second time, and added.

    Another Clause (NC20) (The Lord Chancellor and Northern Ireland courts)—(Mr Christopher Leslie)—brought up, read the first time and second time, and added.

    Another Clause (NC9) (Disqualification from holding further ministerial office)—(Mr Dominic Grieve)—brought up and read the first time.

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

    The Committee divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Mr David Ruffley, Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown: 167.

      Tellers for the Noes, Mr John Heppell, James Purnell: 283.

    And it being more that five hours after the commencement of proceedings on the Bill, the Deputy Speaker, pursuant to Orders [17th and 31st January] put the remaining Questions necessary to bring proceedings in the Committee to a conclusion.

    A Schedule (NS1) (Functions under legislation relating to Northern Ireland)—(Mr Christopher Leslie)—brought up, read the first time and added.

    Clause No. 22 (Qualification for appointment).

    Amendments (Nos. 647 and 648) made.

    Clause, as amended, agreed to.

    Clause No. 23 (Selection of members of the Court).

    Amendment (No. 57) made.

    Clause, as amended, agreed to.

    Schedule No. 7 (Supreme Court selection commissions).

    Amendments (Nos. 58 to 80) made.

    Schedule, as amended, agreed to.

    Clause No. 24 (Selection process).

    Amendments (Nos. 81 and 82) made.

    Clause, as amended, agreed to.

    Clause No. 25 (Report).

    Amendments (Nos. 83 to 87) made.

    Clause, as amended, agreed to.

    Clause No. 26 (The Minister's options).

    Amendments (Nos. 88 to 93) made.

    Clause, as amended, agreed to.

    Clause No. 27 (Exercise of powers to reject or require reconsideration).

    Amendments (Nos. 94 to 98) made.

    Clause, as amended, agreed to.

    Clause No. 28 (Selection following rejection or requirement to reconsider).

    Amendments (Nos. 99 to 102) made.

    Clause, as amended, agreed to.

    Clauses 29 and 30 agreed to.

    Clause No. 31 (Salaries and allowances).

    Amendments (Nos. 103 and 104) made.

    Clause, as amended, agreed to.

    Clause No. 32 (Resignation and retirement).

    Amendments (Nos. 105 and 106) made.

    Clause, as amended, agreed to.

    Clause No. 33 (Medical retirement).

    Amendments (Nos. 107 and 108) made.

    Clause, as amended, agreed to.

    Clause No. 34 agreed to.

    Clause No. 35 (Acting judges).

    Amendment (No. 109) made.

    Clause, as amended, agreed to.

    Clause No. 36 (Supplementary panel).

    Amendments (Nos. 110 and 111) made.

    Clause, as amended, agreed to.

    Clauses Nos. 38 to 41 agreed to.

    Clause No. 42 (Making of rules).

    Amendment (No. 112) made.

    Clause, as amended, agreed to.

    Clause No. 43 (Procedure after rules made).

    Amendments (Nos. 113 to 115) made.

    Clause, as amended, agreed to.

    Clause No. 44 agreed to.

    Clause No. 45 (Chief executive).

    Amendment (No. 116) made.

    Clause, as amended, agreed to.

    Clause No. 46 (Officers and staff).

    Amendment (No. 117) made.

    Clause, as amended, agreed to.

    Clause No. 47 (Accommodation and other resources).

    Amendments (Nos. 118 and 122) made.

    Clause, as amended, agreed to.

    Clause No. 48 agreed to.

    Clause No. 49 (Fees).

    Amendments (Nos. 123 to 125) made.

    Clause, as amended, agreed to.

    Clause No. 50 (Fees: supplementary).

    Amendment (No. 126) made.

    Clause, as amended, agreed to.

    Clause No. 51 (Annual report).

    Amendments (Nos. 127 and 128) made.

    Clause, as amended, agreed to.

    Clause No. 52 disagreed to.

    Clause No. 53 agreed to.

    Schedule No. 9 (Proceedings under jurisdiction transferred to Supreme Court).

