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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Wednesday 9th March 2005

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

PRAYERS.

1    Tenth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,—Mr Alan Hurst reported from the Tenth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the draft Northern Ireland Act 2000 (Modification) Order 2005.

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

2    Eleventh Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,—Mr Bill O'Brien reported from the Eleventh Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the draft Pension Protection Fund (PPF Ombudsman) Order 2005, the draft Pension Protection Fund (Pension Compensation Cap) Order 2005, and the draft Occupational Pension Schemes (Levies) Regulations 2005.

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

3    Twelfth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,—Miss Anne Begg reported from the Twelfth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the draft Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001 (Amendment) Order 2005.

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

4    Thirteenth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,—Mr Roger Gale reported from the Thirteenth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the draft Social Security Commissioners (Procedure) (Amendment) Regulations 2005.

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

5    European Standing Committee A,—Mr David Chidgey reported from European Standing Committee A the following Resolution:

    That the Committee takes note of European Union Documents No. 7170/04, Commission Communication: further integration of the European rail system, No. 7147/04, draft Directive amending Council Directive 91/440/EEC on the development of the Community's railways, No. 7172/04, Commission staff working paper: draft Directive amending Directive 91/440/EEC on the development of the Community's railways to gradually open up the market for international passenger services by rail, No. 7149/04, draft Regulation on international rail passengers' rights and obligations, No. 7148/04, draft Directive on the certification of train crews operating locomotives and trains on the Community's rail network, and No. 7150/04, draft Regulation on compensation in cases of non-compliance with contractual quality requirements for rail freight services; and endorses the Government's approach to continuing discussions in Council in order to secure practical, proportionate and cost effective legislation aimed at developing the Community single rail area.

    Resolution to lie upon the Table.

    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:

    Prevention of Terrorism Bill,—The Lords agree to the Prevention of Terrorism Bill, with Amendments, to which they desire the concurrence of this House.

7    Prevention of Terrorism Bill,—Lords Amendments to the Prevention of Terrorism Bill to be printed pursuant to Standing Orders Nos. 57A (Bills brought from the Lords) and 78 (Lords amendments) on 8th March [Bill 80].

8    Control of Identification Documents (Offences),—Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to make it an offence for employers and certain other persons to destroy or control the identification documents of another person in specified circumstances; to amend the Diplomatic Privileges Act 1964 and the Consular Relations Act 1968 so as to make diplomatic and consular staff and their households liable in relation to that offence; and for connected purposes: And that Chris McCafferty, Mrs Betty Williams, Ms Diane Abbott, Geraldine Smith, Julie Morgan, Dr Jenny Tonge, Mr Mike Hancock, Ann Clwyd, Alice Mahon, Mrs Ann Cryer, Paul Flynn and Sandra Gidley do prepare and bring it in.

9    Control of Identification Documents (Offences) Bill,—Chris McCafferty accordingly presented a Bill to make it an offence for employers and certain other persons to destroy or control the identification documents of another person in specified circumstances; to amend the Diplomatic Privileges Act 1964 and the Consular Relations Act 1968 so as to make diplomatic and consular staff and their households liable in relation to that offence; and for connected purposes: 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 82].

10    Estimates [2nd allotted day, 1st part],—The House proceeded, pursuant to Resolution [7th March], to consider the Estimates appointed for consideration under Standing Order No. 145 (Liaison Committee).

    Supplementary Estimates, 2004-05 (Department for Culture, Media and Sport),—A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That for the year ending with 31st March 2005, for expenditure by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport—

      (1) further resources, not exceeding £63,523,000, be authorised for use as set out in House of Commons Paper No. 325,

      (2) a further sum, not exceeding £65,461,000, be granted to Her Majesty out of the Consolidated Fund to meet the costs as so set out, and

      (3) limits as so set out be set on appropriations in aid—(Mr Jim Murphy);

    And it being three hours after the commencement of proceedings on the Estimates, the Deputy Speaker put the Question, pursuant to Order [7th March]:—It was agreed to.

