House of Commons portcullis
House of Commons
Session 2005 - 06
Publications on the internet

House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Monday 6th June 2005

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

PRAYERS.

1    Death of a Member,—The Speaker made the following communication to the House:

    I regret to have to report to the House the death of Mrs Patsy Calton, Member for Cheadle. I am sure that Members on all sides of the House will join me in mourning the loss of a colleague and in extending our sympathy to the honourable Member's husband, family and friends.

2    Natural Environment and Rural Communities Bill,—The Order of the day being read, for the Second Reading of the Natural Environment and Rural Communities Bill;

    And a Motion being made, and the Question being proposed, That the Bill be now read a second time;

    An Amendment was proposed to the Question, to leave out from the word 'That' to the end of the Question and add the words 'this House declines to give a Second Reading to the Natural Environment and Rural Communities Bill because, whilst making welcome amendments to wildlife protection and rights of way legislation, it nevertheless creates a new public body with far-reaching powers affecting the landscape of England and Wales and rural communities without setting the protection of the natural environment as the priority, without creating a simplified scheme of support for either the environment or rural communities and without any accountability at local or national level; and because it also creates a second public body with no function that cannot be effectively delivered by existing local authorities and by other elected bodies and gives the Secretary of State powers to abolish existing public bodies and to create new public bodies, endowing them with significant powers', instead thereof.—(Mr Oliver Letwin.)

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

    The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Michael Fabricant, Mr Mark Prisk: 179.

      Tellers for the Noes, Gillian Merron, Mr Dave Watts: 349.

    So the Question was negatived.

    And the Main Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 62 (Amendment on second or third reading):—It was agreed to.

    The Bill was accordingly read a second time.

3    Natural Environment and Rural Communities Bill (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 Natural Environment and Rural Communities Bill:

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 Tuesday 5th July 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.

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

Other proceedings

    7. Any other proceedings on the Bill (including any proceedings on consideration of Lords Amendments or on any further messages from the Lords) may be programmed—(Joan Ryan);

    The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Gillian Merron, Mr Dave Watts: 342.

      Tellers for the Noes, Michael Fabricant, Mr David Ruffley: 186.

    So the Question was agreed to.

4    Natural Environment and Rural Communities Bill [Money],—Her Majesty's Recommendation having been signified to the proposed Motion relating to Natural Environment and Rural Communities Bill [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 Natural Environment and Rural Communities Bill, it is expedient to authorise the payment out of money provided by Parliament of—

      (1) any expenditure incurred by a Minister of the Crown in consequence of the Act, and

      (2) any increase attributable to the Act in the sums payable by virtue of any other Act out of money so provided—(Joan Ryan):—It was agreed to.

5    Natural Environment and Rural Communities Bill [Ways and Means],—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 Natural Environment and Rural Communities Bill, it is expedient to authorise the making of provision requiring charges to be paid in respect of licences issued by Natural England—(Joan Ryan):—It was agreed to.

6    Adjournment,—Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.—(Joan Ryan.)

    And accordingly, the House, having continued to sit till five minutes to Eleven o'clock, adjourned till to-morrow.

[Adjourned at 10.55 p.m.

Michael J. Martin

Speaker


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


APPENDIX

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):

Friday 27th May 2005

1    Treaty Series (No. 18, 2005),—Partnership and Cooperation Agreement, done at Brussels on 28th November 1994, establishing a partnership between the European Communities and their Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Moldova, of the other part, including Exchanges of Letters with Declarations and Final Act [Cm. 6567] [Mr Secretary Straw].

2    Treaty Series (No. 19, 2005),—Protocol, done at London on 4th November 2003, between the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Government of New Zealand to amend the Convention for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with respect to Taxes on Income and on Capital Gains, signed at London on 4th August 1983 [Cm. 6568] [Mr Secretary Straw].

Friday 3rd June 2005

3    Treaty Series (No. 20, 2005),—Agreement, done at Dublin on 12th April 2005, between the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Government of Ireland on the Reciprocal Holding of Stocks of Crude Oil and/or Petroleum Products [Cm. 6569] [Mr Secretary Straw].

4    Treaty Series (No. 21, 2005),—Tampere Convention, done at Tampere on 18th June 1998, on the Provision of Telecommunication Resources for Disaster Mitigation and Relief Operations [Cm. 6573] [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:

Friday 27th May 2005

5    Financial Services and Markets,—Prospectus Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 1433), dated 26th May 2005, with an Explanatory Memorandum [Mr Ivan Lewis].