    Amendments (Nos. 129, 649 and 650) made.

    Schedule, as amended, agreed to.

    Clause No. 54 (Interpretation of Part 3).

    Amendment (No. 130) made.

    Clause, as amended, agreed to.

    Clauses (NC31) (Seal), (NC43) (Records of the Supreme Court) and (NC44) (Renaming of Supreme Courts of England and Wales and Northern Ireland)—(Mr Christopher Leslie)—brought up, read the first time and added.

    Another Schedule (NS3) (Renaming of the Supreme Courts of England and Wales and Northern Ireland)—(Mr Christopher Leslie)—brought up, read the first time and added to the Bill.

    Clause No. 55 agreed to.

    Schedule No. 10 (The Judicial Appointments Commission).

    Amendments (Nos. 131, 651, 574, 652, 653, 132, 575, 133, 654 to 657, 134 to 141, 576 and 579, 142, 580, 143, 144, 581 and 145 to 175) made.

    Schedule, as amended, agreed to.

    Clause No. 56 agreed to.

    Schedule No. 11 (The Judicial Appointments and Conduct Ombudsman).

    Amendments (Nos. 176, 582, 658, 659, 583, 660, 661, 177, 178, 640, 179 to 197, 584 and 198 to 202) made.

    Schedule, as amended, agreed to.

    Clause No. 57 agreed to.

    Clause No. 58 (Guidance about procedures).

    Amendment (No. 203) made.

    Clause, as amended, agreed to.

    Clause No. 59 (Guidance: supplementary).

    Amendments (Nos. 204 to 208, 585 and 209) made.

    Clause, as amended, agreed to.

    Clause No. 60 (Selection of Lord Chief Justice and Heads of Division).

    Amendments (Nos. 586 and 587) made.

    Clause, as amended, agreed to.

    Clause No. 61 (Selection process).

    Amendment (No. 588) made.

    Clause, as amended, agreed to.

    Clause No. 62 agreed to.

    Clause No. 63 (Report).

    Amendments (Nos. 215 to 218) made.

    Clause, as amended, agreed to.

    Clause No. 64 (The Minister's options).

    Amendments (Nos. 219, 589, 220, 590, 221, 591, 222, 223 and 592) made.

    Clause, as amended, agreed to.

    Clause No. 65 (Exercise of powers to reject or require reconsideration).

    Amendments (Nos. 224 to 228) made.

    Clause, as amended, agreed to.

    Clause No. 66 (Selection following rejection or requirement to reconsider).

    Amendments (Nos. 229 to 232 and 593) made.

    Clause, as amended, agreed to.

    Clause No. 67 (Selection of Lords Justices of Appeal).

    Amendments (Nos. 594 and 595) made.

    Clause, as amended, agreed to.

    Clause No. 68 (Selection process).

    Amendment (No. 596) made.

    Clause, as amended, agreed to.

    Clause No. 69 agreed to.

    Clause No. 70 (Report).

    Amendments (Nos. 237 to 240) made.

    Clause, as amended, agreed to.

    Clause No. 71 (The Minister's options).

    Amendments (Nos. 241, 597, 242, 598, 243, 599, 244, 245 and 600) made.

    Clause, as amended, agreed to.

    Clause No. 72 (Exercise of powers to reject or require reconsideration).

    Amendments (Nos. 246 to 250) made.

    Clause, as amended, agreed to.

    Clause No. 73 (Selection following rejection or requirement to reconsider).

    Amendments (Nos. 251 to 254 and 601) made.

    Clause, as amended, agreed to.

    Clause No. 74 (Selection of puisne judges and other office holders).

    Amendments (Nos. 602, 255, 603 and 256) made.

    Clause, as amended, agreed to.

    Schedule No. 12 (The Judicial Appointments Commission: Relevant Offices and Enactments).

    Amendments (Nos. 662, 562 and 622 to 625) made.

    Schedule, as amended, agreed to.

    Clause No. 75 disagreed to.

    Clause No. 76 (Selection process).

    Amendments (Nos. 605 and 606) made.