    Resolved, That for the year ending with 31st March 2005, for expenditure by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport—

      (1) further resources, not exceeding £63,523,000, be authorised for use as set out in House of Commons Paper No. 325,

      (2) a further sum, not exceeding £65,461,000, be granted to Her Majesty out of the Consolidated Fund to meet the costs as so set out, and

      (3) limits as so set out be set on appropriations in aid.

11    Estimates,—The Deputy Speaker then put the Questions required to be put, pursuant to Standing Order No. 55 (Questions on voting of estimates, &c.) and Order [7th March].

    Estimates, 2005-06 (Navy) Vote A

    Resolved, That, during the year ending with 31st March 2006, a number not exceeding 44,180 all ranks be maintained for Naval Service and that numbers in the Reserve Naval and Marine Forces be authorised for the purposes of Parts 1, 3, 4 and 5 of the Reserve Forces Act 1996 up to the maximum numbers set out in House of Commons Paper No. 291 of this Session.—(Mr Jim Murphy.)

    Estimates, 2005-06 (Army) Vote A

    Resolved, That, during the year ending with 31st March 2006, a number not exceeding 128,945 all ranks be maintained for Army Service and that numbers in the Reserve Land Forces be authorised for the purposes of Parts 1, 3, 4 and 5 of the Reserve Forces Act 1996 up to the maximum numbers set out in House of Commons Paper No. 291 of this Session.—(Mr Jim Murphy.)

    Estimates, 2005-06 (Air) Vote A

    Resolved, That, during the year ending with 31st March 2006, a number not exceeding 56,140 all ranks be maintained for Air Force Service and that numbers in the Reserve Air Forces be authorised for the purposes of Parts 1, 3, 4 and 5 of the Reserve Forces Act 1996 up to the maximum numbers set out in House of Commons Paper No. 291 of this Session.—(Mr Jim Murphy.)

    Estimates, Excesses, 2003-04

    Resolved, That, for the year that ended with 31st March 2004—

      (1) resources, not exceeding £69,497,995.67, be authorised for use to make good excesses of certain resources for defence and civil services as set out in House of Commons Paper No. 324;

      (2) a sum, not exceeding £67,597,194.64, be granted to Her Majesty out of the Consolidated Fund to make good excesses of certain grants for defence and civil services as so set out; and

      (3) limits as so set out be set on appropriations in aid.—(Mr Jim Murphy.)

    Supplementary Estimates, 2004-05

    Resolved, That, for the year ending with 31st March 2005—

      (1) further resources, not exceeding £7,003,959,000, be authorised for defence and civil services as set out in House of Commons Paper No. 325,

      (2) a further sum, not exceeding £6,008,327,000, be granted to Her Majesty out of the Consolidated Fund to meet the costs of defence and civil services as so set out; and

      (3) limits as so set out be set on appropriations in aid.—(Mr Jim Murphy.)

    Ordered, That a Bill be brought in upon the foregoing Resolutions relating to Supplementary Estimates, 2004-05, and Excesses, 2003-04, and the Resolutions of 9th December relating to Supplementary Estimates, 2004-05: And that the Chairman of Ways and Means, Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr Paul Boateng, Dawn Primarolo, Mr Stephen Timms and John Healey do prepare and bring it in.

12    Consolidated Fund (Appropriation) Bill,—Mr Stephen Timms accordingly presented a Bill to authorise the use of resources for the service of years ending with 31st March 2004 and 31st March 2005 and to certain sums out of the Consolidated Fund to the service of the years ending with 31st March 2004 and 31st March 2005; and to appropriate the supply authorised in this Session of Parliament for the service of the years ending with 31st March 2004 and 31st March 2005: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time to-morrow and to be printed [Bill 81].

13    Prevention of Terrorism Bill (Programme) (No. 3),—A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 83A (Programme motions), That the following provisions shall apply to the Prevention of Terrorism Bill for the purpose of supplementing the Orders of 23rd February 2005 (Prevention of Terrorism Bill (Programme)) and 28th February 2005 (Prevention of Terrorism Bill (Programme) (No. 2))—

Consideration of Lords Amendments

    1. Any Message from the Lords may be considered forthwith without any Question being put.

    2. Proceedings on consideration of any Lords Amendments which may be received shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion three hours after their commencement or at the moment of interruption at this day's sitting, whichever is the later.

