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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Thursday 1st December 2005

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

PRAYERS.

1    Fourth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,—Mr Mike Hancock reported from the Fourth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the draft Farm Woodland Premium Schemes (Amendment) (England) Scheme 2005.

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

2    European Standing Committee,—Mr Martyn Jones reported from a European Standing Committee the following Resolution:

    That the Committee takes note of European Union Document No. 14246/05, draft Council Framework Decision on the European Evidence Warrant for obtaining objects, documents and data for use in proceedings in criminal matters; and supports the Government's position that the application of mutual recognition in this area will speed up and improve the transmission between Member States of evidence required to prosecute cross-border crime, whilst maintaining fundamental rights.

    Resolution to lie upon the Table.

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

3    Pardon for Soldiers of the Great War Bill,—The Order for reading the Pardon for Soldiers of the Great War Bill a second time to-morrow was read and discharged.

    Bill to be read a second time on Friday 20th January.

4    Council Tax (New Valuation Lists for England) Bill,— The House, according to Order, proceeded to consider the Council Tax (New Valuation Lists for England) Bill, not amended in the Standing Committee.

    Amendment (No. 3) proposed to the Bill, in page 1, line 8, at the end, to insert the words—

    '(1B) An order under subsection (1A) may be made in relation to an individual billing authority, a group of adjoining billing authorities or all billing authorities.'.—(Sir Paul Beresford.)

    Question proposed, That the Amendment be made:—Amendment, by leave, withdrawn.

    Another Amendment (No. 4) proposed to the Bill, in page 1, line 8, at the end, to insert the words—

    '(1B) The Secretary of State shall decide at least once in each calendar year whether to exercise the power granted by subsection (1A), and shall give reasons for his decision.

    (1C) The reasons referred to in subsection (1B) shall include, but shall not be restricted to, the Secretary of State's assessment of the degree of divergence in relevant property values since the original valuations made under this Act or since any subsequent revaluation.'.—(David Howarth.)

    Question put, That the Amendment be made.

The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Andrew Stunell, Mr Roger Williams: 25.

      Tellers for the Noes, Mr Ian Cawsey, Mr Alan Campbell: 346.

    The Bill was read the third time, and passed.

5    Northern Ireland,—A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation), That the draft Legal Aid (Northern Ireland) Order 2005, which was laid before this House on 15th November, be approved—(Mr Frank Roy):—It was agreed to.

6    Estimates,—A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 145 (Liaison Committee), That this House agrees with the Report [30th November] of the Liaison Committee—(Mr Frank Roy):—It was agreed to.

7    Adjournment,—Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.—(Mr Frank Roy.)

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

[Adjourned at 6.29 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 Negative Resolution:

1    Agriculture,—Pesticides (Maximum Residue Levels in Crops, Food and Feeding Stuffs) (England and Wales) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 3286), dated 29th November 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Secretary Margaret Beckett].

2    Medicines,—Medicines (Pharmacies) (Applications for Registration and Fees) Amendment Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 3259), dated 24th November 2005 [by Act] [Ms Secretary Hewitt].

3    Universities of Oxford and Cambridge,—Statute, dated 26th May 2005, made by the Governing Body of the University of Cambridge, amending the Statutes of the University [by Act] [Ms Harriet Harman].

APPENDIX II

Standing Committees

1    Northern Ireland (Offences) Bill (Programming Sub-Committee),—The Speaker has appointed Mr Henry Bellingham, Mr Vernon Coaker, Mr Michael Foster (Worcester), Mr David Hanson, Lembit Ípik, Mr Laurence Robertson and Lynda Waltho members of the Programming Sub-Committee of Standing Committee B in respect of the Bill.

2    Northern Ireland (Offences) Bill:

    (1) The Speaker has appointed Sir Nicholas Winterton and David Taylor Chairmen of Standing Committee B in respect of the Bill; and

    (2) the Committee of Selection has discharged Jeremy Wright from Standing Committee B (nominated in respect of the Bill) and nominated in substitution Mr Jeremy Hunt.

