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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Thursday 13th October 2005

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

PRAYERS.

1    Income Tax (Earnings Exemption for Persons Living in Poverty) Bill,—The Order for reading the Income Tax (Earnings Exemption for Persons Living in Poverty) Bill a second time on Friday 14th October was read and discharged.

    Bill withdrawn.

2    Climate Change and Sustainable Energy Bill,—Ordered, That the Explanatory Notes relating to the Climate Change and Sustainable Energy Bill be printed [Bill 17-EN].

3    Council Tax (New Valuation Lists for England) Bill,—Mr Secretary Prescott, supported by the Prime Minister, Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, Dawn Primarolo, Mr David Miliband, Mr Phil Woolas and Jim Fitzpatrick, presented a Bill to make provision about the dates on which new valuation lists for the purposes of council tax must be compiled in relation to billing authorities in England: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time to-morrow and to be printed [Bill 57].

    Ordered, That the Explanatory Notes relating to the Council Tax (New Valuation Lists for England) Bill be printed [Bill 57-EN].

4    Animal Welfare Bill,—Secretary Margaret Beckett, supported by the Prime Minister, Mr Secretary Prescott, Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr Secretary Clarke, Mr Secretary Hain and Mr Ben Bradshaw, presented a Bill to make provision about animal welfare; and for connected purposes: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time to-morrow and to be printed [Bill 58].

    Ordered, That the Explanatory Notes relating to the Animal Welfare Bill be printed [Bill 58-EN].

5    Prevention and Suppression of Terrorism,—Resolved, That the draft Terrorism Act 2000 (Proscribed Organisations) (Amendment) Order 2005, which was laid before this House on 10th October, be approved.—(Hazel Blears.)

6    Adjournment (Combating Benefit Fraud),—A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That this House do now adjourn—(Mr James Plaskitt);

    The Motion was, with leave of the House, withdrawn.

7    Public Petitions,—A Public Petition from supporters of the Isitfair Council Tax protest campaign for a fair and equitable replacement for council tax was presented; and ordered to lie upon the Table and to be printed.

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

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

[Adjourned at 4.53 p.m.

Michael J. Martin

Speaker


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


APPENDIX I

Papers presented or laid upon the Table:

Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution:

1    Civil Partnership,—Draft Civil Partnership (House of Commons Members' Fund) Order 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Geoffrey Hoon].

2    European Communities,—Draft European Communities (Definition of Treaties) (WIPO Copyright Treaty and WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty) Order 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Secretary Alan Johnson].

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

3    Open Spaces,—Royal Parks (Establishment of Eligibility for Transfer and Termination of Employment) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 2868), dated 12th October 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Secretary Tessa Jowell].

4    Road Traffic,—Disclosure of Vehicle Insurance Information Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 2833), dated 11th October 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Secretary Darling].

5    Supreme Court (Northern Ireland),—Rules of the Supreme Court (Northern Ireland) (Amendment No. 5) 2005 (S.R. (N.I.), 2005, No. 449), dated 11th October 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Bridget Prentice].

Other Papers:

6    Police (Northern Ireland),—Fourteenth Report of the Oversight Commissioner [by Act] [Mr Secretary Hain].

APPENDIX II

Standing Committees

1    Draft Civil Partnership Act 2004 (Overseas Relationships and Consequential, etc. (Amendments) Order 2005,—The Speaker has appointed Derek Conway Chairman of the First Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the draft Order.

    European Standing Committees

2    The Speaker has appointed Hugh Bayley Chairman of the European Standing Committee in respect of European Union Document Nos. (8635/05) relating to Marketing of Genetically Modified Maize and (10785/05) relating to Marketing of Maize Genetically Modified for Resistance to Certain Pests and Herbicides.

3    The Speaker has appointed Mr Mike Hancock Chairman of the European Standing Committee in respect of the Unnumbered Explanatory Memorandum dated 7th June 2005 relating to EU Common Strategy on Russia.

4    The Speaker has appointed Frank Cook Chairman of the European Standing Committee in respect of the Unnumbered Explanatory Memorandum dated 15th July 2005 relating to Marketing of Foods Derived from Genetically Modified Maize.

APPENDIX III

Reports from Select Committees

1    European Scrutiny,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the European Scrutiny Committee [The Work of the European Commission]; to be printed [No. 538-i] [Mr Jimmy Hood].

2    Home Affairs and Work and Pensions,—Memoranda laid before the draft Corporate Manslaughter Bill Sub-Committee of the Home Affairs Committee and Work and Pensions Sub-Committee [Draft Corporate Manslaughter Bill]; to be printed [No. 540-II] [Mr John Denham].

3    Treasury,—First Report from the Treasury Committee [The Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of England: appointment hearings]; together with the Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee and Appendices; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 525-I and -II] [Mr John McFall].

[W.H., No. 24]

Minutes of Proceedings of the Sitting in Westminster Hall

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

Adjournment (e-Government),—Resolved, That the sitting be now adjourned.—(Tony Cunningham.)

    And accordingly the sitting was adjourned till Tuesday 18th October.

[Adjourned at 5.07 p.m.

Sir Alan Haselhurst

Deputy Speaker



 
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