Subsequent stages

    3. Any further Messages from the Lords may be considered forthwith without any Question being put.

    4. The proceedings on any further Message from the Lords shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion one hour after their commencement—(Mr Jim Murphy);

    The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Mr Tom Watson, James Purnell: 336.

      Tellers for the Noes, Mr Roger Williams, Gregory Barker: 226.

    So the Question was agreed to.

14    Prevention of Terrorism Bill,—The House, according to Order [this day], proceeded to consider the Lords Amendments to the Prevention of Terrorism Bill.

    Lords Amendment No. 1.

    An Amendment ((a)) proposed to the Lords Amendment, in line 6, after the word 'exercisable', to insert the words—

      (a) except in the case of an order imposing obligations that are incompatible with the individual's right to liberty under Article 5 of the Human Rights Convention, by the Secretary of State; and

      (b) in the case of an order imposing obligations that are or include derogating obligations,'.—(Mr Secretary Clarke.)

    And the Question being proposed, That the Amendment be made;

    And it being three hours after the commencement of proceedings on the Lords Amendments, the Speaker put the Question, pursuant to Order [this day].

    The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Paul Clark, Joan Ryan: 348.

      Tellers for the Noes, Mr Roger Williams, Mr Peter Atkinson: 240.

    So the Question was agreed to.

    Other Amendments ((b) and (c)) were made to the Lords Amendment

    The Lords Amendment, as amended, was agreed to.

    The Speaker then put the Questions necessary to dispose of the remaining proceedings to be concluded at that hour.

    Lords Amendment No. 16.

    Amendments ((a) to (g)) were made to the Lords Amendment.

    The Lords Amendment, as amended, was agreed to.

    Lords Amendment No. 23.

    An Amendment ((a)) was made to the Lords Amendment.

    The Lords Amendment, as amended, was agreed to.

    Lords Amendment No. 6 was disagreed to.

    Lords Amendment No. 8.

    A Motion was made, and the Question being put, That this House disagrees with the Lords in their Amendment—(Mr John Heppell);

    The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Paul Clark, Joan Ryan: 340.

      Tellers for the Noes, Mr Roger Williams, Mr Peter Atkinson: 251.

    So the Question was agreed to.

    The Lords Amendment was accordingly disagreed to.

    Lords Amendment No. 9.

    A Motion was made, and the Question being put, That this House disagrees with the Lords in their Amendment—(Mr John Heppell);

    The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Paul Clark, Joan Ryan: 343.

      Tellers for the Noes, Mr Roger Williams, Gregory Barker: 244.

    So the Question was agreed to.

    The Lords Amendment was accordingly disagreed to.

    Lords Amendments Nos. 12, 13 and 15 were disagreed to.

    Lords Amendment No. 17 was disagreed to.

    Amendments ((a) to (f)) were made to the words so restored to the Bill.

    Lords Amendments Nos. 22, 27 and 28 were disagreed to.

    Lords Amendment No. 31.

    A Motion was made, and the Question being put, That this House disagrees with the Lords in their Amendment—(Mr John Heppell);

    The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Mr Nick Ainger, Mr Jim Murphy: 341.

      Tellers for the Noes, Mr Roger Williams, Gregory Barker: 238.

    So the Question was agreed to.

    The Lords Amendment was accordingly disagreed to.

    Lords Amendment No. 32 was disagreed to.

    Lords Amendment No. 33.

    A Motion was made, and the Question being put, That this House disagrees with the Lords in their Amendment—(Mr John Heppell);

    The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Margaret Moran, Mr Jim Murphy: 340.

      Tellers for the Noes, Mr Roger Williams, Mr Peter Atkinson: 240.

    So the Question was agreed to.

    The Lords Amendment was accordingly disagreed to.

    Amendments ((a) to (c)) were made to the Bill in lieu of Lords Amendment No. 33 disagreed to.

    Lords Amendment No. 37 disagreed to.

