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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Monday 4th April 2005

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

PRAYERS.

1    Road Safety (Pillion Passengers) Bill,—Ordered, That the Road Safety (Pillion Passengers) Bill be read a second time on Friday 8th April.

2    Public Services Ombudsman (Wales) Bill [Lords],—The Public Services Ombudsman (Wales) Bill [Lords] was, according to Order, read a second time.

3    Public Services Ombudsman (Wales) Bill [Lords] (Programme),—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 Public Services Ombudsman (Wales) Bill [Lords]:

Committal

    1. The Bill shall be committed to a Standing Committee.

Proceedings in Standing Committee

    2. Proceedings in the Standing Committee shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion on Thursday 14th April 2005.

    3. The Standing Committee shall have leave to sit twice on the first day on which it meets.

Consideration and Third Reading

    4. Proceedings on consideration shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion one hour before the moment of interruption on the day on which those proceedings are commenced.

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

Programming Committee

    6. Standing Order No. 83B (Programming committees) shall not apply to proceedings on consideration and Third Reading.

Programming of proceedings

    7. Any other proceedings on the Bill (including any proceedings on any message from the Lords) may be programmed—(Mr John Heppell):—It was agreed to.

4    Public Services Ombudsman (Wales) Bill [Lords] [Money],—Her Majesty's Recommendation having been signified to the proposed Motion relating to Public Services Ombudsman (Wales) Bill [Lords] [Money];

    A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 52 (Money resolutions and ways and means resolutions in connection with bills), That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the Public Services Ombudsman (Wales) Bill [Lords], it is expedient to authorise the payment out of money provided by Parliament of any increase attributable to the Act in the sums payable out of money provided by Parliament under another enactment—(Mr John Heppell):—It was agreed to.

5    Adjournment (Welsh Affairs),—A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That this House do now adjourn—(Mr John Heppell);

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

6    Public Petitions,—A Public Petition from residents of Pudsey Constituency and others for co-ordinated international action to remove trade injustice, reduce international debt and increase aid was presented and read; and ordered to lie upon the Table and to be printed.

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

    And accordingly, the House, having continued to sit till half-past Ten o'clock, adjourned till to-morrow.

[Adjourned at 10.30 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 presented by Her Majesty's Command and delivered to the Votes and Proceedings Office on the undermentioned dates during the adjournment pursuant to Standing Order No. 158 (Presentation of command papers):

Thursday 31st March 2005

1    Treaty Series (No. 10, 2005),—Agreement, done at London on 8th December 2004, between the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Government of the United States of America on Cooperation in Science and Technology for Critical Infrastructure Protection and other Homeland/Civil Security Matters [Cm. 6501] [Mr Secretary Straw].

Friday 1st April 2005

2    India (No. 1, 2005),—Agreement, done at New Delhi on 18th February 2005, between the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Government of the Republic of India on the Transfer of Sentenced Persons, with an Explanatory Memorandum [Cm. 6512] [Mr Secretary Straw].

3    Treaty Series (No. 11, 2005),—Protocols 1 and 2, done at Strasbourg on 4th November 1993, to the European Convention for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment [Cm. 6502] [Mr Secretary Straw].

Papers delivered to the Votes and Proceedings Office on the undermentioned dates during the adjournment pursuant to Standing Order No. 159 (Presentation of statutory instruments):

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

Tuesday 29th March 2005

4    Registration of Births, Deaths, Marriages, etc.,—Adopted Children and Adoption Contact Registers Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 924), dated 24th March 2005, with an Explanatory Memorandum [Mr Stephen Timms].

Wednesday 30th March 2005

5    Agriculture,—Common Agricultural Policy Single Payment and Support Schemes (Cross Compliance) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 918), dated 23rd March 2005, with an Explanatory Memorandum [Secretary Margaret Beckett].

6    Consumer Protection,—Enterprise Act 2002 (Part 8) (Designation of the Consumers' Association) Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 917), dated 22nd March 2005, with an Explanatory Memorandum [Ms Secretary Hewitt].

7    Criminal Law,—Crime and Disorder Act 1998 (Service of Prosecution Evidence) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 902), dated 23rd March 2005, with an Explanatory Memorandum [The Solicitor General].

