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Thursday 21st July 2005

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

PRAYERS.

1    Standing Orders (Private Business),—Ordered, That the Amendments to Standing Orders set out in the Schedule be made:

SCHEDULE

    Standing Order 188B is hereby repealed.

New Standing Order 188B

    'Revival of bills

    188B.—(1) Paragraphs (2) and (3) apply where—

      (a) this House resolves that the promoters of a bill which—

          (i) originated in this House in an earlier session of this Parliament or in the last Parliament; and

          (ii) had not received the Royal Assent,

    should have leave to proceed with the bill in the current session; and

      (b) the House of Lords concur with the resolution, or have previously passed a resolution to the like effect as the resolution of this House.

    (2) The petition for the bill shall be deemed to have been deposited and all Standing Orders applicable to it shall be deemed to have been complied with.

    (3) The bill shall be deposited in the Private Bill Office not later than the fifth day on which the House sits after the passing of the resolution of this House, or (as applicable) the concurrence of the House of Lords, and a declaration, signed by the agent, shall be annexed to the bill stating that it is the same in every respect as the bill at the last stage of the proceedings on it in this House in the last session or the last Parliament or, as the case may be, the bill passed by this House.

    (4) Paragraph (5) applies where

      (a) this House resolves that the promoters of a bill which—

          (i) originated in the House of Lords in an earlier session of this Parliament or in the last Parliament; and

          (ii) had not received the Royal Assent,

    should have leave to proceed with the bill in the current session; and

      (b) the House of Lords subsequently pass a resolution to the like effect as the resolution of this House.

    (5) If the bill is brought from the House of Lords in the current session, the agent for the bill shall deposit in the Private Bill Office a declaration, signed by the agent, stating that the bill is the same in every respect as the bill which was brought from the Lords in the last session or the last Parliament.

    (6) The following provisions of this Order apply in either case.

    (7) The bill shall be deemed to have passed through every stage through which it has passed in the last session or the last Parliament, and shall be recorded in the Journal of the House as having passed those stages, and no new fees shall be charged to those stages.

    (8) If there is any petition outstanding—

      (a) any such petition which has been presented (if not withdrawn) shall stand referred to any committee on the bill in the current session;

      (b) any minutes of evidence taken before a committee on the bill in the last session or the last Parliament shall stand referred to any committee on the bill in the current session;

      (c) no petitioners shall be heard before any committee on the bill in the current session unless their petition has been presented within the time stipulated for the deposit of petitions in the last session or the last Parliament or deposited pursuant to Standing Order 126(b);

      (d) Standing Order 127 shall have effect as if the words "under Standing Order 126 (Reference to committee of petitions against bill)" were omitted.

    (9) In this Order "current session" means the session of Parliament in which the resolution of this House is passed and "this Parliament" means the Parliament in which the resolution of this House is passed; "the last Parliament" and "the last session" shall be construed accordingly.'.—(The Second Deputy Chairman of Ways and Means.)

2    Standing Orders (Private Business),—The Order of 7th April, in the last Session of Parliament, That the Standing Orders relating to Private Business be printed, was read and discharged.

3    Standing Orders (Private Business),—Ordered, That the Standing Orders relating to Private Business be printed [No. 441].

4    Identity Cards Bill,—Mr Roger Gale reported from Standing Committee D, That it had gone through the Identity Cards Bill, and made an Amendment thereunto.

    Bill, as amended in the Standing Committee, to be considered on Monday 10th October; and to be printed [Bill 49].

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

5    London Olympics Bill,—The London Olympics Bill was, according to Order, read a second time.

6    London Olympics 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 London Olympics 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 Thursday 20th October 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—(Tony Cunningham):—It was agreed to.

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

    (1) expenditure of a Minister of the Crown in connection with the Act, and

    (2) any increase attributable to the Act in sums payable out of money provided by Parliament under another enactment—(Tony Cunningham):—It was agreed to.

8    Education,—Ordered, That the Education (School Organisation Proposals) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 1801), dated 2nd July 2005, be referred to a Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation.—(Tony Cunningham.)