    Amendments ((a) to (o)) were made to the Bill in lieu of Lords Amendments Nos. 8, 9, 12, 13, 15, 17, 22, 28 and 37 disagreed to.

    Lords Amendment No. 38.

    A Motion was made, and the Question being put, That this House disagrees with the Lords in their Amendment—(Mr John Heppell);

    The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Gillian Merron, Margaret Moran: 326.

      Tellers for the Noes, Mr Peter Atkinson, Richard Younger-Ross: 231.

    So the Question was agreed to.

    The Lords Amendment was accordingly disagreed to.

    Lords Amendment No. 39 was disagreed to.

    Lords Amendment No. 40.

    A Motion was made, and the Question being put, That this House disagrees with the Lords in their Amendment—(Mr John Heppell);

    The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Gillian Merron, Margaret Moran: 317.

      Tellers for the Noes, Gregory Barker, Richard Younger-Ross: 233.

    So the Question was agreed to.

    The Lords Amendment was accordingly disagreed to.

    Lords Amendment No. 42 was disagreed to.

    Amendments ((a) to (c)) were made to the Bill in lieu of Lords Amendments Nos. 38, 39, 40 and 42 disagreed to.

    Lords Amendments Nos. 2 to 5, 7, 10, 11, 14, 18 to 21, 24 to 26, 29, 30, 34 to 36, 41 and 43 were agreed to.

    Ordered, That a Committee be appointed to draw up Reasons to be assigned to the Lords for disagreeing to their Amendments Nos. 6, 27, 31 and 32.

    That Ms Hazel Blears, Mr Dominic Grieve, Mr David Heath, Mr John Heppell and Kali Mountford be members of the Committee.

    That Ms Hazel Blears be the Chairman of the Committee.

    That three be the Quorum of the Committee.

    That the Committee do withdraw immediately.—(Mr John Heppell.)

15    Public Petitions,—Public Petitions from—

    (1) citizens of the United Kingdom against the persecution of the Falun Gong practitioners by the Chinese authorities, and

    (2) the residents of High Wycombe, Marlow and the surrounding areas for the retention of the current maternity special care baby unit, children's unit and other services provided at Wycombe General Hospital

    were presented and read; and ordered to lie upon the Table and to be printed.

16    Prevention of Terrorism Bill,—Ms Hazel Blears reported from the Committee appointed to draw up Reasons to be assigned to the Lords for disagreeing to certain of their Amendments to the Prevention of Terrorism Bill, That it had drawn up the following Reasons, which it had directed her to report to the House:

    The Commons disagree to Lords Amendment No. 6 for the following Reason:—

      Because the Lords Amendment is unnecessary.

    The Commons disagree to Lords Amendment Nos. 27, 31 and 32 for the following Reason:—

      Because adequate provision is already made for the review of the operation of the Act.

    The Reasons were agreed to.

    Message to the Lords to communicate the said Reasons, with the Bill and Amendments.

17    Adjournment,—Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.—(Jim Fitzpatrick.)

    And accordingly, the House, having continued to sit till one minute past Nine o'clock, adjourned till to-morrow.

[Adjourned at 9.01 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    Access to Justice,—Funding Code: Legal Services Commission Funding Code Criteria Amendments 2005 [by Act] [Mr David Lammy].

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

2    Acquisition of Land,—Town and Country Planning (Blight Provisions) (England) Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 406), dated 28th February 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Secretary Prescott].

3    Betting, Gaming and Lotteries,—(1) Gaming Act 1968 (Variation of Fees) (England and Wales) Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 566);

    (2) Gaming Act 1968 (Variation of Fees) Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 567);

    (3) Gaming (Bingo) Act 1985 (Fees) (Amendment) Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 570); and

    (4) Lotteries (Gaming Board Fees) Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 568),

    dated 7th March 2005, [by Act], with Explanatory Memoranda thereon [by Command] [Secretary Tessa Jowell].