8    Environmental Protection,—Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Scheme Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 925), dated 23rd March 2005, with an Explanatory Memorandum [Secretary Margaret Beckett].

9    Pensions,—Pensions Regulator (Contribution Notices and Restoration Orders) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 931), dated 24th March 2005, with an Explanatory Memorandum [Mr Secretary Johnson].

10    Pensions (Northern Ireland),—Pensions Appeal Commissioners (Procedure) (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 965), dated 22nd March 2005, with an Explanatory Memorandum [Mr David Lammy].

Thursday 31st March 2005

11    Magistrates' Courts,—Courts Act 2003 (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 1012), dated 30th March 2005, with an Explanatory Memorandum [Mr Christopher Leslie].

12    National Health Service,—National Health Service (Pharmaceutical Services) Amendment Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 1015), dated 31st March 2005 [Mr Secretary Reid].

13    Pensions,—(1) Occupational Pension Schemes and Pension Protection Fund (Amendment) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 993), dated 30th March 2005;

    (2) Occupational Pension Schemes (Contracting-out) (Amount Required for Restoring State Scheme Rights) Amendment Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 891), dated 22nd March 2005; and

    (3) Pensions Regulator (Notifiable Events) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 900), dated 23rd March 2005,

    with Explanatory Memoranda thereon [Mr Secretary Johnson].

14    Social Security,—Statutory Maternity Pay (General) and Statutory Sick Pay (General) (Amendment) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 989), dated 29th March 2005, with an Explanatory Memorandum [Mr Secretary Johnson].

Friday 1st April 2005

15    Agriculture,—Feedingstuffs (Zootechnical Products) and Medicated Feedingstuffs (Amendment) (England, Scotland and Wales) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 1033), dated 24th March 2005, with an Explanatory Memorandum [Secretary Margaret Beckett].

16    Civil Aviation,—Civil Aviation (Denied Boarding, Compensation and Assistance) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 975), dated 29th March 2005, with an Explanatory Memorandum [Mr Secretary Darling].

17    Education,—Education (Amendments to Regulations Requiring the Publication of Pupil Performance Information) (England) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 845), dated 18th March 2005, with an Explanatory Memorandum [Secretary Ruth Kelly].

18    Health and Safety,—Export and Import of Dangerous Chemicals Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 928), dated 23rd March 2005, with an Explanatory Memorandum [Mr Secretary Johnson].

19    Immigration,—Asylum (Designated States) (Amendment) Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 1016), dated 31st March 2005, with an Explanatory Memorandum [Mr Secretary Clarke].

20    Local Government,—Local Authorities (Functions and Responsibilities) (Amendment) (No. 2) (England) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 929), dated 24th March 2005, with an Explanatory Memorandum [Mr Secretary Prescott].

Papers presented or laid upon the Table on Monday 4th April 2005:

Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution:

21    Defence,—Draft Army, Air Force and Naval Discipline Acts (Continuation) Order 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Secretary Hoon].

22    Northern Ireland,—Direction given by the Secretary of State under section 51B(2) of the Northern Ireland Act 1998 on 1st April 2005 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Murphy].

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

23    Copyright,—Copyright and Performances (Application to Other Countries) Order 2005 (S.I,, 2005, No. 852), dated 22nd March 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Christopher Leslie].

24    Countryside,—Norfolk and Suffolk Broads Act 1988 (Alteration of Constitution of the Broads Authority) Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 1067), dated 31st March 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Secretary Margaret Beckett].

25    Education,—(1) Education (Head Teachers' Qualifications) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 875); and

    (2) Education (Variation of Admission Arrangements) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 873),

    dated 22nd March 2005 [by Act], with Explanatory Memoranda thereon [by Command] [Secretary Ruth Kelly].

26    European Communities,—European Communities (Designation) Order 2005 (S.I, 2005, No. 850), dated 22nd March 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Christopher Leslie].

27    Social Security,—Social Security (Contributions) (Amendment No. 4) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 1086), dated 4th April 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Dawn Primarolo].

28    Town and Country Planning,—Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 1085), dated 1st April 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Secretary Tessa Jowell].

