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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Tuesday 6th December 2005

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

PRAYERS.

1    First Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,—Mr Eric Martlew reported from the First Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the Plant Breeders' Rights (Discontinuation of Prior Use Exemption) Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 2726).

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

2    Second Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,—Hywel Williams reported from the Second Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the draft National Health Service (Dental Charges) Regulations 2005.

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

3    Seventh Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,—Mrs Joan Humble reported from the Seventh Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the draft International Criminal Court (Immunities and Privileges) Order 2005.

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

4    European Standing Committee,—John Cummings reported from a European Standing Committee the following Resolution:

    That the Committee takes note of European Union Document No. 12125/05, and ADDs 1 and 2 Draft Directive on common standards and procedures in Member States for returning illegally staying third-country nationals; and recognises the Government's specific policy, security, legislative and financial concerns in deciding whether to opt into this Directive.

    Resolution to lie upon the Table.

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

5    Harbours Bill [Lords],—The Harbours Bill [Lords] was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time on Friday 20th January, and to be printed [No. 97].

6    Employment (Advertisement of Pay and Pension Rights),—Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to require all employment vacancies to be advertised with a combined valuation of pay and pension rights; and for connected purposes: And that Mr John Denham, Ms Sally Keeble, Rob Marris, Dr Alan Whitehead, Mr Richard Benyon, Chris Huhne, Mr Frank Field, Huw Irranca-Davies, Nick Herbert and Mr Philip Dunne do prepare and bring it in.

7    Employment (Advertisement of Pay and Pension Rights) Bill,—Mr John Denham accordingly presented a Bill to require all employment vacancies to be advertised with a combined valuation of pay and pension rights; and for connected purposes: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time on Friday 3rd March and to be printed [Bill 93].

8    London Olympics Bill,—The House, according to Order, proceeded to consider the London Olympics Bill, as amended in the Standing Committee.

    A Clause (NC3) (Olympic Delivery Authority: transfer schemes)—(Mr Richard Caborn)—brought up, read the first and second time, and added to the Bill.

    Another Clause (NC1) (Limit on power of Greater London Authority to raise money from council tax for expenditure on London Olympics)—(Hugh Robertson)—brought up, and read the first time.

    Question put, That the Clause be read a second time.

The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Mr Mark Prisk, Susan Kramer: 201.

      Tellers for the Noes, Mr Dave Watts, Mr John Heppell: 275.

    Another Clause (NC2) (Payments to London Organising Committee in respect of Olympic Lotteries)—(Hugh Robertson)—brought up, and read the first time.

    Question put, That the Clause be read a second time.

The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Michael Fabricant, Mr Peter Atkinson: 143.

      Tellers for the Noes, Mr Alan Campbell, Tony Cunningham: 307.

    Amendment (No. 1) proposed to the Bill, in page 3, line 10, at the end, to insert the words—

    '( ) pay compensation to any owner of a business whose interests are injuriously affected by the development of land, premises or facilities in connection with the London Olympics;'.—(Richard Ottaway.)

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

    Another Amendment (No. 2) proposed to the Bill, in page 12, line 41, after the word 'Committee,', to insert the words—

    '(ba) shall have regard to the desirability of promoting the interests of voluntary and community organisations and sports clubs,'.—(Hugh Robertson.)

Question proposed, That the Amendment be made:—Amendment, by leave, withdrawn. Amendments (Nos. 19 and 20) made to the Bill.

    Another Amendment (No. 15) proposed to the Bill, in page 25, line 5, to leave out subsection (2).—(Mr Don Foster.)

Question proposed, That the Amendment be made:—Amendment, by leave, withdrawn. Other Amendments (Nos. 17, 18 and 25 to 27) made to the Bill. Another Amendment (No. 16) made to the Bill (changed to London Olympic Games and Paralympic Games Bill).

    A Schedule (NS1) (Transfer Schemes)—(Mr Richard Caborn)—brought up, read a first and second time, and added to the Bill.

    Other Amendments (Nos. 21 to 24) made to the Bill.

A Motion being made, That the Bill be now read the third time; Mr Richard Caborn, by Her Majesty's Command, acquainted the House, That Her Majesty, having been informed of the purport of the Bill, gives her Consent, as far as Her Majesty's interest is concerned, That the House may do therein as it shall think fit. Mr Richard Caborn, by Command of the Prince of Wales, acquainted the House, That His Royal Highness, having been informed of the purport of the Bill, gives his Consent, as far as the Prince of Wales's interest is concerned, That the House may do therein as it shall think fit. And the Question being put:—It was agreed to. The Bill was accordingly read the third time, and passed.

9    Adjournment,—Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.—(Tony Cunningham.)

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

[Adjourned at 9.58 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 Affirmative Resolution:

1    Constitutional Law,—(1) Draft Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act 2005 (Consequential Provisions and Modifications) Order 2006;

    (2) draft Gaelic Language (Scotland) Act 2005 (Consequential Modifications) Order 2006; and

    (3) draft Scotland Act 1998 (Transfer of Functions to the Scottish Ministers etc.) Order 2006

    [by Act], with Explanatory Memoranda thereon [by Command] [Mr Secretary Darling].