4    Companies,—(1) Companies (1986 Order) (Operating and Financial Review and Directors' Report etc.) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2005 (S.R. (N.I.), 2005, No. 61), dated 2nd March 2005; and

    (2) Directors' Remuneration Report Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2005 (S.R. (N.I.), 2005, No. 56), dated 1st March 2005

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

5    Damages,—Damages (Government and Health Service Bodies) Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 474), dated 4th March 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr David Lammy].

6    Family Proceedings,—Family Proceedings Fees (Amendment) Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 472), dated 2nd March 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Christopher Leslie].

7    Justices of the Peace,—(1) Justices of the Peace (Size and Chairmanship of Bench) Rules 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 553); and

    (2) Justices of the Peace (Training and Appraisal) Rules 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 564),

    dated 8th March 2005 [by Act], with Explanatory Memoranda thereon [by Command] [Mr Christopher Leslie].

8    Magistrates' Courts,—(1) Courts Act 2003 (Continuing Provision of Court-houses) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 562);

    (2) Justices' Clerks Rules 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 545); and

    (3) Local Justice Areas Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 554),

    dated 8th March 2005 [by Act], with Explanatory Memoranda thereon [by Command] [Mr Christopher Leslie].

9    National Health Service,—Surrey Hampshire Borders National Health Service Trust (Transfer of Trust Property) Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 444), dated 3rd March 2005 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Reid].

10    Pensions,—Pension Protection Fund (Hybrid Schemes) (Modification) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 449), dated 3rd March 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Secretary Johnson].

11    Supreme Court,—Civil Proceedings Fees (Amendment) Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 473), dated 2nd March 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Christopher Leslie].

Other Papers:

12    Access to Justice,—Legal Services Commission Funding Code Procedure Amendments 2005 [by Act] [Mr David Lammy].

13    Health Service Commissioner,—Second Report of the Health Service Ombudsman, Session 2004-05: Making things better? A report on reform of the NHS complaints procedure in England [by Act]; to be printed [No. 413] [Clerk of the House].

14    Treaty Series (No. 6, 2005),—Kyoto Protocol, adopted at Kyoto on 11th December 1997, to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change [by Command] [Cm. 6485] [Mr Secretary Straw].

APPENDIX II

Standing Committees

1    Draft Electoral Law (Northern Ireland) Act 1962 (Amendment) Order 2005, the draft Electoral Law Act (Northern Ireland) 1962 (Amendment No. 2) Order 2005 and the draft Electoral Law Act (Northern Ireland) 1962 (Amendment No. 3) Order 2005:

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

    (2) the Committee of Selection has nominated twenty Members to serve on the Committee: Mr Richard Bacon, Hugh Bayley, David Burnside, Mr David Chaytor, Mr David Clelland, Mr Vernon Coaker, Jim Dowd, Mr Tom Harris, Mrs Joan Humble, Mr Andrew Hunter, Ms Sally Keeble, Mr David Lidington, Mr Peter Luff, Mr Iain Luke, Mr Seamus Mallon, Lembit Öpik, Mr Greg Pope, Mr John Spellar, Mr John Taylor and Paddy Tipping.

2    Draft Tax Information Exchange Agreement (Taxes on Income) (Guernsey) Order 2005, the draft Tax Information Exchange Agreement (Taxes on Income) (Jersey) Order 2005, and the draft Tax Information Exchange Agreement (Taxes on Income) (Isle of Man) Order 2005:

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

    (2) the Committee of Selection has nominated sixteen Members to serve on the Committee: Vera Baird, Mr John Bercow, Mr John Burnett, Mr Stephen Dorrell, Jim Fitzpatrick, Mr Derek Foster, Patrick Hall, Mr Ivan Henderson, Andy King, Mr David Laws, Anne Picking, Dawn Primarolo, Mr David Ruffley, Geraldine Smith, Mr Bill Tynan and Mr Andrew Tyrie.

3    Draft Extradition Act 2003 (Part 3 Designation) (Amendment) Order 2005:

    (1) The Speaker has allocated the draft 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 Alistair Carmichael, Mr Tony Clarke, Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, Mr Jim Cunningham, Mr Hilton Dawson, Mr Bill Etherington, Caroline Flint, Mr Damian Green, Mr Dominic Grieve, Mr John Gummer, Mr John Heppell, Stephen Hesford, Kali Mountford, Mr Mark Oaten, Mrs Barbara Roche and Mr Mike Wood.

