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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Thursday 10th March 2005

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

PRAYERS.

1    Crossrail Bill,—Mr Speaker laid upon the Table a Report from one of the Examiners of Petitions for Private Bills, pursuant to the Order [23rd February], That in the case of the Crossrail Bill, certain Standing Orders are applicable.

    Furthermore, of those which are applicable, Standing Orders 4, 4A, 10, 11, 12, 12A, 13, 19, 21, 27, 27A, 31, 32, 33, 35, 36, 37, 41, 42, 43, 45 and 47 have not been complied with.

    Report referred to the Standing Orders Committee.

2    Fourteenth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,—Mr Edward O'Hara reported from the Fourteenth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the draft District Policing Partnerships (Northern Ireland) Order 2005.

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

3    Fifteenth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,—David Taylor reported from the Fifteenth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the draft Renewables Obligation Order 2005.

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

4    Seventeenth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,—Mr Peter Pike reported from the Seventeenth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the draft Occupational Pension Schemes (Modification of Pension Protection Provisions) Regulations 2005.

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

5    Eighteenth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,—Mr Eric Forth reported from the Eighteenth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the draft Social Security (Contributions) (Re-Rating and National Insurance Funds Payments) Order 2005.

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

6    European Standing Committee C,—Mr Martin Caton reported from European Standing Committee C the following Resolution:

    That the Committee takes note of European Union Document No. 13931/04, draft Council Regulation applying a generalised system of preferences (GSP); welcomes the Government's contribution towards the European Union's efforts towards across-the-board simplification of the GSP; welcomes the benefits that the new scheme will offer developing countries, particularly those affected by the Indian Ocean tsunami; welcomes the added incentives for sustainable development and good governance; urges the EU to bring forward proposals for the simplification and liberalisation of the rules of origin for the GSP; and approves the proposed Regulation.

    Resolution to lie upon the Table.

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

7    Consolidated Fund (Appropriation) Bill,—The Order of the day being read, for the Second Reading of the Consolidated Fund (Appropriation) Bill;

    And a Motion being made, and the Question being put forthwith pursuant to Standing Order No. 56 (Consolidated Fund Bills), That the Bill be now read a second time:—It was agreed to.

    The Bill was accordingly read a second time.

    And the Question being put forthwith, That the Bill be now read the third time:—It was agreed to.

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

8    Support for Members who have chosen not to take their Seats,—A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That for a period of suspension of one year commencing on 1st April 2005 the Resolution of the House of 18th December 2001 relating to Members who have chosen not to take their seats and thus do not qualify to participate in proceedings in Parliament shall not have effect in so far as it provides for their claiming support for their costs under the provisions of the Resolutions of this House relating to Members' Allowances, Insurance etc., and the allowances relating to travel within the United Kingdom for Members, their families and staff—(Mr Peter Hain);

    An Amendment ((a)) was proposed to the Question, in line 1, to leave out the words 'for a period of suspension of one year commencing on' and insert the words 'as from', instead thereof.—(Mr Oliver Heald.)

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

    The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Mr John Randall, Mr Mark Prisk: 170.

      Tellers for the Noes, Bridget Prentice, Mr Tom Watson: 358.

    So the Question was negatived.

    And it being more than three hours after the commencement of proceedings on the Motion, the Deputy Speaker, pursuant to Order [7th March], put the remaining Questions required to be put at that hour.

    Another Amendment ((b)) was proposed to the Question, in line 5, to leave out from the word 'effect' to the end of the Question.—(Mr David Lidington.)

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

    The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Mr John Randall, Mr Mark Prisk: 171.

      Tellers for the Noes, Mr Tom Watson, Bridget Prentice: 357.

    So the Question was negatived.

    And the Main Question being put;

    Resolved, That for a period of suspension of one year commencing on 1st April 2005 the Resolution of the House of 18th December 2001 relating to Members who have chosen not to take their seats and thus do not qualify to participate in proceedings in Parliament shall not have effect in so far as it provides for their claiming support for their costs under the provisions of the Resolutions of this House relating to Members' Allowances, Insurance etc., and the allowances relating to travel within the United Kingdom for Members, their families and staff.

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

    The Lords insist on certain of their Amendments to the Prevention of Terrorism Bill to which this House has disagreed, for which insistence they assign their Reasons; they agree to certain Amendments made by this House to certain Lords Amendments and disagree to certain other Amendments made by this House to Lords Amendments, for which disagreement they assign their Reasons; they do not insist on certain other Amendments to which this House has disagreed but propose Amendments in lieu thereof; and they do not insist on their remaining Amendments to which this House has disagreed.

