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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Wednesday 20th July 2005

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

PRAYERS.

1    Vehicle Registration Marks,—Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to make further provision about the retention of vehicle registration marks pending transfer: And that Mr Mark Hendrick, Tony Lloyd, Mr Jamie Reed, Mr David Drew, Mr Greg Pope, Mr Neil Turner, Mr Mike Hall, Steve McCabe, Paul Farrelly and Derek Wyatt do prepare and bring it in.

2    Vehicle Registration Marks Bill,—Mr Mark Hendrick accordingly presented a Bill to make further provision about the retention of vehicle registration marks pending transfer: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time on Friday 11th November and to be printed [Bill 48].

3    Council Tax,—A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That the draft Council Tax Limitation (England) (Maximum Amounts) Order 2005, which was laid before this House on 7th July, be approved—(Mr Phil Woolas);

4    Deferred Divisions,—The Deputy Speaker announced the results of the Division which had been deferred to this day, pursuant to Standing Order No. 41A (Deferred divisions):

    Access to Justice,—That the Revised Funding Code prepared by the Legal Services Commission, a copy of which was laid before this House on 27th June, be approved.

      Ayes: 224.

      Noes: 184.

    So the Question was agreed to.

5    Council Tax,—The Question being again proposed, That the draft Council Tax Limitation (England) (Maximum Amounts) Order 2005, which was laid before this House on 7th July, be approved;

    And the Question being put;

The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Mr Ian Cawsey, Mr Tom Watson: 297.

      Tellers for the Noes, Mr Mark Prisk, Mr Peter Atkinson: 226.

So the Question was agreed to.

    Resolved, That the draft Council Tax Limitation (England) (Maximum Amounts) Order 2005, which was laid before this House on 7th July, be approved.

6    European Union Contribution to the Global Fund to Fight HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria,—A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 119 (European Standing Committees), That this House takes note of European Union Document No. 7455/05, Commission Staff Working Document on 'Principles for a European Union Contribution to the Global Fund to fight HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM) with a view to the 2006/07 Replenishment Process'; welcomes the European Union update; considers this an important area for reducing poverty; and encourages the European Union and Commission to do more to maintain their strong support for tackling the three diseases, in particular through the current high level of funding for the Global Fund—(Claire Ward):—It was agreed to.

7    Government Trading Funds,—A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation), That the draft Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency Trading Fund (Amendment) Order 2005, which was laid before this House on 30th June, be approved—(Claire Ward):—It was agreed to.

8    Extradition,—A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation), That the draft Extradition Act 2003 (Amendment to Designations) (No. 2) Order 2005, which was laid before this House on 26th May, be approved—(Claire Ward):—It was agreed to.

9    Value Added Tax,—A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation), That the Value Added Tax (Disclosure of Avoidance Schemes) (Designations) (Amendment) Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 1724), dated 29th June 2005, a copy of which was laid before this House on 29th June, be approved—(Claire Ward):—It was agreed to.

10    Crown Proceedings,—A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation), That the draft Civil Procedure (Modification of Crown Proceedings Act 1947) Order 2005, which was laid before this House on 23rd June, be approved—(Claire Ward):—It was agreed to.

11    Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation),—A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation), That the draft Code of Practice on Access and Unfair Practices during Recognition and Derecognition Ballots, which was laid before this House on 5th July, be approved—(Claire Ward):—It was agreed to.

12    Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation),—A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation), That the draft Code of Practice on Industrial Action Ballots and Notice to Employers, which was laid before this House on 5th July, be approved—(Claire Ward):—It was agreed to.

13    Regulation of Financial Services (Land Transactions) Bill (Programme) (No. 2),—Ordered, That the Programme Order of 23rd June 2005 relating to the Regulation of Financial Services (Land Transactions) Bill be varied as follows:

    1. Paragraphs 4 and 5 of the Order shall be omitted.

    2. Proceedings on consideration and Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion three hours after commencement of proceedings on consideration at this day's sitting.—(Claire Ward.)

14    Regulation of Financial Services (Land Transactions) Bill,—The House, according to Order, proceeded to consider the Regulation of Financial Services (Land Transactions) Bill, not amended in the Standing Committee.

    The Bill was read the third time, and passed.

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

      Appropriation (No. 3) Act 2005

      Finance (No. 2) Act 2005.

16    Adjournment (Matters to be considered before the forthcoming adjournment),—A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That this House do now adjourn—(Mr Tom Watson);

    And it being two hours after commencement of proceedings on the Motion, it lapsed without Question put, pursuant to Order [19th July].