4    Draft Opticians Act 1989 (Amendment) 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 sixteen Members to serve on the Committee: Mr John Baron, Mr Crispin Blunt, Mr Paul Burstow, Mr Stephen Byers, Mrs Lorna Fitzsimons, Mike Gapes, Mr William Hague, Mr John Horam, Tony Lloyd, Mr John Lyons, Chris McCafferty, Dr Lewis Moonie, Joan Ryan, Dr Jenny Tonge, Ms Rosie Winterton and David Wright.

5    Draft Government Resources and Accounts Act 2000 (Audit of Public Bodies) Order 2005:

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

    (2) the Committee of Selection has nominated sixteen Members to serve on the Committee: Mr John Battle, Mr Roger Berry, Mr John Burnett, Dr Vincent Cable, Tom Cox, Jim Fitzpatrick, Mr Nick Gibb, Mr Michael Jack, Glenda Jackson, Mr David Kidney, Mr Kevin McNamara, Mr Frank Roy, Mr David Ruffley, Mr Richard Spring, Ian Stewart and Mr Stephen Timms.

6    Draft Immigration and Asylum (Provision of Accommodation to Failed Asylum-Seekers) Regulations 2005:

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

    (2) the Committee of Selection has nominated sixteen Members to serve on the Committee: Mr Desmond Browne, Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, Ross Cranston, Mr Fabian Hamilton, Mr David Heath, Mr Doug Henderson, Mr John Heppell, Alan Howarth, Mr Edward Leigh, Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger, Mr Humfrey Malins, Kali Mountford, Mr Mark Oaten, Joan Ruddock, Mark Tami and Dr Alan Whitehead.

7    Care of Cathedrals (Amendment) Measure, the Church of England (Miscellaneous Provisions) Measure and the Stipends (Cessation of Special Payments) Measure:

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

    (2) the Committee of Selection has nominated sixteen Members to serve on the Committee: Mr Peter Atkinson, Sir Stuart Bell, Peter Bottomley, Ann Clwyd, Sir Patrick Cormack, Mrs Ann Cryer, Jim Dobbin, Angela Eagle, Simon Hughes, Mr Jon Owen Jones, Mr Robert Marshall-Andrews, Julie Morgan, Mr Richard Page, Bridget Prentice, Jim Sheridan and Steve Webb.

8    Draft Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Carrying on Regulated Activities by Way of Business) (Amendment) Order 2005 and the draft Open-Ended Investment Companies (Amendment) Regulations 2005:

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

    (2) the Committee of Selection has nominated sixteen Members to serve on the Committee: Mr John Burnett, Mr William Cash, Jim Fitzpatrick, Mr Dai Havard, Mr Peter Kilfoyle, Mr David Laws, Mr Tony McWalter, Mr Ernie Ross, Mr David Ruffley, Mr Mohammad Sarwar, Mr Brian Sedgemore, Alan Simpson, Mr Richard Spring, Sir John Stanley, Ian Stewart and Mr Stephen Timms.

9    Draft Child Trust Funds (Appeals) Regulations 2005, the draft Child Trust Funds (Appeals) (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2005 and the draft Social Security Commissioners (Procedure) (Child Trust Funds) Regulations 2005:

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

    (2) the Committee of Selection has nominated twenty-one Members to serve on the Committee: Mr Tim Boswell, Virginia Bottomley, Chris Bryant, David Cairns, Julia Drown, Maria Eagle, Mr George Foulkes, Norman Lamb, Mr Michael Meacher, Mr Alan Meale, Margaret Moran, Mr Archie Norman, Mr Kerry Pollard, Mr John Randall, Syd Rapson, Iris Robinson, Mr Andrew Smith, The Reverend Martin Smyth, Mr Graham Stringer, Ann Winterton and Mr Anthony D. Wright (Great Yarmouth).

10    Draft Northern Ireland Act 2000 (Modification) Order 2005,—The Committee of Selection has discharged Mr Eddie McGrady from the Tenth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the draft Order) and nominated in substitution Mr Seamus Mallon.