10    Prevention of Terrorism Bill,—Lords Reasons for disagreeing to certain Commons Amendments to Lords Amendments to the Prevention of Terrorism Bill, Lords Amendments in lieu of Lords Amendments disagreed to, and Lords Reasons for insisting on some of their Amendments to the Prevention of Terrorism Bill to be printed [Bill 83].

    The Deputy Speaker suspended the sitting, pursuant to Order [7th March].

11    Business of the House,—A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 15 (Exempted business), That, at this day's sitting, consideration of any Lords Messages that may be received may be proceeded with, though opposed, until any hour—(Bridget Prentice):—It was agreed to.

12    Prevention of Terrorism Bill,—The House, pursuant to Order [yesterday], proceeded forthwith to consider the Lords Message [this day] relating to the Prevention of Terrorism Bill.

    A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That this House insists on its Amendments Nos. 1A and 1B to Lords Amendment No. 1, insists on its disagreement to Lords Amendments Nos. 12, 13, 15, 17, 22, 28 and 37 and insists on its Amendments Nos. 37A to 37O, disagrees to Lords Amendments Nos. 37Q to 37T proposed in lieu of Lords Amendment No. 8 and proposes Amendments (a) to (f) to the words restored to the Bill by its insistence on its disagreement to Lords Amendment No. 17—(Mr Secretary Clarke);

    And it being one hour after the commencement of proceedings on the Lords Message, the Deputy Speaker put the Question, pursuant to Order [yesterday].

    The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Gillian Merron, Paul Clark: 320.

      Tellers for the Noes, Mr Roger Williams, Mr John Randall: 226.

    So the Question was agreed to.

    The Deputy Speaker then put the remaining Questions to be disposed of at that hour.

    A Motion was made, and the Question being put, That this House insists on its disagreement to Lords Amendments Nos. 27, 31 and 32 but proposes Amendments (a) and (b) to the Bill in lieu of those Amendments—(Ms Hazel Blears);

    The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Gillian Merron, Paul Clark: 327.

      Tellers for the Noes, Mr Alan Reid, Mr Mark Prisk: 212.

    So the Question was agreed to.

    A Motion was made, and the Question being put, That this House disagrees with Lords Amendment No. 33D and proposes its Amendments Nos. 33A to 33C in lieu—(Ms Hazel Blears);

    The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Gillian Merron, Paul Clark: 324.

      Tellers for the Noes, Mr John Randall, Mr Alan Reid: 217.

    So the Question was agreed to.

    A Motion was made, and the Question being put, That this House insists on its disagreement to Lords Amendments Nos. 38, 39 and 40, insists on its Amendments Nos. 42A and 42B, does not insist on its Amendment No. 42C, agrees to Lords Amendment No. 42D and disagrees with Lords Amendment No. 42E—(Ms Hazel Blears);

    The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Gillian Merron, Paul Clark: 323.

      Tellers for the Noes, Richard Younger-Ross, Mr Mark Prisk: 219.

    So the Question was agreed to.

    A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 83H (Reasons committee), That a Committee be appointed to draw up a Reason to be assigned to the Lords for disagreeing to their Amendment No. 42E;

    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; and

    That the Committee do withdraw immediately—(Mr John Heppell):—It was agreed to.

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

    The Commons disagree to Lords Amendment No. 42E for the following Reason:

      Because it is necessary that there be appropriate rules of court in relation to control order proceedings and relevant appeal proceedings at all times.

    The Reason was agreed to.

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

    The Deputy Speaker suspended the sitting, pursuant to Order [7th March].

Friday 11th March 2005

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

    The Lords insist on certain of their Amendments to the Prevention of Terrorism Bill, to which this House has insisted on its disagreement, for which insistence they assign their Reasons; they insist on certain of their Amendments to which this House has disagreed, for which insistence they assign their Reasons; they disagree to the Amendments proposed by this House in lieu of the Lords Amendments, for which disagreement they assign their Reason; they do not insist on their remaining Amendments to which this House has disagreed; and they agree to the remaining Amendments made by this House on which this House had insisted.

15    Prevention of Terrorism Bill,—Lords Reasons for insisting on certain of their Amendments to the Prevention of Terrorism Bill and for disagreeing to certain Commons Amendments in lieu to be printed [Bill 84].

16    Prevention of Terrorism Bill,—The House, pursuant to Order [9th March], proceeded forthwith to consider the Lords Message [this day] relating to the Prevention of Terrorism Bill.