17    Finance and Services,—Ordered, That Mr John Randall be discharged from the Finance and Services Committee and Mr Eric Forth and Robert Key be added.—(Mr Bob Ainsworth, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.)

18    Welsh Affairs,—Ordered, That Hywel Williams be added to the Welsh Affairs Committee.—(Mr Bob Ainsworth, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.)

19    Public Accounts,—Ordered, That John Healey be added to the Committee of Public Accounts.—(Mr Bob Ainsworth, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.)

20    Environmental Audit,—Ordered, That Mr Elliot Morley be added to the Environmental Audit Committee.—(Mr Bob Ainsworth, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.)

21    Public Petitions,—Public Petitions from—

    (1) people of Bicester and the surrounding area against the proposed reduction in the Oxford-Bicester rail service;

    (2) residents of Chalkwell Avenue, Westcliffe-on-Sea and others against the erection of a T-Mobile telecommunication mast at the junction of the Ridgeway and 93 Chalkwell Avenue; and

    (3) tenants and residents of Langley Estate, Middleton, Manchester for funding to complete the boundary wall and environmental schemes for all properties in the area;

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

22    Adjournment,—A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That this House do now adjourn—(Mr Bob Ainsworth);

    And the Motion having been made after Seven 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 sixteen minutes past Eight o'clock, till to-morrow.

[Adjourned at 8.16 p.m.

Michael J. Martin

Speaker


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


APPENDIX I

Papers presented or laid upon the Table:

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

1    Banks and Banking,—Bank Accounts Directive (Miscellaneous Banks) (Amendment) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 1984), dated 13th July 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Secretary Alan Johnson].

2    Civil Partnership,—Registration of Civil Partnerships (Fees) Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 1996), dated 19th July 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [John Healey].

3    Companies,—Partnerships and Unlimited Companies (Accounts) (Amendment) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 1987), dated 13th July 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Secretary Alan Johnson].

4    Excise,—(1) Excise Duties (Road Fuel Gas) (Reliefs) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 1979), dated 19th July 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Ivan Lewis]; and

    (2) Excise Duties (Surcharges or Rebates) (Hydrocarbon Oils etc.) Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 1978), dated 19th July 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [John Healey].

5    Housing,—Housing (Right of First Refusal) (England) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 1917), dated 12th July 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Secretary Prescott].

6    Insolvency,—Insurers (Reorganisation and Winding Up) (Lloyd's) Regulations 2005 ((S.I., 2005, No. 1998), dated 19th July 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Ivan Lewis].

7    Insurance,—Insurance Accounts Directive (Miscellaneous Insurance Undertakings) (Amendment) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 1985), dated 13th July 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Secretary Alan Johnson].

8    Land Registration,—Land Registration (Amendment) (No. 2) Rules 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 1982), dated 18th July 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Bridget Prentice].

9    Partnership,—Limited Liability Partnerships (Amendment) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 1989), dated 13th July 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Secretary Alan Johnson].

10    Pensions,—Occupational Pension Schemes (Equal Treatment) (Amendment) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 1923), dated 14th July 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Secretary Blunkett].

11    Registration of Births, Deaths and Marriages—Registration of Births, Deaths and Marriages (Fees) (Amendment) Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 1997), dated 19th July 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [John Healey].

12    Transport,—Railways (Accident Investigation and Reporting) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 1992), dated 19th July 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Secretary Darling].

13    Value Added Tax,—Value Added Tax (Refund of Tax to Museums and Galleries) (Amendment) Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 1993), dated 19th July 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Dawn Primarolo].

Other Papers:

14    Access to Justice,—(1) Corporate Plan of the Legal Services Commission for 2005-06 to 2007-08 [by Act]; and

    (2) Report and Financial Statements of the Legal Services Commission for 2004-05, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 167]

    [Bridget Prentice].

15    Animals,—Review of Controls on Imports of Animal Products for 2004-05 [by Command] [Cm. 6636] [Secretary Margaret Beckett].

16    Atomic Energy Authority,—Account of the Atomic Energy Authority Act 1954 for 2004-05, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 389] [Clerk of the House].

17    Betting, Gaming and Lotteries,—Report and Accounts of the Horserace Betting Levy Board and Horserace Totalisator Board for 2004-05 [by Act] [Secretary Tessa Jowell].

18    Biological Standards,—Account of the National Biological Standards Board for 2004-05, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 430] [Clerk of the House].

