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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Friday 21st October 2005

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

1    The Speaker's Absence,—The House being met, and the Speaker having leave of absence pursuant to paragraph (3) of Standing Order No. 3 (Deputy Speaker), Sylvia Heal, the First Deputy Chairman of Ways and Means, proceeded to the Table.

PRAYERS.

2    The First Deputy Chairman of Ways and Means took the Chair as Deputy Speaker.

3    Armed Forces (Parliamentary Approval for Participation in Armed Conflict) Bill,—The Order of the day being read, for the Second Reading of the Armed Forces (Parliamentary Approval for Participation in Armed Conflict) Bill;

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

    Mr Geoffrey Hoon acquainted the House, That he had it in command from the Queen to acquaint the House that Her Majesty, having been informed of the purport of the Bill, has consented to place Her prerogative, so far as it is affected by the Bill, at the disposal of Parliament for the purposes of the Bill.

    And the Question being proposed;

    Clare Short rose in her place and claimed to move, That the Question be now put.

    And the Question being put, That the Question be now put;

    The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Paul Flynn, Mr Neil Gerrard: 91.

      Tellers for the Noes, Claire Ward, Eric Joyce: 12.

    Whereupon the Deputy Speaker declared that the Question was not decided in the Affirmative because it was not supported by the majority prescribed by Standing Order No. 37 (Majority for closure or for proposal of question).

    Jeremy Corbyn rose in his place and claimed to move, That the Question be now put; but the Deputy Speaker withheld his assent and declined to put that Question.

    And it being half-past Two o'clock, the Debate stood adjourned.

    Ordered, That the Debate be resumed on Friday 10th March.

4    Road Safety and Parking Bill,—The Order of the day being read, for the Second Reading of the Road Safety and Parking Bill;

    Ordered, That the Bill be read a second time on Friday 28th October.

5    Prohibition of Abortion (England and Wales) Bill,—The Order of the day being read, for the Second Reading of the Prohibition of Abortion (England and Wales) Bill;

    Ordered, That the Bill be read a second time on Friday 10th March.

6    Adjournment,—Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.—(Mr Tom Watson.)

    And accordingly, the House, having continued to sit till two minutes to Three o'clock, adjourned till Monday 24th October.

[Adjourned at 2.58 p.m.

Sir Alan Haselhurst

Deputy Speaker


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


APPENDIX

Papers presented or laid upon the Table:

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

1    Animals,—Salmonella in Broiler Flocks (Survey Powers) (England) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 2927), dated 20th October 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Secretary Margaret Beckett].

2    Transport,—Railway Heritage Scheme Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 2905), dated 12th October 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Secretary Darling].

Other Papers:

3    Opticians,—Report and Financial Statements of the General Optical Council for 2004-05 [by Act] [Ms Harriet Harman].



 
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