    A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That this House insists on its Amendments Nos. 1A and 1B to Lords Amendment No. 1, insists on its disagreement to Lords Amendments Nos. 12, 13, 15, 17, 22, 28 and 37 and insists on its Amendments Nos. 37A to 37C and 37E to 37O, does not insist on its Amendment No. 37D, insists on its disagreement to Lords Amendments Nos. 37Q to 37T proposed in lieu of Lords Amendment No. 8 and insists on its Amendments No. 17H to 17M to the words restored to the Bill by its insistence on its disagreement to Lords Amendment No. 17 and proposes Amendment (a) in lieu—(Ms Hazel Blears);

    And it being one hour after the commencement of proceedings on the Lords Message, the Deputy Speaker put the Question, pursuant to Order [9th March].

    The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Margaret Moran, James Purnell: 298.

      Tellers for the Noes, Bob Russell, Mr Peter Atkinson: 216.

    So the Question was agreed to.

    The Deputy Speaker then put the remaining Questions to be disposed of at that hour.

    A Motion was made, and the Question being put, That this House insists on its disagreement with the Lords in their Amendments Nos. 27, 31 and 32 and on its Amendments Nos. 27C and 27D in lieu and proposes Amendment (a) in lieu—(Ms Hazel Blears);

    The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, James Purnell, Margaret Moran: 310.

      Tellers for the Noes, Mr Mark Prisk, Mr Alan Reid: 207.

    So the Question was agreed to.

    A Motion was made, and the Question being put, That this House disagrees with Lords Amendment No. 33D and insists on its Amendment No. 33C in lieu, does not insist on its Amendments Nos. 33A and 33B and proposes Amendments (a) and (b) in lieu—(Ms Hazel Blears);

    The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Margaret Moran, Gillian Merron: 307.

      Tellers for the Noes, Mr Roger Williams, Mr Crispin Blunt: 212.

    So the Question was agreed to.

    The Deputy Speaker suspended the sitting, pursuant to Order [7th March].

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

    The Lords insist on their Amendments to the Prevention of Terrorism Bill to which this House has insisted on its disagreement; they insist on their disagreement to the Amendments proposed by this House on which this House had insisted; and they disagree to the Amendments proposed by this House in lieu, for which insistences and disagreements they assign their Reasons.

18    Prevention of Terrorism Bill,—Lords Reasons for insisting on their Amendments to the Prevention of Terrorism Bill, for insisting on their disagreement to Commons Amendments and for disagreeing to Commons Amendments in lieu to be printed [Bill 85].

19    Prevention of Terrorism Bill,—The House, pursuant to Order [9th March], proceeded forthwith to consider the Lords Message [this day] relating to the Prevention of Terrorism Bill.

    A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That this House insists on its Amendments Nos. 1A and 1B to Lords Amendment No. 1, insists on its disagreement to Lords Amendments Nos. 12, 13, 15, 17, 22, 28 and 37 and insists on its Amendments Nos. 37A to 37C and 37E to 37O, does not insist on its Amendment No. 37V, insists on its disagreement to Lords Amendments Nos. 37Q to 37T proposed in lieu of Lords Amendment No. 8 and insists on its Amendments Nos. 17H to 17M to the words restored to the Bill by its insistence on its disagreement to Lords Amendment No. 17 and proposes Amendment (a) in lieu—(Mr Secretary Clarke);

    And it being one hour after the commencement of proceedings on the Lords Message, the Deputy Speaker put the Question, pursuant to Order [9th March].

    The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Bridget Prentice, Mr Vernon Coaker: 301.

      Tellers for the Noes, Mr David Ruffley, Bob Russell: 211.

    So the Question was agreed to.

    The Deputy Speaker then put the remaining Questions to be disposed of at that hour.

    A Motion was made, and the Question being put, That this House insists on its disagreement with the Lords in their Amendments Nos. 27, 31, and 32 and on its Amendments Nos. 27C and 27D in lieu, does not insist on its Amendment No. 32D and proposes Amendment (a) in lieu—(Ms Hazel Blears);

    The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Bridget Prentice, Mr Vernon Coaker: 307.

      Tellers for the Noes, Mr David Ruffley, Mr Roger Williams: 203.

    So the Question was agreed to.

    A Motion was made, and the Question being put, That this House disagrees with Lords Amendment No. 33D and insists on its Amendments Nos. 33C and 33G in lieu, does not insist on its Amendment No. 33F and proposes Amendments (a) and (b) in lieu—(Ms Hazel Blears);

    The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Bridget Prentice, Mr Vernon Coaker: 307.

      Tellers for the Noes, Mr Alan Reid, Mr Crispin Blunt: 216.

    So the Question was agreed to.

    The Deputy Speaker suspended the sitting, pursuant to Order [7th March].