9    Public Petitions,—Public Petitions from—

    (1) residents of Hullbridge in the County of Essex and others for more frequent police patrols and a regular team of officers to protect the area; and

    (2) readers of the Faversham Times for lower speed limits on the A251 Ashford Road, including the villages of North Street, Sheldwich and Badlesmere

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

10    Public Petitions,—Public Petitions from—

    (1) people of Sittingbourne and Sheppey for fairer trade, debt relief and more aid for Africa;

    (2) people of Sholing, Southampton against re-organisation of sub-post offices in Southampton; and

    (3) the Save Stamford Hospital Now Campaign for the retention and development of services at Stamford Hospital

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

11    Adjournment,—Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.—(Mr Vernon Coaker.)

    And accordingly, the House, having continued to sit till twenty-eight minutes past Six o'clock, adjourned till Monday 10th October, pursuant to Resolution [4th July].

[Adjourned at 6.28 p.m.

Michael J. Martin

Speaker


Mr Speaker will take the Chair at half-past Two o'clock on Monday 10th October.


APPENDIX I

Papers presented or laid upon the Table:

Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution:

1    Weights and Measures,—Draft Weights and Measures (Miscellaneous Foods) (Amendment) Order 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Secretary Alan Johnson].

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

2    Agriculture,—Environmental Stewardship (England) and Organic Products (Amendment) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 2003), dated 18th July 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Secretary Margaret Beckett].

3    Animals,—Animals and Animal Products (Import and Export) (England) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 2002), dated 18th July 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Secretary Margaret Beckett].

4    Consumer Protection,—Dangerous Substances and Preparations (Nickel) (Safety) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 2001), dated 13th July 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Secretary Alan Johnson].

5    Corporation Tax,—(1) Friendly Societies (Modification of the Corporation Tax Acts) (Amendment) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 2005), dated 20th July 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Ivan Lewis]; and

    (2) Friendly Societies (Modification of the Corporation Tax Acts) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 2014), dated 21st July 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Dawn Primarolo].

6    Food,—Honey (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 1920), dated 12th July 2005 [by Act] [Ms Secretary Hewitt].

7    Income Tax,—(1) Exchange Gains and Losses (Bringing into Account Gains or Losses) (Amendment) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 2013); and

    (2) Loan Relationships and Derivative Contracts (Disregard and Bringing into Account of Profits and Losses (Amendment) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 2012),

    dated 21st July 2005 [by Act], with Explanatory Memoranda thereon [by Command] [Dawn Primarolo].

8    Road Traffic,—M275 and M27 Motorway (Speed Limit) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 1999), dated 20th July 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Secretary Darling].

9    Stamp Duty,—Stamp Duty and Stamp Duty Reserve Tax (Extension of Exceptions relating to Recognised Exchanges) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 1990), dated 20th July 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Ivan Lewis].

Other Papers:

10    Animal Health,—Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Exotic Animal Disease Generic Contingency Plan (Covering Foot and Mouth Disease, Avian Influenza, Newcastle Disease and Classical Swine Fever) [by Act] [Secretary Margaret Beckett].

11    Constitutional Affairs and Office of the Deputy Prime Minister,—Government Response to the First Joint Report from the Constitutional Affairs and Office of the Deputy Prime Minister: Housing, Planning, Local Government and the Regions Committees, Session 2004-05, on Electoral Registration [by Command] [Cm. 6647] [Ms Harriet Harman].

12    Criminal Justice and Police,—Report and Accounts of the Central Police Training and Development Authority for 2004-05, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 218] [Mr Secretary Clarke].

13    Education,—Account of the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority for 2004-05, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 440] [Clerk of the House].

14    Energy,—(1) Report and Accounts of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority for 2004-05, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon; and

    (2) Report on the Security of Gas and Electricity Supply in Great Britain for 2004-05

    [by Act]; to be printed [Nos. 442 and 346] [Secretary Alan Johnson].

15    Foreign and Commonwealth Office,—Report on Human Rights for 2005 [by Command] [Cm. 6606] [Mr Secretary Straw].

16    Government Resources and Accounts,—(1) Reports and Accounts for 2004-05 of the—

      (i) Defence Intelligence and Security Centre, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 319] [Secretary John Reid];

      (ii) Defence Transport and Movements Agency, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 243] [Secretary John Reid];

      (iii) Equal Opportunities Commission, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 249] [Secretary Alan Johnson];

      (iv) Football Licensing Authority, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 273] [Secretary Tessa Jowell];

      (v) National Savings and Investments, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 250] [Mr Ivan Lewis];

      (vi) Office for National Statistics, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 417] [John Healey];

      (vii) Treasury Solicitor's Department Agency, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 274] [The Solicitor General]; and

      (viii) Vehicle Certification Agency, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 334] [Mr Secretary Darling]; and

    (2) Report and Resource Accounts of the Small Business Service for 2004-05, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 371] [Secretary Alan Johnson].