    Clause, as amended, agreed to.

    Clause No. 77 (Report).

    Amendments (Nos. 262 to 265) made.

    Clause, as amended, agreed to.

    Clause No. 78 (The Minister's options).

    Amendments (Nos. 266, 607, 267, 608, 268, 609, 269, 270, 610 and 611) made.

    Clause, as amended, agreed to.

    Clause No. 79 (Exercise of powers to reject or require reconsideration).

    Amendments (Nos. 271 to 275) made.

    Clause, as amended, agreed to.

    Clause No. 80 (Selection following rejection or requirement to reconsider).

    Amendments (Nos. 276, 612, 277, 278, 613, 279 and 614) made.

    Clause, as amended, agreed to.

    Clause No. 81 (Reconsideration of decision not to select).

    Amendments (Nos. 280 and 281) made.

    Clause, as amended, agreed to.

    Clause No. 82 disagreed to.

    Clause No. 83 (Scotland and Northern Ireland).

    Amendments (Nos. 616 to 618) made.

    Clause, as amended, agreed to.

    Clause No. 84 (Assistance in connection with other appointments).

    Amendments (Nos. 285 to 288) made.

    Clause, as amended, agreed to.

    Clause No. 85 (Complaints: interpretation).

    Amendment (No. 289) made.

    Clause, as amended, agreed to.

    Clause No. 86 (Complaints to the Commission or the Minister).

    Amendment (No. 290) made.

    Clause, as amended, agreed to.

    Clause No. 87 (Complaints to the Ombudsman).

    Amendments (Nos. 291 to 293) made.

    Clause, as amended, agreed to.

    Clause No. 88 (Report and recommendations).

    Amendment (No. 294) made.

    Clause, as amended, agreed to.

    Clause No. 89 (Report procedure).

    Amendments (Nos. 295 to 298) made.

    Clause, as amended, agreed to.

    Clause No. 90 (References by the Minister).

    Amendments (Nos. 299 and 300) made.

    Clause, as amended, agreed to.

    Clause No. 91 (Information).

    Amendment (No. 301) made.

    Clause, as amended, agreed to.

    Clause No. 92 agreed to.

    Clause No. 93 (Disclosure of information to the Commission).

    Amendment (No. 302) made.

    Clause, as amended, agreed to.

    Clause No. 96 (Regulations about procedures).

    Amendments (Nos. 303, 626 and 627) made.

    Clause, as amended, agreed to.

    Clause No. 97 (Contents of regulations).

    Amendments (Nos. 628, 304, 305, 629, 630, 307 and 631) made.

    Clause, as amended, agreed to.

    Clause No. 98 (Procedural rules).

    Amendments (Nos. 308, 632 and 309) made.

    Clause, as amended, agreed to.

    Clause No. 99 (Extension of discipline provisions to other offices).

    Amendments (Nos. 310 and 311) made.

    Clause, as amended, agreed to.

    Clauses Nos. 100 to 103 disagreed to.

    Clause No. 104 (Interpretation of Part 4).

    Amendments (Nos. 619, 620, 637 and 621) made.

    Clause, as amended, agreed to.

    Clauses (NC11) (Duty to fill vacancies), (NC12) (Request for selection), (NC13) (Duty to fill vacancies (No. 2)), (NC14) (Request for selection (No. 2)), (NC15) (Duty to fill vacancies (No. 3)), (NC16) (Request for selection (No. 3)), (NC17) (Duty to identify persons for future requests), (NC18) (Withdrawal and modification of requests), Clause (NC19) (Effect of acceptance of selection), Clause (NC21) (Applications to the Ombudsman), (NC22) (Review by the Ombudsman), (NC23) (Reports on reviews), (NC24) (References to the Ombudsman relating to conduct), (NC25) (Reports on references), (NC28) (Delegation of functions), (NC29) (Scotland), (NC30) (Northern Ireland) and (NC42) (Encouragement of diversity)—(Mr Christopher Leslie)—brought up, read the first time.