19    Care Standards,—Account of the General Social Care Council for 2004-05, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 423] [Clerk of the House].

20    Charities,—Report and Accounts of the Charity Commissioners for England and Wales for 2004-05, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 186-I and -II] [Mr Secretary Clarke].

21    Communications,—First Report on the Secretary of State's functions by the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry and the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport [by Act]; to be printed [No. 325] [Secretary Alan Johnson].

22    Criminal Appeal,—Report and Accounts of the Criminal Cases Review Commission for 2004-05, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 115] [Mr Secretary Clarke].

23    Criminal Justice and Court Services,—Report and Accounts of the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service for 2004-05, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 109] [Secretary Ruth Kelly].

24    Culture, Media and Sport,—Government Response to the Third Report from the Culture, Media and Sport Committee, Session 2004-05, on Public Libraries [by Command] [Cm. 6648] [Secretary Tessa Jowell].

25    Defence, Foreign Affairs, International Development and Trade and Industry,—Government Response to the First Joint Report from the Defence, Foreign Affairs, International Development and Trade and Industry Committees, Session 2004-05, on Strategic Export Controls [by Command] [Cm. 6638] [Mr Secretary Straw].

26    Education,—Report and Financial Statements for the Teacher Training Agency for 2004-05, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 290] [Secretary Ruth Kelly].

27    Environment,—Report and Accounts of the Environment Agency for 2004-05, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 201] [Secretary Margaret Beckett].

28    Government Resources and Accounts,—(1) Financial Statements of the Design Council for the 2004-05, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 332] [Secretary Alan Johnson];

    (2) Plan and Accounts for 2004-05 of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 245] [Mr Secretary Darling];

    (3) Reports and Accounts for 2004-05 of the—

      (i) Appeals Service, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 235] [Mr Secretary Blunkett];

      (ii) British Forces Post Office, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 298] [Secretary John Reid];

      (iii) Central Science Laboratory, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 276] [Secretary Margaret Beckett];

      (iv) Child Support Agency, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 256] [Mr Secretary Blunkett];

      (v) Compensation Agency, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 224] [Mr Secretary Hain];

      (vi) Criminal Records Bureau, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 369] [Mr Secretary Clarke];

      (vii) Defence Communication Services Agency, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 269] [Secretary John Reid];

      (viii) Disability and Carers Service, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 181] [Mr Secretary Blunkett];

      (ix) Disposal Services Agency, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 341] [Secretary John Reid];

      (x) Forensic Science (Northern Ireland), with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 183] [Mr Secretary Hain];

      (xi) Insolvency Service, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 221] [Secretary Alan Johnson];

      (xii) Milk Development Council, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Statutory Instrument]; to be printed [No. 309] [Secretary Margaret Beckett];

      (xiii) Naval Recruiting and Training Agency, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 293] [Secretary John Reid];

      (xiv) NHS Purchasing and Supply Agency, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 297] [Ms Secretary Hewitt];

      (xv) The Queen Victoria School, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 168] [Secretary John Reid];

      (xvi) Pension Service, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 342] [Mr Secretary Blunkett];

      (xvii) Public Guardianship Office, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 177] [Bridget Prentice];

      (xviii) Royal Air Force Training Group Defence Agency, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 228] [Secretary John Reid];

      (xix) The Royal Parks, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 237] [Secretary Tessa Jowell],

      (xx) Sea Fish Industry Authority, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 121] [Secretary Margaret Beckett];

      (xxi) Warship Support Agency, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 398] [Secretary John Reid];

      (xxii) Wilton Park Executive Agency, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 234] [Mr Secretary Straw; and

      (xxiii) Youth Justice Agency (Northern Ireland), with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 184] [Mr Secretary Hain];

    (3) Report and Financial Satements of the Rent Service for 2004-05, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 220] [Mr Secretary Blunkett];

    (4) Report and Resource Accounts of the Cabinet Office, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 372] [John Healey];

    (5) Resource Accounts for 2004-05 of the—

      (i) Armed Forces Pension Scheme;

      (ii) Asset Recovery Agency;

      (iii) Central Office of Information;

      (iv) Crown Estate;

      (v) HM Procurator General and Treasury Solicitor;

      (vi) Judicial Pensions Scheme;

      (vii) Northern Ireland Court Service;

      (viii) Office of HM Chief Inspector of Schools in England;

      (ix) Office of the Deputy Prime Minister; and

      (x) Postal Services Commission,

    with the Reports of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [Nos. 286, 190, 424, 345, 283, 285, 361, 267, 301 and 337] [John Healey].