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

    The Lords insist on an Amendment to the Prevention of Terrorism Bill to which this House has disagreed and do disagree with this House in its Amendments in lieu thereof, for which insistence and disagreement they assign their Reason; they do not insist on an Amendment to which this House has disagreed, disagree to the Amendment proposed by this House in lieu but propose an Amendment in lieu thereof; and they do not insist on certain other of their Amendments to which this House has insisted on its disagreement and agree without Amendment to the Amendments proposed by this House in lieu thereof.

21    Prevention of Terrorism Bill,—Lords Reason for insisting on a Lords Amendment and for insisting on their disagreement to Commons Amendments in lieu and Lords Amendment in lieu to the Prevention of Terrorism Bill to be printed [Bill 86].

22    Prevention of Terrorism Bill,—The House, pursuant to Order [9th March], proceeded forthwith to consider the Lords Message [this day] relating to the Prevention of Terrorism Bill.

    A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That this House insists on its Amendments Nos. 1A and 1B to Lords Amendment No. 1, insists on its disagreement to Lords Amendments Nos. 12, 13, 15, 17, 22, 28 and 37 and insists on its Amendments Nos. 37A to 37C and 37E to 37O and 37X, insists on its disagreement to Lords Amendments Nos. 37Q, 37S and 37T proposed in lieu of Lords Amendment No. 8, insists on its Amendments Nos. 17H to 17M to the words restored to the Bill by its insistence on its disagreement to Lords Amendment No. 17 and disagrees with Lords Amendment No. 37Y—(Mr Secretary Clarke);

    And it being one hour after the commencement of proceedings on the Lords Message, the Speaker put the Question, pursuant to Order [9th March].

    The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Paul Clark, Mr Vernon Coaker: 321.

      Tellers for the Noes, Mr Peter Atkinson, Mr Roger Williams: 215.

    So the Question was agreed to.

    The Speaker then put the remaining Questions to be disposed of at that hour.

    A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That this House insists on its disagreement with Lords Amendment No. 33D and insists on its Amendments Nos. 33C, 33G and 33J in lieu, does not insist on its Amendment No. 33I and proposes Amendment (a) in lieu—(Ms Hazel Blears);

    The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Joan Ryan, Paul Clark: 325.

      Tellers for the Noes, Bob Russell, Mr Peter Atkinson: 196.

    So the Question was agreed to.

    A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 83H (Reasons committee), That a Committee be appointed to draw up a Reason to be assigned to the Lords for disagreeing to their Amendment No. 37Y;

    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; and

    That the Committee do withdraw immediately—(Mr John Heppell):—It was agreed to.

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

    The Commons disagree to Lords Amendment No. 37Y for the following Reason:

      Because it is necessary and appropriate to make different provision for derogating control orders and non-derogating control orders.

    The Reason was agreed to.

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

    The Deputy Speaker suspended the sitting, pursuant to Order [7th March].

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

    The Lords do not insist on their Amendment to the Prevention of Terrorism Bill to which this House has disagreed and do agree with this House in its Amendments in lieu thereof; they do not insist on an Amendment in lieu of certain other Lords Amendments to which this House had disagreed, and do agree to the Amendments proposed by this House in lieu thereof; and they agree the Amendments proposed by this House to words so restored to the Bill.

25    Royal Assent,—The Speaker notified the House, in accordance with the Royal Assent Act 1967, That Her Majesty had signified her Royal Assent to the following Act, agreed upon by both Houses:

      Prevention of Terrorism Act 2005.

26    Public Petitions,—A Public Petition from Bicester residents against the granting of planning permission for accommodation centres for asylum seekers against the decision of local councillors was presented and read; and ordered to lie upon the Table and to be printed.

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

    And accordingly, the House, having continued to sit till eight minutes to Eight o'clock on Friday evening, adjourned till Monday 14th March.

[Adjourned at 7.52 p.m.

Michael J. Martin

Speaker


Mr Speaker will take the Chair at half-past Two o'clock on Monday next.


APPENDIX I

Papers presented or laid upon the Table:

Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution:

1    Climate Change Levy,—(1) Draft Climate Change Levy (Combined Heat and Power Stations) Regulations 2005; and

    (2) draft Climate Change Levy (Fuel Use and Recycling Processes) Regulations 2005

    [by Act], with Explanatory Memoranda thereon [by Command] [John Healey].

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

2    Agriculture,—Environmental Stewardship (England) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 621), dated 8th March 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Secretary Margaret Beckett].

3    Animals,—TSE (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 556), dated 7th March 2005 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Reid].

