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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Tuesday 28th June 2005

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

PRAYERS.

1    Member takes the Oath,—The following Member took and subscribed the Oath:

    Sir Patrick Thomas Cormack  for South Staffordshire.

2    Consumer Credit Bill,—David Taylor reported from Standing Committee D, That it had gone through the Consumer Credit Bill, and made Amendments thereunto.

    Bill, as amended in the Standing Committee, to be considered to-morrow; and to be printed [Bill 35].

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

3    Transport (Wales) Bill,—Miss Anne Begg reported from Standing Committee F, That it had gone through the Transport (Wales) Bill, and directed her to report the same, without Amendment.

    Bill, not amended in the Standing Committee, to be considered to-morrow.

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

4    Identity Cards Bill,—The Order of the day being read, for the Second Reading of the Identity Cards 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 Identity Cards Bill because the scheme proposed in the Bill will make no significant contribution to the reduction or eradication of terrorism, illegal immigration, or illegal employment; contains no proper safeguards to limit or prescribe the information to be stored upon identity cards or the national register, or the agencies and organisations, national or international, to whom this information will be made available or will be given; fails to identify the biometric details to be stored or to acknowledge the effectiveness of the same or the margins of, the consequences of, and the remedies for, error; fails properly to limit or define the fees which may be levied by the Secretary of State; and the Bill provides for the costs of the scheme to be paid on the authority of the Secretary of State without providing to Parliament any proper estimates of the vast costs likely to be incurred', instead thereof.—(Lynne Jones.)

    And the Question being proposed, That the Amendment be made:—The Amendment was, with leave of the House, withdrawn.

    And the Main Question being put;

    The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Mr Ian Cawsey, Kevin Brennan: 314.

      Tellers for the Noes, Mr Henry Bellingham, Mr John Randall: 283.

    So the Question was agreed to.

    The Bill was accordingly read a second time.

5    Identity Cards 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 Identity Cards 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 19th 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.

Programming of 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—(Mr Alan Campbell);

    The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Mr Ian Cawsey, Kevin Brennan: 313.

      Tellers for the Noes, Mr Henry Bellingham, Mr John Randall: 286.

    So the Question was agreed to.

6    Identity Cards Bill [Money],—Her Majesty's Recommendation having been signified to the proposed Motion relating to Identity Cards 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 Identity Cards Bill, it is expedient to authorise the payment out of money provided by Parliament of—

    (1) such allowances to be paid to the National Identity Scheme Commissioner as the Treasury may determine;

    (2) any sums authorised or required to be paid by the Secretary of State for or in connection with the carrying out of his functions under that Act; and

    (3) any increase attributable to that Act in the sums which are payable out of money so provided under any other Act—(Mr John Heppell);

The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Mr Ian Cawsey, Kevin Brennan: 311.

      Tellers for the Noes, Pete Wishart, Hywel Williams: 219.

So the Question was agreed to.

7    Identity Cards 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 Identity Cards Bill, it is expedient to authorise—

    (1) the charging of fees in respect of functions carried out under that Act;

    (2) the charging of fees in respect of consular functions within the meaning of section 1 of the Consular Fees Act 1980; and

    (3) the payment of sums into the Consolidated Fund—(Mr John Heppell):—It was agreed to.

8    Northern Ireland,—A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation), That the draft Firearms (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) Order 2005, which was laid before this House on 21st February, in the last Session of Parliament, be approved—(Mr John Heppell):—It was agreed to.

9    Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee),—Ordered, That Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods, Mr Peter Bone, Mr Jeffrey M. Donaldson, Mr Eric Forth, Michael Jabez Foster, Mr David Kidney and Mr John MacDougall be members of the Select Committee appointed to join with a Committee of the Lords as the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments.—(Rosemary McKenna, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.)

10    European Scrutiny,—Ordered, That Mr Richard Bacon, Mr David S. Borrow, Mr William Cash, Michael Connarty, Rosie Cooper, Mr Wayne David, Jim Dobbin, Michael Gove, Nia Griffith, Mr David Hamilton, Mr David Heathcoat-Amory, Mr Jimmy Hood, Mr Lindsay Hoyle, Angus Robertson, Mr Anthony Steen and Richard Younger-Ross be members of the European Scrutiny Committee.—(Rosemary McKenna, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.)

11    Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee) (Date and Time),—Ordered, That the Select Committee appointed to join with a Committee of the Lords as the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments do meet with the Committee appointed by the Lords on Tuesday 5th July at a quarter past Four o'clock in Committee Room 7.—(Mr John Heppell.)

    Message to the Lords to acquaint them therewith.

12    Public Petitions,—A Public Petition from residents of South Bedfordshire and others for the continued existence of single-handed and small General Practitioner practices was presented and read; and ordered to lie upon the Table and to be printed.

13    Public Petitions,—A Public Petition from William Alexander for clarification of responsibility for bringing into force sections 25 to 29 of the Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Scotland) Act 1990 (rights to conduct litigation and rights of audience) was presented; and ordered to lie upon the Table and to be printed.

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

    And the Motion having been made after Ten o'clock, and the Debate having continued for half an hour, the Deputy Speaker adjourned the House without Question put, pursuant to the Standing Order, it being then nineteen minutes past Eleven o'clock, till to-morrow.

[Adjourned at 11.19 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    Income Tax,—Draft Partnerships (Restrictions on Contributions to a Trade) Regulations 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Dawn Primarolo].

2    Northern Ireland,—(1) Draft Criminal Justice (Northern Ireland) Order 2005; and

    (2) draft Colleges of Education (Northern Ireland) Order 2005

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

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

3    Capital Gains Tax,—Recovery of Duties and Taxes Etc. Due in Other Member States (Corresponding UK Claims, Procedure and Supplementary) (Amendment) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 1709), dated 27th June 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Dawn Primarolo].

4    Health and Safety,—Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 1643), dated 18th June 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Secretary Blunkett].

5    National Health Service,—Surrey and Borders Partnership National Health Service Trust (Transfer of Trust Property) Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 1669), dated 22nd June 2005 [by Act] [Ms Secretary Hewitt].

6    Race Relations,—Draft Code of Practice on Racial Equality in Employment [by Act] [Mr Secretary Clarke].

Other Papers:

7    Financial Reporting to Parliament,—Departmental Report 2005: The Government's Expenditure Plans for 2005-06 to 2007-08 for the Government Actuary's Department [by Command] [Cm. 6541] [Mr Ivan Lewis].

8    Northern Ireland,—Accounts for—

    (1) Mineral Development; and

    (2) Petroleum Production

    for 2003-04, with the Reports of the Comptroller and Auditor General for Northern Ireland thereon [by Act]; to be printed [Nos. 203 and 202] [Mr Secretary Hain].

9    Treaty Series (No. 29, 2005),—Exchange of Notes, done at Tel Aviv on 18th September and Jerusalem on 24th December 2002, between the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Government of Israel amending the Convention providing for the Reciprocal Recognition and Enforcement of Judgements in Civil Matters signed at London on 28th October 1970 [Cm. 6607] [Mr Secretary Straw].

APPENDIX II

Standing Committees

Racial and Religious Hatred Bill,—The Committee of Selection has discharged Gregory Barker from Standing Committee E (nominated in respect of the Bill); and nominated in substitution Mr Mark Prisk.

[W.H., No. 11]

Minutes of Proceedings of the Sitting in Westminster Hall

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

Adjournment,—Resolved, That the sitting be now adjourned.—(Claire Ward.)

    And accordingly the sitting was adjourned till to-morrow.

[Adjourned at 1.53 p.m.

Sir Alan Haselhurst

Deputy Speaker



 
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