29    Government Trading Funds,—Reports and Accounts for 2004-05 of —

    (1) Army Base Repair Organisation Agency, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 71] [Secretary John Reid];

    (2) Companies House, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 189] [Secretary Alan Johnson];

    (3) Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [Nos. 187-I and -II] [Clerk of the House];

    (4) Meteorological Office, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 126] [Clerk of the House];

    (5) NHS Estates, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 230] [Ms Secretary Hewitt]; and

    (6) Vehicle and Operator Services Agency, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 244] [Clerk of the House].

30    Greenwich Hospital,—Accounts of the Greenwich Hospital and Travers Foundation for 2004-05, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 318] [Secretary John Reid].

31    Health,—Government Response to the Third Report from the Health Committee, Session 2004-05, on New Developments in Sexual Health and HIV/AIDS policy [by Command] [Cm. 6649] [Ms Secretary Hewitt].

32    Health and Social Care,—Report and Accounts of the Commission for Social Care Inspection for 2004-05, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 105] [Clerk of the House].

33    Higher Education,—Report and Accounts for 2004-05 of the Office for Fair Access, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 226] [Clerk of the House]

34    House of Commons Members Fund,—Account of the House of Commons Members' Fund for 2003-04, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 429] [Clerk of the House].

35    Industrial Organisation and Development,—Report and Accounts of the Horticultural Development Council for 2004-05, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 248] [Secretary Margaret Beckett].

36    Justices of the Peace,—Report of Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of the Magistrates' Courts Service for 2004-05 [by Act]; to be printed [No. 217] [Ms Harriet Harman].

37    Licensing (Alcohol Education and Research),—Report and Accounts of the Alcohol Education and Research Council for 2004-05, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 321] [Secretary Tessa Jowell].

38    Local Government,—Financial Statements of the South Bank Centre for 2004-05, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act] [Secretary Tessa Jowell].

39    Museums and Galleries,—Report and Accounts for 2004-05 of the—

    (1) British Museum;

    (2) Imperial War Museum;

    (3) National Gallery;

    (4) National Portrait Gallery;

    (5) Tate Gallery; and

    (6) Victoria and Albert Museum,

    with the Reports of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [Nos. 272, 335, 265, 323, 344 and 333] [Secretary Tessa Jowell].

40    National Health Service Reform and Healthcare Professions,—Report and Accounts of the Commission for Patient and Public Involvement in Health for 2004-05, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 194] [Clerk of the House].

41    National Loans,—Report and Accounts of the Debt Management Account for 2004-05, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 355] [Mr Ivan Lewis].

42    National Lottery,—(1) Accounts for 2004-05 of the—

      (i) Arts Council of Northern Ireland Lottery Distribution; and

      (ii) Arts Council of Wales Ireland Lottery Distribution,

    with the Reports of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [Nos. 422 and 388] [Clerk of the House];

    (2) Report and Accounts for 2004-05 of the—

      (i) Millennium Commission, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 310] [Secretary Tessa Jowell]; and

      (ii) Sports Council for Wales Lottery Distribution, with the Reports of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 392] [Clerk of the House].

43    Northern Ireland,—(1) Paper, entitled Improving the Provision of Care for Victims and Witnesses within the Criminal Justice System in Northern Ireland; and

    (2) Report by the Chief Inspector of Criminal Justice in Northern Ireland for 2004-05

    [by Command] [Mr Secretary Hain].

44    Overseas Territories,—Democratic Republic of the Congo (Restrictive Measures) (Overseas Territories) (Amendment) Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 1988), dated 19th July 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Secretary Straw].

45    Parliamentary Commissioner,—(1) Report of the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman for 2004-05 [by Act]; to be printed [No. 348]; and

    (2) Resource Accounts of the Office of the Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration and Health Service Commissioner for England, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 347]

    [Clerk of the House].

46    Police,—(1) Report and Accounts for 2004-05 of the National Crime Squad, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon; and Report of the Service Authority for the National Crime Squad; and

    (2) Report and Accounts for 2004-05 of the National Criminal Intelligence Service with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon; and Report of the Service Authority for the National Criminal Intelligence Service

    [by Act]; to be printed [Nos. 211 and 212] [Clerk of the House].

47    Postal Services,—(1) Account of the Consumer Council for Postal Services for 2004-05, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 390] [Clerk of the House]; and

    (2) Report and Accounts of Postwatch for 2004-05, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act] [Secretary Alan Johnson].