4    British Nationality,—British Nationality (Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 651), dated 10th March 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Secretary Clarke].

5    Charities,—Charities (Accounts and Reports) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 572), dated 7th March 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Secretary Clarke].

6    Children and Young Persons,—(1) Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (Membership, Committee and Procedure) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 433), dated 1st March 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Secretary Ruth Kelly];

    (2) Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (Reviewed Case Referral) (Amendment) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 605), dated 9th March 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr David Lammy];

    (3) Day Care and Child Minding (Inspections) (Prescribed Matters) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 482), dated 4th March 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Secretary Ruth Kelly];

    (4) National Assembly for Wales (Conduct of Litigation and Exercise of Rights of Audience) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 607), dated 9th March 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr David Lammy]; and

    (5) National Care Standards Commission (Commission for Social Care Inspection) (Fees and Frequency of Inspections) (Adoption Agencies) (Amendment) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 640), dated 10th March 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Secretary Ruth Kelly].

7    Criminal Law,—(1) Discharge of Fines by Unpaid Work (Pilot Schemes) (Amendment) Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 563), dated 6th March 2005; and

    (2) Penalties for Disorderly Behaviour (Form of Penalty Notice) (Amendment) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 630), dated 10th March 2005

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

8    Education,—(1) Education (School Teachers' Pay and Conditions) Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 539); and

    (2) LEA Budget, Schools Budget and Individual Schools Budget (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 526),

    dated 8th March 2005 [by Act], with Explanatory Memoranda thereon [by Command] [Secretary Ruth Kelly].

9    Electronic Communications,—Communications (Television Licensing) (Amendment) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 606), dated 7th March 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Secretary Tessa Jowell].

10    Employment,—Information and Consultation of Employees Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2005 (S.R. (N.I.), 2005, No. 47), dated 23rd February 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Secretary Murphy].

11    Family Proceedings,—(1) Family Proceedings (Amendment No. 3) Rules 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 559), dated 8th March 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr David Lammy]; and

    (2) Family Proceedings Courts (Children Act 1989) (Amendment No. 3) Rules 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 585), dated 9th March 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Christopher Leslie].

12    Financial Services and Markets,—(1) Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Exemption) (Amendment) Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 592);

    (2) Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 593); and

    (3) Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Stakeholder Products) (Amendment) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 594),

    dated 9th March 2005 [by Act], with Explanatory Memoranda thereon [by Command] [Mr Stephen Timms].

13    Food,—(1) Colours in Food (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 519), dated 4th March 2005; and

    (2) Smoke Flavourings (England) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 464), dated 2nd March 2005

    [by Act] [Mr Secretary Reid].

14    Gender Recognition,—(1) Gender Recognition (Application Fees) Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 638); and

    (2) Gender Recognition (Disclosure of Information) (England, Wales and Northern Ireland) Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 635),

    dated 9th March 2005 [by Act], with Explanatory Memoranda thereon [by Command] [Mr David Lammy].

15    Highways,—Traffic Management (Strategic Roads in Greater London) Designation Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 476), dated 4th March 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Secretary Darling].

16    Immigration,—(1) Asylum and Immigration (Fast Track Time Limits) Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 561), dated 7th March 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] Mr David Lammy];

    (2) Asylum and Immigration Tribunal (Fast Track Procedure) Rules 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 560), dated 7th March 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr David Lammy];

    (3) Immigration Employment Document (Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 627), dated 10th March 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Secretary Clarke];

    (4) Immigration (Leave to Remain) (Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 654), dated 10th March 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Secretary Clarke]; and

    (5) Travel Documents (Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 653), dated 10th March 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Secretary Clarke].

17    Immigration and Asylum,—Asylum Support (Interim Provisions) (Amendment) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 595), dated 9th March 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Secretary Clarke].

18    Income Tax,—(1) Energy Act 2004 (Nuclear Decommissioning) (Exempt Activities and Further Conditions) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 644), dated 10th March 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Dawn Primarolo]; and

    (2) Individual Savings Account (Amendment) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 609), dated 9th March 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Stephen Timms].

19    Justices of the Peace,—Courts Act 2003 (Consequential Provisions) (No. 2) Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 617), dated 9th March 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Christopher Leslie].

20    Land Drainage,—Welsh Local Flood Defence Scheme 1996 (Revocation) Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 548), dated 25th January 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Peter Hain].

21    Legal Aid and Advice,—Civil Legal Aid (General) (Amendment) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 591), dated 9th March 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr David Lammy].

