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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Tuesday 1st November 2005

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

PRAYERS.

1    Third Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,—Mr Eric Martlew reported from the Third Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the draft Immigration (Provision of Physical Data) (Amendment) Regulations 2005.

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

2    European Standing Committee,—Mr Mike Hancock reported from the European Standing Committee the following Resolution:

    That the Committee takes note of the unnumbered Explanatory Memorandum from HM Treasury dated 1st June 2005 relating to the Preliminary Draft General Budget of the European Communities for the financial year 2006, and the letter from the Economic Secretary dated 26th August relating to the Draft Budget of the European Communities for the financial year 2006; and supports the Government's efforts to maintain budget discipline in the Community.

    Resolution to lie upon the Table.

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

3    Sale of Green Belt Land,—Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to make provision regarding the sale of green belt land; and for connected purposes: And that Greg Mulholland, Norman Lamb, Norman Baker, Dr John Pugh, Andrew Stunell, Dr Vincent Cable, Lorely Burt, Lembit Ípik, Bob Russell, Tim Farron and Philip Davies do prepare and bring it in.

4    Sale of Green Belt Land Bill,—Greg Mulholland accordingly presented a Bill to make provision regarding the sale of green belt land; and for connected purposes: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time on Friday 12th May and to be printed [Bill 71].

5    European Union (Accessions) Bill,—The European Union (Accessions) Bill was, according to Order, read a second time.

6    European Union (Accessions) 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 European Union (Accessions) Bill:

    Committal

    1. The Bill shall be committed to a Committee of the whole House.

    Proceedings in Committee, on consideration and Third Reading

    2. Proceedings in Committee, any proceedings on consideration and proceedings on Third Reading shall be completed at one day's sitting.

    3. Proceedings in Committee and any 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.

    4. Proceedings on Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion one hour after the commencement of those proceedings or at the moment of interruption on that day, whichever is the earlier.

    5. Standing Order No. 83B (Programming committees) shall not apply to proceedings in Committee and on consideration and Third Reading.

    Programming of other proceedings

    6. 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 Parmjit Dhanda):—It was agreed to.

    Committee tomorrow.

    House of Commons Commission,—Ordered, That Sir Patrick Cormack be discharged as a member of the House of Commons Commission under the House of Commons (Administration) Act 1978, and David Maclean be added.—(Mr Geoffrey Hoon.)

    Parliamentary Contributory Pension Fund,—Ordered, That John Burnett, Tony Colman and Lord Stewartby be discharged as Managing Trustees of the Parliamentary Contributory Pension Fund and Mr Clive Betts, Nick Harvey and Lord Naseby be appointed as Managing Trustees in pursuance of section 1 of the Parliamentary and other Pensions Act 1987.—(Mr John Heppell.)

    House of Commons Members' Fund,—Ordered, That John Burnett and Tony Colman be discharged as Managing Trustees of the House of Commons Members' Fund and Mr Clive Betts and Nick Harvey be appointed as Managing Trustees in pursuance of section 2 of the House of Commons Members' Fund Act 1939.—(Mr John Heppell.)

    Public Accounts Commission,—Ordered, That Mr Richard Bacon, Dr William McCrea and Dr Nick Palmer be appointed members, and that Mr George Osborne be discharged as a member, of the Public Accounts Commission under section 2(2)(c) of the National Audit Act 1983.—(Mr John Heppell.)

7    House of Commons Members' Fund (Discretionary Payments),—Resolved, That pursuant to section 4(4) of the House of Commons Members' Fund Act 1948 and section 1(4) of the House of Commons Members' Fund Act 1957, in the year commencing 1st October 2005 there be appropriated for the purposes of section 4 of the House of Commons Members' Fund Act 1948:

    (1) The whole of the sums deducted or set aside in that year under section 1(3) of the House of Commons Members' Fund Act 1939 from the salaries of Members of the House of Commons; and

    (2) The whole of the Treasury contribution to the Fund in that year.—(Mr Peter Lilley.)

8    Fees and Charges,—A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation), That the draft Consular Fees Act 1980 (Fees) (No. 2) Order 2005, which was laid before this House on 11th October, be approved—(Mr John Heppell):—It was agreed to.

9    Dangerous Drugs,—A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation), That the draft Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Amendment) Order 2005, which was laid before this House on 11th October, be approved—(Mr John Heppell):—It was agreed to.