17    Government Trading Funds,—Report and Accounts of the Forensic Science Service for 2004-05, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 356] [Clerk of the House].

18    Health,—Government Response to the Sixth Report from the Health Committee, Session 2004-05, on NHS Continuing Care [by Command] [Cm. 6650] [Ms Secretary Hewitt].

19    Judicature (Northern Ireland),—Account of Funds in Court of the Supreme Court of Judicature and the County Courts in Northern Ireland for 2002-03, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 438] [Clerk of the House].

20    Local Government, Planning and Land,—Reports and Accounts for 2004-05 of the—

    (1) London Thames Gateway Development Corporation; and

    (2) Thurrock Thames Gateway Development Corporation

    with the Reports of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act] [Mr Secretary Prescott].

21    Marshall Aid Commemoration,—Account of the Marshall Aid Commemoration Commission for 2004-05, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 439] [Clerk of the House].

22    Merchant Shipping,—Report and Accounts of the General Lighthouse Fund for 2003-04, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 311] [Mr Secretary Darling].

23    National Health Service,—(1) Accounts of the NHS Appointments Commission for 2004-05; and

    (2) Report and Accounts of the National Health Service Litigation Authority for 2004-05,

    with the Reports of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [Nos. 147 and 149] [Ms Secretary Hewitt].

24    National Health Service Reform and Health Care Professions,—Report and Accounts of the Council for Healthcare Regulatory Excellence for 2004-05, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 200] [Clerk of the House].

25    Nationality, Immigration and Asylum,—Report of the Certification Monitor for 2004 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Clarke].

26    Office of the Deputy Prime Minister,—Government Response to the Eighth Report from the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister: Housing, Planning, Local Government and the Regions Committee, Session 2004-05, on Empty Homes and Low-demand Pathfinders [by Command] [Cm. 6651] [Mr Secretary Prescott].

27    Overseas Pensions,—Overseas Service Pensions (Defunding) Amendment Scheme, dated 20th July 2005 [by Act] [Secretary Hilary Benn].

28    Police,—Report and Accounts of the Police Complaints Authority for 2003-04, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 370] [Mr Secretary Clarke].

29    Political Parties, Elections and Referendums,—Second Report from the Speaker's Committee, 2005 [by Act]; to be printed [No. 435] [The Speaker].

30    Race Relations,—Reports of the—

    (1) Commission for Racial Equality for 2004; and

    (2) Independent Race Monitor for 2004-05

    [by Act] [Mr Secretary Clarke].

31    Statutory Instruments (Notification),—Communication declaring that the undermentioned Statutory Instrument had come into operation before copies were laid before Parliament, and explaining why such copies had not been so laid before the Instrument came into operation:

    Community Legal Service (Financial) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 1097)

    [by Standing Order] [The Speaker].

32    Transport,—Report and Accounts of the Strategic Rail Authority for 2004-05, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 175] [Mr Secretary Darling].

33    Utilities,—Report and Accounts of energywatch for 2004-05, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 405] [Secretary Alan Johnson].

APPENDIX II

Standing Committees

1    Violent Crime Reduction Bill (Programming Sub-Committee),—The Speaker has appointed Hazel Blears, Kevin Brennan, Lynne Featherstone, Steve McCabe, Mr Humfrey Malins, Stephen Pound and Mr Mark Prisk members of the Programming Sub-Committee of Standing Committee B in respect of the Bill.

2    Violent Crime Reduction Bill,—The Speaker has appointed Mr Joe Benton and Mr Eric Forth Chairmen of Standing Committee B in respect of the Bill.

3    Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Bill,—The Speaker has appointed Sir Nicholas Winterton and Mr Eric Illsley Chairmen of Standing Committee E in respect of the Bill.

4    Rules of the Supreme Court (Northern Ireland) (Amendment No. 4) 2005 (S.R. (N.I.), 2005, No. 314),—The Speaker has appointed Mr Eric Martlew Chairman of the First Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the Rules.

5    Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005 (Designated Area) Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 1537),—The Speaker has appointed Mr Martyn Jones Chairman of the Second Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the Order.

APPENDIX III

Reports from Select Committees

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

    Committee      Chairman

    Finance and Services  Sir Stuart Bell

    Health        Mr Kevin Barron

    Liaison        Mr Alan Williams



 
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