3    Childcare Bill (Programming Sub-Committee),—The Speaker has appointed Annette Brooke, Mr Ian Cawsey, Beverley Hughes, Tim Loughton, Edward Miliband, Christine Russell and Andrew Selous members of the Programming Sub-Committee of Standing Committee D in respect of the Bill.

4    Childcare Bill,—The Speaker has appointed Mr Joe Benton and Mr David Amess Chairmen of Standing Committee D in respect of the Bill.

5    Health Bill,—The Speaker has appointed Mr Eric Illsley, Mr Martin Caton and Ann Winterton Chairmen of Standing Committee E in respect of the Bill.

6    Plant Breeders' Rights (Discontinuation of Prior Use Exemption) Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 2726),—The Speaker has appointed Mr Eric Martlew Chairman of the First Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the Order.

7    Draft National Health Service (Dental Charges) Regulations 2005,—The Speaker has appointed Hywel Williams Chairman of the Second Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the draft Regulations.

8    Draft Safety of Sports Grounds (Northern Ireland) Order 2005,—The Speaker has appointed Derek Conway Chairman of the Third Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the draft Order.

9    Draft Farm Woodland Premium Schemes (Amendment) (England) Scheme 2005,—The Committee of Selection has discharged Mr Clive Betts, Tony Cunningham, Andrew Mackinlay and Mr Robert Marshall-Andrews from the Fourth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the draft Scheme) and nominated in substitution Ms Katy Clark, Mark Tami, Mr Tom Watson and Mr Iain Wright.

10    Draft Jobseeker's Allowance (Jobseeker Mandatory Activity) Pilot Regulations 2005,—The Speaker has appointed Mrs Janet Dean Chairman of the Fourth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the draft Regulations.

11    Draft Transport for London (Best Value) (Contracting Out of Investment and Highway Functions) Order 2005,—The Speaker has appointed Mr David Wilshire Chairman of the Fifth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the draft Order.

12    Draft Animal Health Act 1981 (Amendment) Regulations 2005,—The Speaker has appointed John Bercow Chairman of the Sixth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the draft Regulations.

13    Draft International Criminal Court (Immunities and Privileges) Order 2005,—The Speaker has appointed Mrs Joan Humble Chairman of the Seventh Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the draft Order.

    European Standing Committees

14    European Union Document No. 14246/05 relating to the European Evidence Warrant,—The Committee of Selection has discharged Mr Mark Oaten and Dr Gavin Strang from the European Standing Committee (nominated in respect of the Document) and nominated in substitution Mr Khalid Mahmood and Andrew Stunell.

15    The Speaker has appointed Mr Mike Weir Chairman of the European Standing Committee in respect of European Union Document No. 9997/05 on Tackling Organised Crime.

16    The Speaker has appointed John Cummings Chairman of the European Standing Committee in respect of European Union Document No. 12125/05 on Return of Illegal Immigrants.

APPENDIX III

Reports from Select Committees

1    Health,—(1) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Health Committee [Public Expenditure on Health and Personal Social Services 2005]; to be printed [No. 736-i]; and

    (2) Memorandum laid before the Committee [Public Expenditure on Health and Personal Social Services 2005]; to be printed [No. 736-iii]

    [Mr Kevin Barron].

2    International Development,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the International Development Committee [Making Trade Work for Development: the WTO Hong Kong Ministerial]; to be printed [No. 730-ii] [Malcolm Bruce].

3    Public Administration,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Select Committee on Public Administration [A Debt of Honour]; to be printed [No. 735-i] [Tony Wright].

[W.H., No. 45]

Minutes of Proceedings of the Sitting in Westminster Hall

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

Adjournment (Meeting Scotland's Future Energy Needs—Second Report from the Scottish Affairs Committee, Session 2004-05, and the Government's response thereto),—A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That the sitting be now adjourned—(Mr Dave Watts);

    And the sitting having continued for three hours, it was adjourned without Question put, till Tuesday 6th December.

[Adjourned at 5.45 p.m.

Sir Alan Haselhurst

Deputy Speaker



 
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