    Question put, That the Clauses be added to the Bill.

    The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Paul Clark, Gillian Merron: 296.

      Tellers for the Noes, Mr Mark Prisk, Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown: 127.

    Clause No. 110 agreed to.

    Schedule No. 13 agreed to.

    Clause No. 111 agreed to.

    Clause No. 112 ("Enactment").

    Amendment (No. 466) made.

    Clause, as amended, agreed to.

    Clause No. 113 agreed to.

    Clause No. 114 (General interpretation).

    Amendment (No. 319) made.

    Clause, as amended, agreed to.

    Clause No. 115 (Supplementary provision etc).

    Amendments (Nos. 320 and 663) made.

    Clause, as amended, agreed to.

    Clause No. 116 (Orders and regulations).

    Amendments (Nos. 321, 638 and 467) made.

    Clause, as amended, agreed to.

    Clause No. 117 agreed to.

    Schedule No. 14 (Minor and consequential amendments).

    Amendments (Nos. 468 to 470 and 16) made.

    Schedule, as amended, agreed to.

    Clause No. 118 agreed to.

    Schedule No. 15 (Repeals and revocations).

    Amendments (Nos. 471, 472, 563 to 565, 473, 566, 474, 567, 475 to 478, 568, 569, 479, 480, 570, 571, 481 to 483, 572, 573, 484, 485, 368, 486, 664, 665, 487 and 666) made.

    Schedule, as amended, agreed to.

    Clause No. 119 (Extent).

    Amendment (No. 641) made.

    Clause, as amended, agreed to.

    Clause No. 120 (Commencement).

    Amendments (Nos. 322, 488, 489, 340, 323 and 324) made.

    Clause, as amended, agreed to.

    Clause No. 121 (Short title).

    Amendment (No. 642) made.

    Clause, as amended, agreed to.

    Clauses (NC32) (Disclosure of information to the Northern Ireland Judicial Appointments Commission), (NC33) (Northern Ireland Judicial Appointments Ombudsman), (NC34) (Complaints: interpretation), (NC35) (Complaints to the Commission or the Lord Chancellor), (NC36) (Complaints to the Ombudsman), (NC37) (Report and recommendations), (NC38) (Report procedure), (NC39) (References by the Lord Chancellor), (NC40) (Information) and (NC41) (Confidentiality in relation to judicial appointments and discipline)—(Mr Christopher Leslie)—brought up, read the first time and added.

    Another Schedule (NS2) (Northern Ireland Judicial Appointments Ombudsman)—(Mr Christopher Leslie)—brought up, read the first time and added.

    Whereupon the Chairman left the Chair to report the Bill, as amended, to the House.

    _______________

    The Deputy Speaker resumed the Chair, and Bridget Prentice reported, That the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made Amendments thereunto.

    The House, according to Orders [17th and 31st January], proceed to consider the Bill, as amended in the Committee.

    A Motion was made, and the Question being put, That the Bill be now read the third time;

    The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Gillian Merron, Paul Clark: 280.

      Tellers for the Noes, Mr Mark Prisk, Andrew Selous: 118.

    So the Question was agreed to.

    The Bill was accordingly read the third time, and passed, with Amendments.

14     Business of the House,—Ordered, That the Care of Cathedrals (Amendment) Measure, Church of England (Miscellaneous Provisions) Measure and Stipends (Cessation of Special Payments) Measure, which were laid before this House on 24th February, be referred to a Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation.—(Mr Tom Watson.)

15    Public Petitions,—A Public Petition from the Cod Crusaders for the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the Common Fisheries Policy was presented and read; and ordered to lie upon the Table and to be printed.

16    Adjournment,—Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.—(Mr Tom Watson.)

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

[Adjourned at 8.04 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    Companies,—Community Interest Company Regulations 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Ms Secretary Hewitt].

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

2    Agriculture,—Production of Bovine Collagen Intended for Human Consumption in the United Kingdom (England) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 404), dated 27th February 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Secretary Margaret Beckett].