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

2    Child Trust Funds,—Child Trust Funds (Amendment No. 3) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 3349), dated 6th December 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Ivan Lewis].

3    Income Tax,—(1) Individual Savings Account (Amendment No. 3) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 3350);

    (2) Lloyd's Underwriters (Tax) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 3338); and

    (3) Personal Equity Plan (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 3348),

    dated 6th December 2005 [by Act], with Explanatory Memoranda thereon [by Command] [Mr Ivan Lewis].

4    Libraries,—Public Lending Right Scheme 1982 (Commencement of Variation) (No. 2) Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 3351), dated 1st December 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Secretary Tessa Jowell].

5    Social Security,—Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit (Miscellaneous Amendments) (No. 5) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 3294), dated 29th November 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Secretary Hutton].

Other Papers:

6    Miscellaneous (No. 16, 2002),—Supplementary Explanatory Memorandum, dated 2nd December 2005, on the 1999 Protocol (to the 1979 Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution) to abate acidification, eutrophication and ground-level ozone (Gothenburg Protocol) [laid 11th September 2002] [by Command] [Mr Secretary Straw].

7    National Loans,—Account of the Consolidated Fund and National Loans Fund for 2004-05, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 752] [Clerk of the House].

8    National Savings Bank,—Account of the National Savings Ordinary Deposits for 2004-05, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 753] [Clerk of the House].

9    Police (Northern Ireland),—(1) Fifteenth Report of the Oversight Commissioner; and

    (2) Paper, entitled Inspection of the Office of the Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland, dated December 2005

    [by Command] [Mr Secretary Hain].

10    Public Petition,—Observations by the Secretary of State for Education and Skills on the Petition [15th November] from Linzi Cooper, Emma Lavery, students of Bede College, residents of Bellingham and others for changes to the funding systems for colleges [by Standing Order]; to be printed [Clerk of the House].

APPENDIX II

Standing Committees

1    Childcare Bill,—The Committee of Selection has discharged Mrs Maria Miller from Standing Committee D (nominated in respect of the Bill) and nominated in substitution Justine Greening.

2    Plant Breeder's Rights (Discontinuation of Prior Use Exemption) Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 2726),—The Committee of Selection has discharged Mr David Clelland and Mr Paul Truswell from the First Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the Order) and nominated in substitution Mr Lindsay Hoyle and Helen Southworth.

3    Draft National Health Service (Dental Charges) Regulations 2005,—The Committee of Selection has discharged Mr Ken Purchase from the Second Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the draft Regulations) and nominated in substitution John MacDougall.

4    Draft International Criminal Court (Immunities and Privileges) Order 2005,—The Committee of Selection has discharged Mr Fabian Hamilton, Tony Lloyd, Mr Sin Simon and Mr Michael Wills from the Seventh Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the draft Order) and nominated in substitution Ms Diana R. Johnson, Mr Jim McGovern, Albert Owen and Jim Sheridan.

5    European Union Document No. 12125/05 relating to the Return of Illegal Immigrants,—The Committee of Selection has discharged Anne Main, Mr Alan Milburn and Kitty Ussher from the European Standing Committee (nominated in respect of the Document) and nominated in substitution Daniel Kawczynski, Mr Pat McFadden and Mark Tami.

APPENDIX III

Reports from Select Committees

1    Constitutional Affairs,—(1) Second Report from the Constitutional Affairs Committee [The Office of the Judge Advocate General], together with Appendices to the Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 731]; and

    (2) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee [Compensation culture]; to be printed [No. 754-i]

    [Mr Alan Beith].

2    Culture, Media and Sport,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Culture, Media and Sport Committee [Analogue Switch-Off]; to be printed [No. 650-iii] [Mr John Whittingdale].

3    Defence,—First Report from the Defence Committee [Armed Forces Bill]; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 747] [Mr James Arbuthnot].

4    Health,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Health Committee [Public Expenditure on Health and Personal Social Services 2005]; to be printed [No. 736-ii] [Mr Kevin Barron].

5    International Development,—(1) Minutes of Evidence taken before the International Development Committee [Making Trade Work for Development: the WTO Hong Kong Ministerial]; to be printed [No. 730-iii]; and

    (2) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee [EU Development Cooperation and External Relations Policy]; to be printed [No. 745-i and -ii]

    [Malcolm Bruce].

6    Office of the Deputy Prime Minister: Housing, Planning, Local Government and the Regions,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister: Housing, Planning, Local Government and the Regions Committee [Affordability and the Supply of Housing]; to be printed [No. 703-ii] [Dr Phyllis Starkey].

7    Trade and Industry,—(1) First Report from the Trade and Industry Committee [Security of gas supply], together with Appendices to the Report; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 632]; and

    (2) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee [The European Commission's negotiating strategy for the World Trade Organisation Hong Kong Ministerial Conference]; to be printed [711-ii]

    [Peter Luff].

8    Welsh Affairs,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Welsh Affairs Committee [Proposed Changes to the Police Forces in Wales]; to be printed [No. 751-i] [Dr Hywel Francis].

[W.H., No. 46]

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—(Mr Ian Cawsey);

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

[Adjourned at 2 p.m.

Sir Alan Haselhurst

Deputy Speaker



 
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