48    Public Accounts,—Treasury Minutes on the Tenth, Eleventh and Thirteenth Reports from the Committee of Public Accounts, Session 2004-05 [by Command] [Cm. 6609] [John Healey].

49    Public Expenditure,—Paper, entitled Public Expenditure 2004-05: Provisional Outturn [by Command] [Cm. 6639] [Mr Des Browne].

50    Public Petitions,—Observations by the Secretary of State for International Development on the Petition [6th July] from staff, pupils and parents of Dr Triplet's CE Primary School, Hayes, and others for action by G8 members to remove trade injustice, cancel all the debt of the poorest countries and increase aid [by Standing Order] [Clerk of the House].

51    Public Works Loans,—Report of the Public Works Loan Board for 2004-05 [by Act] [Mr Ivan Lewis].

52    Science and Technology,—Report and Accounts of the Natural Environment Research Councils, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 241] [Secretary Alan Johnson].

53    Social Security,—Report by the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on the Social Fund for 2004-05 [by Command] [Cm. 6595] [Mr Secretary Blunkett].

54    Standards and Privileges,—Report of the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards for 2004-05 [by Standing Order]; to be printed [No. 264] [Clerk of the House].

55    Strategic Export Controls,—Report on United Kingdom Strategic Export Controls for 2004 [by Command] [Cm. 6646] [Mr Secretary Straw].

56    Terrorism,—Report of the Independent Assessor of Military Complaints Procedures in Northern Ireland for 2004 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Hain].

57    Transport,—Government Response to the Seventh Report from the Transport Committee, Session 2004-05, on Road Pricing: The Next Steps [by Command] [Cm. 6560] [Mr Secretary Darling].

58    Treasury,—Treasury Minute, dated 20th July 2005, concerning the Morris Review of Actuaries—Funding Guarantee to the Financial Reporting Council [by Command] [Mr Ivan Lewis].

59    Utilities,—(1) Account of the Gas and Electricity Consumer Council (Energywatch) for 2004-05, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 391] [Clerk of the House]; and

    (2) Report of the Office of Gas and Electricity Markets for 2004-05 [by Act]; to be printed [No. 169] [Secretary Alan Johnson].

APPENDIX II

Standing Committees

1    Violent Crime Reduction Bill:

    (1) The Speaker has allocated the Bill to Standing Committee B; and

    (2) the Committee of Selection has nominated twenty-one Members to serve on the Committee: Ms Diane Abbott, Hazel Blears, Kevin Brennan, Ms Dawn Butler, Mr James Clappison, Rosie Cooper, Mr Jonathan Djanogly, Lynne Featherstone, Stewart Hosie, Mr Kevan Jones, Ms Sally Keeble, Steve McCabe, Mr Humfrey Malins, Mr Mark Oaten, Stephen Pound, Mr Mark Prisk, Mark Pritchard, Chris Ruane, Jim Sheridan, Lynda Waltho and Jeremy Wright.

2    Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Bill:

    (1) The Speaker has allocated the Bill to Standing Committee E; and

    (2) the Committee of Selection has nominated seventeen Members to serve on the Committee: Mr Henry Bellingham, Lyn Brown, Andy Burnham, Mr Alistair Carmichael, Mr Neil Gerrard, Mrs Cheryl Gillan, Mrs Sharon Hodgson, Daniel Kawczynski, Mr John Leech, Sarah McCarthy-Fry, Mr Tony McNulty, Mr Khalid Mahmood, Mr Humfrey Malins, Edward Miliband, Gwyn Prosser, Joan Ryan and Mr Lee Scott.

3    Rules of the Supreme Court (Northern Ireland) (Amendment No. 4) 2005 (S.R. (N.I.), 2005, No. 314):

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

    (2) the Committee of Selection has nominated seventeen Members to serve on the Committee: Mr Henry Bellingham, Kevin Brennan, Chris Bryant, Mr Jonathan Djanogly, Mr Nigel Dodds, Mrs Natascha Engel, Mr Roger Godsiff, Lady Hermon, Mr Sadiq Khan, Mr Eddie McGrady, Anne Main, Mr Alan Meale, Lembit Ípik, Bridget Prentice, John Robertson, Mr Andrew Tyrie and Kitty Ussher.