3    Food,—Plastic Materials and Articles in Contact with Food (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 325), dated 9th February 2005 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Reid].

4    Health Care and Associated Professions,—(1) General Medical Council (Constitution of Panels and Investigation Committee) (Amendment) Rules Order of Council 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 402);

    (2) General Medical Council (Fraud or Error in relation to Registration) Rules Order of Council 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 401); and

    (3) General Medical Council (Registration Appeals Panels Procedure) Rules Order of Council 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 400),

    dated 2nd February 2005 [by Act], with Explanatory Memoranda thereon [by Command] [Mr Secretary Reid].

5    Police,—Police (Northern Ireland) Act 2000 (Continuance of Office of Commissioner) Order 2005 (S.R. (N.I.), 2005, No. 54), dated 25th February 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Secretary Murphy].

6    Taxes,—Finance Act 1993, Section 86(2), (Single Payment Scheme) Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 409) [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Dawn Primarolo].

Other Papers:

7    Reserve Forces,—Report under section 56(7) of the Reserve Forces Act 1996 on the making of a call-out order under section 56(1) of that Act [by Act] [Mr Secretary Hoon].

8    Special Procedure Orders,—Report by the Chairman of Committees of the House of Lords and the Chairman of Ways and Means in the House of Commons, under section 3 of the Statutory Orders (Special Procedure) Act 1945, that no Petition has been presented against the Midland Metro (Wednesbury to Brierley Hill and Miscellaneous Amendments) Order 2005 [by Act] [Chairman of Ways and Means].

APPENDIX II

Standing Committees

1    Draft Insolvency (Northern Ireland) Order 2005,—The Committee of Selection has discharged Mrs Helen Clark, Ross Cranston, Paul Farrelly, Alan Simpson and Mr Graham Stringer from the Third Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the draft Order) and nominated in substitution John Cryer, Mr Terry Rooney, Mr John Smith, Ian Stewart and Gareth Thomas (Clwyd West).

2    Draft Company Directors Disqualification (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) Order 2005,—The Committee of Selection has discharged Mr Roger Godsiff and Rachel Squire from the Sixth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the draft Order) and nominated in substitution Mr David Borrow and Mr Ivan Henderson.

3    Code of Audit Practice for Local Government Bodies (2005) and the Code of Audit Practice for local NHS Bodies (2005),—The Committee of Selection has discharged Mr Michael Clapham and Linda Gilroy from the Seventh Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the Codes) and nominated in substitution Mr Adrian Bailey and Ross Cranston.

APPENDIX III

Reports from Select Committees

1    Constitutional Affairs,—(1) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Constitutional Affairs Committee [Legal aid: asylum appeals]; to be printed [No. 276-ii]; and

    (2) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee [The operation of the Special Immigration Appeals Commission (SIAC)]; to be printed [No. 323-ii]

    [Mr A. J. Beith].

2    Environment, Food and Rural Affairs,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Sub-Committee on the Draft Natural Environment and European Communities Bill of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee [Draft Natural Environment and European Communities Bill]; to be printed [No. 408-i] [Mr Michael Jack].

3    Home Affairs,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Home Affairs Committee [Terrorism and Community Relations]; to be printed [No. 165-v] [Mr John Denham].

4    Office of the Deputy Prime Minister: Housing, Planning, Local Government and the Regions,—(1) Fifth Report from the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister: Housing, Planning, Local Government and the Regions Committee [The Role and Effectiveness of the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment], 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. 59-I]; and

    (2) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee [Local Government Consultation]; to be printed [No. 316-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-iv] [Mrs Irene Adams].

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

7    Trade and Industry,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Trade and Industry Committee [Ofcom's Strategic Review of Telecommunications; Coal Health Compensation Schemes]; to be printed [Nos. 407-i and 375-ii] [Mr Martin O'Neill].

[W.H., No. 26]

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 Tom Watson.)

    And accordingly the sitting was adjourned till to-morrow.

[Adjourned at 4.44 p.m.

Sir Alan Haselhurst

Deputy Speaker



 
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