10    Public Petitions,—Public Petitions from—

    (1) supporters of the Isitfair Council Tax protest campaign for a fair and equitable replacement for council tax; and

    (2) residents of Exmouth and others against the relocation of Rolle College, Exmouth, to Plymouth

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

11    Adjournment,—Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.—(Mr John Heppell.)

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

[Adjourned at 8.40 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 Negative Resolution:

12    Environmental Protection,—Environment Protection Act 1990 (Amendment of Section 57) (England and Wales) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 3026), dated 31st October 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Secretary Margaret Beckett].

13    Licences and Licensing,—(1) Licensing Act 2003 (Amendment of the Gaming Act 1968) (Transfer of Gaming Machine Permits) Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 3027); and

    (2) Licensing Act 2003 (Amendment of the Lotteries and Amusements Act 1976) (Transfer of Amusements With Prizes Permits) Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 3028),

    dated 30th October 2005 [by Act], with Explanatory Memoranda thereon [by Command] [Secretary Tessa Jowell].

14    Road Traffic,—Vehicles Crime (Registration of Registration Plate Suppliers) (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 2981), dated 26th October 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Secretary Darling].

Other Papers:

15    Criminal Justice,—Report and Accounts of the Parole Board for 2004-05, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 518] [Mr Secretary Clarke].

16    Public Petitions,—(1) Observations by the Deputy Prime Minister on the Petition [10th October] from the Isitfair Council Tax protest campaign for a fair and equitable replacement for council tax; and

    (2) Observations by the Deputy Prime Minister on the Petitions [13th October; 14th October; 18th October [two Petitions]; 19th October [two Petitions]; 20th October [two Petitions]; 24th October; 26th October [four Petitions]; 27th October [two Petitions]] from the Isitfair Council Tax protest campaign for a fair and equitable replacement for council tax

    [by Standing Order]; to be printed [Clerk of the House].

Paper withdrawn:

17    Food,—Draft Healthy Start Scheme and Welfare Food (Amendment) Regulations 2005 [laid 19th October].

APPENDIX II

Standing Committees

1    Draft Immigration (Provision of Physical Data) (Amendment) Regulations 2005,—The Committee of Selection has discharged Jim Dowd, Dr Doug Naysmith and Mr Jamie Reed from the Third Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the draft Regulations) and nominated in substitution Siobhain McDonagh, Jon Trickett and Lynda Waltho.

    European Standing Committees

2    Unnumbered letter dated 26th August 2005 submitted by HM Treasury, relating to the draft Budget 2006 and Unnumbered Explanatory Memorandum dated 1st June, 2005 relating to the preliminary draft Budget 2006,—The Committee of Selection has discharged Mr Andrew Love and Mike Wood from the European Standing Committee (nominated in respect of the Letter) and nominated in substitution Andrew Miller and Mr Anthony Wright.

APPENDIX III

Reports from Select Committees

3    Constitutional Affairs,—(1) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Constitutional Affairs Committee [The courts: small claims]; to be printed [No. 519-ii]; and

    (2) Memorandum laid before the Committee [The courts: small claims]

    [Mr Alan Beith].

4    Culture, Media and Sport,—(1) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Culture, Media and Sport Committee [London 2012 Olympics: First Steps]; to be printed [No. 552-iii]; and

    (2) Memoranda laid before the Committee [BBC Report & Accounts 2004-05]; to be printed [No. 483]

    [Mr John Whittingdale].

5    Defence,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Defence Committee [General Evidence Session]; to be printed [No. 556-i] [Mr James Arbuthnot].

6    Environmental Audit,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Environmental Audit Committee [Sustainable Timber]; to be printed [No. 607-ii] [Mr Peter Ainsworth].

7    Public Administration,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Select Committee on Public Administration [Work of the Cabinet Office]; to be printed [No. 630-i] [Tony Wright].

[W.H., No. 31]

Minutes of Proceedings of the Sitting in Westminster Hall

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

Adjournment,—A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That the sitting be now adjourned—(Tony Cunningham);

    And it being Two o'clock the sitting was adjourned without Question put, till to-morrow.

[Adjourned at 2.00 p.m.

Sir Alan Haselhurst

Deputy Speaker



 
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