4    Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005 (Designated Area) Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 1537):

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

    (2) the Committee of Selection has nominated sixteen Members to serve on the Committee: Mr Alistair Carmichael, Harry Cohen, Mrs Ann Cryer, Mr Edward Garnier, Paul Goggins, Mr David Heath, Mr Nick Herbert, Mr Stewart Jackson, Mr David Jones, Mr Denis MacShane, Stephen Pound, Mr Mark Prisk, Gwyn Prosser, Joan Ryan, Dr Howard Stoate and Mr Robert N. Wareing.

    European Standing Committees

5    European Union Document No. 10514/05, relating to the Common Agricultural Policy: reform of the sugar sector, has been referred to European Standing Committee A.

6    European Union Document No. 10785/05, relating to the marketing of maize genetically modified for resistance to certain pests and herbicides, has been referred to European Standing Committee A.

7    European Union Document Nos. 13686/04; 13687/04; 13688/04; 13689/04 and 13690/04, relating to EC External Action—new instruments for co-operation, have been referred to European Standing Committee B.

8    Unnumbered Explanatory Memorandum dated 15th July 2005, submitted by the Food Standards Agency, relating to the marketing of foods derived from genetically modified maize, has been referred to European Standing Committee C.

APPENDIX III

Reports from Select Committees

1    Defence,—First Special Report from the Defence Committee [Government Response to the Sixth Report from the Committee, Session 2004-05: on Iraq: An Initial Assessment of Post Conflict Operations]; to be printed [No. 436] [Mr James Arbuthnot].

2    Environment, Food and Rural Affairs,—(1) First Special Report from the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee [Government's Response to the Seventh Report from the Committee, Session 2004-05: on Food information]; to be printed [No. 437]; and

    (2) Memorandum laid before the Committee [Defra follow-up to previous Committee inquiries]

    [Mr Michael Jack].

3    Environmental Audit,—First Special Report from the Environmental Audit Committee [Government's Reply to the Second Report from the Committee, Session 2004-05: on Corporate Environmental Crime]; to be printed [No. 434] [Mr Peter Ainsworth].

4    European Scrutiny,—(1) Fourth Report from the European Scrutiny Committee; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 34-iv]; and

    (2) Memoranda laid before the Committee [Ministerial Correspondence]

    [Mr Jimmy Hood].

5    Science and Technology,—(1) First Special Report from the Science and Technology Committee [Forensic Science on Trial: Government Response to the Committee's Seventh Report, Session 2004-05]; to be printed [No. 427]; and

    (2) Second Special Report from the Committee [Strategic Science Provision in English Universities: Government Response to the Committee's Eighth Report, Session 2004-05]; to be printed [No. 428]

    [Mr Phil Willis].

6    Select Committees (Choice of Chairmen),—The following Members reported from their respective Committees, That they had been chosen Chairmen of those Committees:

    Committee      Chairman

    Defence        Mr James Arbuthnot

    Environment, Food and Rural Affairs  Mr Michael Jack

    Home Affairs      Mr John Denham

    Modernisation of the House of Commons  Mr Geoffrey Hoon

    Science and Technology  Mr Phil Willis

    Scottish Affairs    Mr Mohammed Sarwar

    Transport        Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody

    Welsh Affairs      Dr Hywel Francis

7    Standards and Privileges,—Third Report from the Committee on Standards and Privileges [Conduct of Mr Tony Baldry], together with an Appendix and Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee on 19th July; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 421] [Sir George Young].

8    Transport,—(1) First Special Report from the Transport Committee [Government Response to the Sixth Report from the Committee, Session 2004-05, on The Performance of the London Underground]; to be printed [No. 431]; and

    (2) Second Special Report from the Committee [Government Response to the Fourth Report from the Committee, Session 2004-05, on The Departmental Annual Report 2004]; to be printed [No. 432]

    [Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody].

9    Welsh Affairs,—First Special Report from the Welsh Affairs Committee [Government Responses to the Second and Third Reports of the Committee, Session 2004-05: Manufacturing and Trade in Wales and The Public Services Ombudsman in Wales Bill [Lords]]; to be printed [No. 433] [Dr Hywel Francis].

[W.H., No. 21]

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.—(Joan Ryan.)

    And accordingly the sitting was adjourned till Tuesday 11th October, pursuant to Order [14th July].

[Adjourned at 5.07 p.m.

Sir Alan Haselhurst

Deputy Speaker

CORRIGENDUM

In the Votes and Proceedings of Tuesday 19th July, in Appendix I, Item 31(2) (Police Service of Northern Ireland (Complaints etc) (Amendment) Regulations 2005 (S.R. (N.I.), 2005, No. 341)), should have appeared under the heading 'Papers subject to Negative Resolution'.



 
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