22    Legal Services Commission,—(1) Community Legal Service (Financial) (Amendment) Regulations 2005 (S.I, 2005, No. 589), dated 9th March 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr David Lammy]; and

    (2) Community Legal Service (Funding) (Amendment) Order 2005 (S.I, 2005, No. 571), dated 7th March 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Christopher Leslie].

23    Local Government,—Local Government (Best Value) Performance Indicators and Performance Standards (England) Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 598), dated 7th March 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Secretary Prescott].

24    Magistrates' Courts,—Collection of Fines (Pilot Schemes) (Amendment No. 2) Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 642), dated 9th March 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Christopher Leslie].

25    Mental Health,—(1) Court of Protection (Amendment) Rules 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 667); and

    (2) Court of Protection (Enduring Powers of Attorney) (Amendment) Rules 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 668),

    dated 11th March 2005 [by Act], with Explanatory Memoranda thereon [by Command] [Mr Christopher Leslie].

26    Merchant Shipping,—Merchant Shipping (Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 580), dated 7th March 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Secretary Darling].

27    National Health Service,—(1) General Medical Services and Personal Medical Services Transitional and Consequential Provisions (Amendment) Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 518), dated 7th March 2005;

    (2) Health and Social Care (Community Health and Standards) Act 2003 (Commission for Healthcare Audit and Inspection) (Transitional Provisions) Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 631), dated 10th March 2005;

    (3) Health and Social Care Information Centre (Establishment and Constitution) Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 499), dated 7th March 2005;

    (4) Health and Social Care Information Centre Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 500), dated 7th March 2005;

    (5) National Health Service (Charges for Drugs and Appliances) and (Travel Expenses and Remission of Charges) Amendment Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 578), dated 9th March 2005;

    (6) National Health Service (Dental Charges) Amendment Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 576), dated 9th March 2005;

    (7) National Health Service (General Ophthalmic Services Supplementary List) and (General Ophthalmic Services Amendment and Consequential Amendment) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 480), dated 2nd March 2005;

    (8) National Health Service Liabilities Schemes Amendment Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 604), dated 9th March 2005;

    (9) National Health Service Litigation Authority (Establishment and Constitution) Amendment Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 503), dated 8th March 2005;

    (10) National Health Service (Optical Charges and Payments) and (General Ophthalmic Services) Amendment Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 483), dated 4th March 2005;

    (11) National Health Service (Pharmaceutical Services) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 641), dated 10th March 2005;

    (12) National Institute for Clinical Excellence (Amendment) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 498), dated 7th March 2005;

    (13) National Institute for Clinical Excellence (Establishment and Constitution) Amendment Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 497), dated 7th March 2005;

    (14) National Patient Safety Agency (Establishment and Constitution) Amendment Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 504), dated 7th March 2005;

    (15) Road Traffic (NHS Charges) Amendment Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 475), dated 4th March 2005;

    (16) Special Health Authorities Abolition Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 502), dated 7th March 2005;

    (17) Sunderland Teaching Primary Care Trust (Transfer of Trust Property) Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 456), dated 2nd March 2005; and

    (18) University Hospital of North Staffordshire National Health Service Trust (Transfer of Trust Property) Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 436), dated 2nd March 2005

    [by Act] [Mr Secretary Reid].

28    National Lottery,—Transformational Grants Joint Scheme (Authorisation) Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 608), dated 9th March 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Secretary Tessa Jowell].

29    Pensions,—(1) Occupational and Personal Pension Schemes (General Levy) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 626), dated 9th March 2005;

    (2) Pension Protection Fund (Entry Rules) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 590), dated 10th March 2005; and

    (3) Register of Occupational and Personal Pension Schemes Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 597), dated 9th March 2005

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

30    Police,—(1) Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (Codes of Practice) (Revisions to Code C) Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 602); and

    (2) Police Authorities (Lay Justices Selection Panel) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 584),

    dated 9th March 2005 [by Act], with Explanatory Memoranda thereon [by Command] [Mr Secretary Clarke].

31    Public Audit,—(1) Public Audit (Wales) Act 2004 (Transfer of Property, Rights and Liabilities of the Audit Commission for Local Authorities and the National Health Service in England and Wales) Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 550); and

    (2) Public Audit (Wales) Act 2004 (Transfer of Property, Rights and Liabilities of the Comptroller and Auditor General) Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 552),

    dated 4th March 2005 [by Act], with Explanatory Memoranda thereon [by Command] [Mr Peter Hain].

32    Public Health,—(1) Commission for Healthcare Audit and Inspection (Fees and Frequency of Inspections) (Amendment) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 647), dated 10th March 2005; and

    (2) Health Protection Agency Act 2004 (National Radiological Protection Board and Health Protection Agency Special Health Authority (Yr Asiantaeth Diogelu Lechyd)) (Consequential Provisions) Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 525), dated 7th March 2005

    [by Act] [Mr Secretary Reid].