Other Papers:

29    Access to Justice,—Direction given by the Lord Chancellor under section 5(6) of the Access to Justice Act 1999, imposing requirements on the Legal Services Commission as to the services to be funded from specified amounts paid into the Community Legal Services Fund for 2005-06 [by Act] [David Lammy].

30    Air Force (Constitution),—Amendments to the—

    (1) Rates of Pay and Bounties of the Royal Air Force Reserve, the Royal Auxiliary Air Force and Uniformed Adult Instructors of the Air Training Corps and the Combined Cadet Force (RAF);

    (2) Rates of Pay and Bounties of the Royal Fleet Reserve, the Royal Naval Reserve and the Royal Marine Reserve;

    (3) Rates of Pay of the Royal Air Force; and

    (4) Regulations of the Royal Air Force Retired Pay and Pensions

    [by Act] [Mr Secretary Hoon].

31    Aviation and Maritime Security,—Report on the number of notices served, directions given and enforcement notices served under the Aviation and Maritime Security Act 1990 during 2004 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Darling].

32    Aviation Security,—Report on the number of notices served, directions given and enforcement notices served under the Aviation Security Act 1982 as amended by the Aviation and Maritime Security Act 1990 during 2004 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Darling].

33    Channel Tunnel (Security),—Report on the number of notices served, directions given and enforcement notices served under the Channel Tunnel (Security) Order 1994 during 2004 [by Statutory Instrument] [Mr Secretary Darling].

34    Government Resources and Accounts,—Financial Statements of the Design Council for 2003-04, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 502] [Ms Secretary Hewitt].

35    Health,—Department of Health Minute, dated 1st April 2005, concerning a contingent liability in respect of the Employers' Organisation [by Command] [Mr Secretary Reid].

36    Human Rights,—Human Rights Act 1998 (Amendment) Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 1071), dated 3rd April 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr David Lammy].

37    Office of the Deputy Prime Minister,—Government Response to the Fifth Report from the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister: Housing, Planning, Local Government and the Regions Committee, Session 2004-05, on the Role and Effectiveness of the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment [by Command] [Cm. 6509] [Mr Secretary Prescott].

38    Parliamentary and Other Pensions,—Account of the Parliamentary Contributory Pension Fund for 2003-04, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 505] [Clerk of the House].

39    Public Petitions,—Observations by—

    (1) the Deputy Prime Minister on the Petition [2nd March] from residents and friends of the village of Minety, Wiltshire, for prompt and effective enforcement of planning law in relation to use of land by Gypsies and travellers as caravan sites;

    (2) the Secretary of State for Transport on the Petition [17th March] from the residents of Remenham, Wargrave, and Ruscombe, in Wokingham, and others against the Community Rail proposals for the Henley to Twyford and Maidenhead to Marlow branch lines;

    (3) the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on the Petitions—

      (i) [7th March] from members of the Turner and Newall Pension Fund and their supporters for action to deal with the projected shortfall in the fund; and

      (ii) [7th March] from residents of High Folkestone, Hythe and the surrounding area against the proposed closure of the New Romney Jobcentre

    [by Standing Order]; to be printed [Clerk of the House].

40    Railways,—Report on the number of notices served, instructions given and enforcement notices served under the Railways Act 1993 for 2004 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Darling].

41    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].

APPENDIX II

Reports from Select Committees

1    European Scrutiny,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the European Scrutiny Committee [EU Policies on 'Justice, Freedom and Security']; to be printed [No. 468-i] [Jimmy Hood].

2    Science and Technology,—Eighth Report from the Science and Technology Committee [Strategic Science Provision in English Universities], 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. 220-I and -II] [Dr Ian Gibson].

3    Welsh Affairs,—Memorandum laid before the Welsh Affairs Committee [Transcript of hearings held on 17th March by the Culture, Media and Welsh Language Committee of the National Assembly for Wales enlarged by the Welsh Affairs Committee on the Ofcom review of broadcasting in Wales] [Mr Martyn Jones].

CORRIGENDUM

In the Votes and Proceedings for Wednesday 23rd March, in Appendix I, Item 6(2), the Naval, Military and Air Forces Etc. (Disablement and Death) Service Pensions (Amendment) Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 851) should have been included under the heading 'Other Papers'.



 
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