11    Draft Non-Domestic Rating (Chargeable Amounts) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2005:

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

    (2) the Committee of Selection has nominated sixteen Members to serve on the Committee: Mr Harry Barnes, Alistair Burt, Paul Clark, Mr David Crausby, Mr Edward Davey, Mr Quentin Davies, Mr Frank Dobson, Mr Huw Edwards, Mr Mark Fisher, Linda Gilroy, Rob Marris, Mr Eric Pickles, Mr Mark Prisk, Mr Nick Raynsford, Llew Smith and Richard Younger-Ross.

12    Draft Pension Protection Fund (PPF Ombudsman) Order 2005, the draft Pension Protection Fund (Pension Compensation Cap) Order 2005, and the draft Occupational Pension Schemes (Levies) Regulations 2005,—The Committee of Selection has discharged Dan Norris from the Eleventh Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the draft Orders and draft Regulations) and nominated in substitution Ms Candy Atherton.

13    Draft Criminal Procedure and Investigations Act 1996 (Code of Practice) Order 2005:

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

    (2) the Committee of Selection has nominated sixteen Members to serve on the Committee: Mr Kevin Barron, Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, Mr Iain Duncan Smith, Paul Goggins, Mr Dominic Grieve, Mr David Heathcoat-Amory, Mr John Heppell, Simon Hughes, Dr Brian Iddon, Shona McIsaac, Mr Mark Oaten, Joyce Quin, Mr Malcolm Savidge, Jon Trickett, Keith Vaz and Dr Rudi Vis.

14    Draft Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001 (Amendment) Order 2005,—The Committee of Selection has discharged Ms Hazel Blears, Mr John Heppell, Joan Ruddock and Tony Worthington from the Twelfth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the draft Order) and nominated in substitution Mr Graham Allen, Caroline Flint, Gillian Merron and Gareth Thomas (Clwyd West).

15    Draft Immigration (Leave to Enter and Remain) (Amendment) Order 2005:

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

    (2) the Committee of Selection has nominated sixteen Members to serve on the Committee: Mr Desmond Browne, Mr Alistair Carmichael, Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, Mr Ian Davidson, Mr David Drew, Mr Neil Gerrard, Jane Griffiths, Mr John Heppell, Mr Douglas Hogg, Mr Kevan Jones, Mr Humfrey Malins, Kali Mountford, Mr Denis Murphy, Mr Mark Oaten, Bob Spink and Derek Wyatt.

16    Draft Employment Zones (Allocation to Contractors) Pilot Regulations 2005:

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

    (2) the Committee of Selection has nominated sixteen Members to serve on the Committee: Mr Tim Boswell, Mrs Helen Clark, Valerie Davey, Mrs Janet Dean, Mr John Grogan, Paul Holmes, Huw Irranca-Davies, Jane Kennedy, Mr John MacDougall, Margaret Moran, Dr Doug Naysmith, Mr John Randall, Sir Peter Tapsell, Steve Webb, Mr John Wilkinson and Tony Worthington.

17    Draft District Policing Partnerships (Northern Ireland) Order 2005,—The Committee of Selection has discharged Mr Eddie McGrady from the Fourteenth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the draft Order) and nominated in substitution Mr Seamus Mallon.

18    Draft Special Educational Needs and Disability (Northern Ireland) Order 2005:

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

    (2) the Committee of Selection has nominated twenty Members to serve on the Committee: Mr Richard Allan, Mr David Atkinson, Tony Baldry, Mr Roy Beggs, Mr Harold Best, Mr Vernon Coaker, Mr Jim Cousins, Mr Jeffrey M. Donaldson, Mrs Louise Ellman, Paul Farrelly, Mr Barry Gardiner, Mr Tom Harris, Mr Mark Hoban, Ian Lucas, Mr Peter Luff, Rosemary McKenna, Mr Seamus Mallon, Sandra Osborne, Mr James Plaskitt and Iain Wright.