33    Rating and Valuation,—(1) Central Rating List (England) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 551), dated 8th March 2005;

    (2) Non-Domestic Rating (Alteration of Lists and Appeals) (England) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 659), dated 10th March 2005;

    (3) Non-Domestic Rating (Communications and Light Railways) (England) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 549), dated 8th March 2005; and

    (4) Non-Domestic Rating (Material Day for List Alterations) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 558), dated 10th March 2005

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

34    Social Care,—(1) Care Standards Act 2000 (Relevant Registers of Social Workers) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 491), dated 5th March 2005; and

    (2) Commission for Social Care Inspection (Fees and Frequency of Inspections) (Amendment) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 575), dated 8th March 2005

    [by Act] [Mr Secretary Reid].

35    Social Security,—(1) Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit (Miscellaneous Amendments) (No. 2) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 573), dated 8th March 2005;

    (2) Income-related Benefits (Subsidy to Authorities) Amendment (No. 2) Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 535), dated 3rd March 2005;

    (3) Social Security (Claims and Payments) Amendment Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 455), dated 3rd March 2005;

    (4) Social Security (Deferral of Retirement Pensions) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 453), dated 3rd March 2005;

    (5) Social Security (Graduated Retirement Benefit) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 454), dated 3rd March 2005;

    (6) Social Security (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 574), dated 8th March 2005; and

    (7) Social Security (Retirement Pensions etc.) (Transitional Provisions) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 469), dated 3rd March 2005

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

36    Supreme Court (Northern Ireland),—(1) Crown Court (Amendment) Rules (Northern Ireland) 2005 (S.R. (N.I.), 2005, No. 80), dated 8th March 2005; and

    (2) Crown Court (Prosecution Appeals) Rules (Northern Ireland) 2005 (S.R. (N.I.), 2005, No. 79), dated 9th March 2005

    [by Act], with Explanatory Memoranda thereon [by Command] [Mr David Lammy].

37    Supreme Court of England and Wales,—(1) Court Security Officers (Designation) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 588), dated 9th March 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Christopher Leslie]; and

    (2) High Court and County Courts Jurisdiction (Amendment) Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 587), dated 9th March 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr David Lammy].

38    Taxes,—Finance Act 2003, Section 66 (Prescribed Transactions) Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 645), dated 10th March 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Dawn Primarolo].

Other Papers:

39    Development of Tourism,—Statement, dated 10th March 2005, of the salary of Viscountess Cobham as a Deputy Chair of the British Tourist Authority [by Act] [Secretary Tessa Jowell].

40    Intelligence Services,—Report by the Intelligence and Security Committee on The Handling of Detainees by UK Intelligence Personnel in Afghanistan, Guantanamo Bay and Iraq [by Command] [Cm. 6469] [The Prime Minister].

41    Naval and Marine Pay and Pensions,—Naval and Marine Pay and Pensions (Pay and Allowances) Order 2005, dated 9th February 2005 [by Act] [Mr Christopher Leslie].

42    Public Administration,—Government Response to the First Report from the Select Committee on Public Administration, Session 2004-05, on Government by Inquiry [by Command] [Cm. 6481] [Mr Christopher Leslie].

APPENDIX II

Standing Committees

1    Draft Electoral Law Act (Northern Ireland) 1962 (Amendment) Order 2005, draft Electoral Law Act (Northern Ireland) 1962 (Amendment No. 2) Order 2005 and draft Electoral Law Act (Northern Ireland) 1962 (Amendment No. 3) Order 2005,—The Speaker has appointed Dame Marion Roe Chairman of the First Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the draft Orders.

2    Draft Tax Information Exchange Agreement (Taxes on Income) (Guernsey) Order 2005, draft Tax Information Exchange Agreement (Taxes on Income) (Jersey) Order 2005 and draft Tax Information Exchange Agreement (Taxes on Income) (Isle of Man) Order 2005,—The Speaker has appointed Mr Nigel Beard Chairman of the Second Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the draft Orders.

3    Draft Extradition Act 2003 (Part 3 Designation) (Amendment) Order 2005,—The Speaker has appointed Mr Martin Caton Chairman of the Third Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the draft Order.

4    Draft Opticians Act 1989 (Amendment) Order 2005,—The Speaker has appointed Mr David Chidgey Chairman of the Fourth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the draft Order.

5    Draft Government Resources and Accounts Act 2000 (Audit of Public Bodies) Order 2005,—The Speaker has appointed Mr John McWilliam Chairman of the Fifth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the draft Order.