6    Pensions,—Pension Protection Fund (Pension Protection Levies Consultation) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 1440), dated 27th May 2005, with an Explanatory Memorandum [Mr Secretary Blunkett].

7    Pesticides,—Plant Protection Products Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 1435), dated 26th May 2005, with an Explanatory Memorandum [Secretary Margaret Beckett].

8    Public Passenger Transport,—Public Service Vehicles (Conditions of Fitness, Equipment, Use and Certification) (Amendment) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 1403), dated 24th May 2005, with an Explanatory Memorandum [Mr Secretary Darling].

Tuesday 31st May 2005

9    Defence,—(1) Unfitness to Stand Trial and Insanity (Army) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 1390);

    (2) Unfitness to Stand Trial and Insanity (Royal Air Force) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 1388); and

    (3) Unfitness to Stand Trial and Insanity (Royal Navy) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 1389),

    dated 24th May 2005, with Explanatory Memoranda thereon [Secretary John Reid].

Wednesday 1st June 2005

10    Agriculture,—Reporting of Prices of Milk Products (England) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 1441), dated 26th May 2005, with an Explanatory Memorandum [Secretary Margaret Beckett].

11    Disabled Persons,—Rail Vehicle Accessibility (Heathrow Express Class 360/2) Exemption (Amendment) Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 1404), dated 25th May 2005, with an Explanatory Memorandum [Mr Secretary Darling].

12    Food,—Food (Chilli, Chilli Products, Curcuma and Palm Oil) (Emergency Control) (England) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 1442), dated 31st May 2005 [Ms Secretary Hewitt].

13    Land Drainage,—Environmental Impact Assessment (Land Drainage Improvement Works) (Amendment) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 1399), dated 24th May 2005, with an Explanatory Memorandum [Secretary Margaret Beckett].

14    Police,—Police Pensions (Part-time Service) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 1439), dated 26th May 2005, with an Explanatory Memorandum [Mr Secretary Clarke].

Thursday 2nd June 2005

15    Merchant Shipping,—Ship and Port Facility (Security) (Amendment) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 1434), dated 25th May 2005, with an Explanatory Memorandum [Mr Secretary Darling].

16    Road Traffic,—Road Traffic (Permitted Parking Area and Special Parking Area) (Borough of Hartlepool) Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 1438), dated 26th May 2005, with an Explanatory Memorandum [Mr Secretary Darling].

Friday 3rd June 2005

17    Education,—Education (Outturn Statements) (England) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 1386), dated 21st May 2005 [Secretary Ruth Kelly].

18    Environmental Protection,—Pollution Prevention and Control (Public Participation) (England and Wales) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 1448), dated 2nd June 2005, with an Explanatory Memorandum [Secretary Margaret Beckett].

19    National Health Service,—(1) National Health Service Litigation Authority (Establishment and Constitution) Amendment (No. 2) Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 1445), dated 2nd June 2005;

    (2) NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement (Establishment and Constitution) Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 1446), dated 3rd June 2005; and

    (3) NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 1447), dated 3rd June 2005

    [Ms Secretary Hewitt].

Papers presented or laid upon the Table on Monday 6th June 2005:

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

20    Capital Gains Tax,—Recovery of Taxes etc Due in Other Member States (Amendment of Section 134 of the Finance Act 2002) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 1479), dated 6th June 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Dawn Primarolo].

21    Corporation Tax,—Tonnage Tax (Further Opportunity for Election) Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 1449), dated 6th June 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Dawn Primarolo].

Other Papers:

22    Air Force (Constitution),—The Royal Air Force Manual of Personnel Administration Air Publication 3392: Volume 2—Pay and Personnel (Second Edition) [by Act] [Secretary John Reid].

23    Government Trading Funds,—Report and Accounts of the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office for 2004-05, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 57] [Clerk of the House].

24    National Audit,—Reports by the Comptroller and Auditor General on—

    (1) Public Guardianship Office: Protecting and Promoting the financial affairs of people who lose mental capacity; and

    (2) The Refinancing of the Norfolk and Norwich PFI Hospital: how the deal can be viewed in the light of the refinancing;

    [by Act]; to be printed [Nos. 27 and 78] [Clerk of the House].

25    Proceeds of Crime,—Report of the Assets Recovery Agency for 2004-05 and Business Plan for 2005-06 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Clarke].

Papers withdrawn:

26    Land Drainage,—Environmental Impact Assessment (Land Drainage Improvement Works) (Amendment) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 1399) [laid 26th May].



 
House of Commons home page Houses of Parliament home page House 

of Lords home page search page enquiries

© Parliamentary copyright 2005
Revised 7 June 2005