APPENDIX III

Reports from Select Committees

1    Draft Mental Health,—Report from the Joint Committee on the Draft Mental Health Bill, together with Appendices to the Minutes of Proceedings of the Joint Committee [No. 95] [Mr David Hinchcliffe].

2    Education,—Fifth Report from the Education Committee [Secondary Education], 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. 86] [Mr Barry Sheerman].

3    Environment, Food and Rural Affairs,—Fourth Report from the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee [Waste Policy and the Landfill Directive], 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. 102] [Mr Michael Jack].

4    Environmental Audit,—(1) First Special Report from the Environmental Audit Committee [Government's Reply to the Twelfth Report from the Committee, Session 2003-04, on Environmental Crime: Wildlife Crime]; to be printed [No. 438]; and

    (2) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee [Sustainable Procurement Policy]; to be printed [No. 266-ii]

    [Mr Peter Ainsworth].

5    Human Rights,—Twelfth Report from the Joint Committee on Human Rights [Scrutiny: Fifth Progress Report], together with Appendices; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 437] [Kevin McNamara].

6    International Development,—(1) Third Report from the International Development Committee [DFID's bilateral programme of assistance to India], 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. 124-I and II]; and

    (2) Memoranda laid before the Committee [DFID's bilateral programme of assistance to India]

    [Tony Baldry].

7    Northern Ireland Affairs,—(1) Second Special Report from the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee [Government's Response to the First Report of the Committee, Session 2004-05, on Electoral Registration in Northern Ireland]; to be printed [No. 448]; and

    (2) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee [Reconciliation: Ways of dealing with Northern Ireland's past]; to be printed [No. 303-ix]

    [Rev. Martin Smyth].

8    Procedure,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Procedure Committee [Sub Judice Rule of the House of Commons]; to be printed [No. 125-iv] [Sir Nicholas Winterton].

9    Public Accounts,—(1) Tenth Report from the Committee [Welfare to Work: Tackling the barriers to employment of older people]; to be printed, together with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 439];

    (2) Eleventh Report from the Committee [Improving public transport in England through light rail]; to be printed, together with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 440];

    (3) Twelfth Report from the Committee [Helping farm businesses in England]; to be printed, together with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 441];

    (4) Thirteenth Report from the Committee [OFGEM: The Social Action Plan and the Energy Efficiency Commitment]; to be printed, together with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 442];

    (5) Fourteenth Report from the Committee [Responding to HIV/AIDS]; to be printed, together with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 443];

    (6) Fifteenth Report from the Committee [Managing risks to improve public services]; to be printed, together with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 444];

    (7) Sixteenth Report from the Committee [Improving emergency care in England]; to be printed, together with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 445];

    (8) Seventeenth Report from the Committee [London Underground public private partnerships]; to be printed, together with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 446]; and

    (9) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee of Public Accounts [Fraud and error in benefits expenditure]; to be printed [No. 447-i]

    [Mr Edward Leigh].

10    Science and Technology,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Science and Technology Committee [Strategic science provision in English Universities]; to be printed [No. 220-iv] [Dr Ian Gibson].

11    Transport,—(1) Fifth Report from the Transport Committee [Rural Railways], with the 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. 169-I and II];

    (2) Sixth Report from the Committee [The Performance of the London Underground], with the 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. 94]; and

    (3) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee [The Future of Light Rail And Modern Trams in Britain]; to be printed [No. 378-ii]

    [Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody].

12    Treasury,—Fourth Report from the Treasury Committee [Excise Duty Fraud], with Appendices to the Minutes of Evidence taken before the Sub-Committee; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 126] [Mr John McFall].

13    Work and Pensions,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Work and Pensions Committee [Social Security Advisory Committee]; to be printed [No. 423] [Sir Archy Kirkwood].

[W.H., No. 30]

Minutes of Proceedings of the Sitting in Westminster Hall

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

Adjournment,—A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That the sitting be now adjourned—(Mr Nick Ainger);

    And the sitting having continued for two and a half hours after Two o'clock, it was adjourned without Question put, till to-morrow.

[Adjourned at 4.45 p.m.

Sir Alan Haselhurst

Deputy Speaker



 
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