6    Draft Immigration and Asylum (Provision of Accommodation to Failed Asylum-Seekers) Regulations 2005,—The Speaker has appointed Mr David Chidgey Chairman of the Sixth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the draft Regulations 2005.

7    Care of Cathedrals (Amendment) Measure, Church of England (Miscellaneous Provisions) Measure and Stipends (Cessation of Special Payments) Measure,—The Speaker has appointed Mrs Irene Adams Chairman of the Seventh Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the Measures.

8    Draft Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Carrying on Regulated Activities by Way of Business) (Amendment) Order 2005 and draft Open-Ended Investment Companies (Amendment) Regulations 2005,—The Speaker has appointed Mr Nigel Beard Chairman of the Eighth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the draft Order and draft Regulations.

9    Draft Child Trust Funds (Appeals) Regulations 2005, draft Child Trust Funds (Appeals) (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2005 and draft Social Security Commissioners (Procedure) (Child Trust Funds) Regulations 2005,—The Speaker has appointed Janet Anderson Chairman of the Ninth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the draft Regulations.

10    Draft Non-Domestic Rating (Chargeable Amounts) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2005,—The Speaker has appointed David Taylor Chairman of the Tenth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the draft Regulations.

11    Draft Criminal Procedure and Investigations Act 1996 (Code of Practice) Order 2005,—The Speaker has appointed Derek Conway Chairman of the Eleventh Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the draft Order.

12    Draft Immigration (Leave to Enter and Remain) (Amendment) Order 2005,—The Speaker has appointed Mr John McWilliam Chairman of the Twelfth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the draft Order.

13    Draft Employment Zones (Allocation to Contractors) Pilot Regulations 2005,—The Speaker has appointed Mr David Amess Chairman of the Thirteenth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the draft Regulations.

14    Draft District Policing Partnerships (Northern Ireland) Order 2005,—The Committee of Selection has discharged Mr Brian H. Donohoe, Mr Lindsay Hoyle and Mr Martin Salter from the Fourteenth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the draft Order) and nominated in substitution Kevin Brennan, Huw Irranca-Davies and Mr Anthony D. Wright.

15    Draft Special Educational Needs and Disability (Northern Ireland) Order 2005,—The Speaker has appointed Mr Roger Gale Chairman of the Fourteenth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the draft Order.

16    Draft Renewables Obligation Order 2005:

    (1) The Speaker has appointed David Taylor as an additional Chairman of the Fifteenth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the draft Order; and

    (2) The Committee of Selection has discharged Mr Robin Cook and Mr Geoffrey Robinson from the Fifteenth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the draft Order) and nominated in substitution Mr Khalid Mahmood and Iain Wright.

17    Draft Occupational Pension Schemes (Modification of Pension Protection Provisions) Regulations 2005,—The Committee of Selection has discharged Alice Mahon from the Seventeenth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the draft Regulations) and nominated in substitution Dan Norris.

18    Draft Social Security (Contributions) (Re-Rating and National Insurance Funds Payments) Order 2005,—The Committee of Selection has discharged Mr Robert Marshall-Andrews from the Eighteenth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the draft Order) and nominated in substitution John Ashton.

European Standing Committees

19    The Speaker has appointed Mr Mike Hancock Chairman of European Standing Committee B in respect of European Union Document No. 14223/04 on Creation of a Fundamental Rights Agency.

APPENDIX III

Reports from Select Committees

1    Health,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Health Committee [Continuation Care]; to be printed [No. 399-i] [Mr David Hinchliffe].

2    International Development,—(1) Minutes of Evidence taken before the International Development Committee, together with Appendices [Responses to the Asian tsunami disaster]; to be printed [No. 328-ii]; and

    (2) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee [Development Assistance in Iraq]; to be printed [No. 244-ii]

    [Tony Baldry].

3    Public Administration,—(1) Fourth Report from the Select Committee on Public Administration [Choice, Voice and Public Services], together with the Appendices to the Minutes of Evidence; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 49-I and -III]; and

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

    [Tony Wright].

THE SPEAKER'S CERTIFICATE

The Speaker certified that the Consolidated Fund (Appropriation) Bill is a Money Bill within the meaning of the Parliament Act 1911.

[W.H., No. 31]

Minutes of Proceedings of the Sitting in Westminster Hall

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

Adjournment (Working, Caring and Life Balance: Supporting Choice),—Resolved, That the sitting be now adjourned.—(Mr Vernon Coaker.)

    And accordingly the sitting was adjourned till Tuesday 15th March.

[Adjourned at 5.47 p.m.

Sir Alan Haselhurst

Deputy Speaker



 
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