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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Tuesday 13th December 2005

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

PRAYERS.

1    Fifth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,—Hywel Williams reported from the Fifth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the draft Civil Partnership Act 2004 (International Immunities and Privileges, Companies and Adoption) Order 2005.

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

2    Message from the Lords,—A Message was brought from the Lords, as follows:

    Estate Agents (Independent Redress Scheme) Bill [Lords],—The Lords have passed a Bill to amend the Estate Agents Act 1979 to make provision for independent consumer redress in connection with the sale and purchase of residential property; to which the Lords desire the concurrence of this House.

3    Road Traffic Signs (Enforcement Cameras),—Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to require all road traffic signs which show the routes where enforcement cameras are from time to time in use to include information on the speed limit in force on such routes: And that Dr Nick Palmer, Mr Andrew Tyrie, David Lepper, Mr Fabian Hamilton, Andrew George, Dr Howard Stoate, Mr Rob Wilson, Mr Andy Reed and Mr Paul Truswell do prepare and bring it in.

4    Road Traffic Signs (Enforcement Cameras) Bill,—Dr Nick Palmer accordingly presented a Bill to require all road traffic signs which show the routes where enforcement cameras are from time to time in use to include information on the speed limit in force on such routes: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time on Friday 14th July and to be printed [Bill 102].

5    Criminal Defence Service Bill [Lords],—The Criminal Defence Service Bill [Lords] was, according to Order, read a second time.

6    Criminal Defence Service Bill [Lords] (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 Criminal Defence Service Bill [Lords]:

    Committal

    1. The Bill shall be committed to a Standing Committee.

    Proceedings in Standing Committee

    2. Proceedings in the Standing Committee shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion on Thursday 12th January 2006.

    3. The Standing Committee shall have leave to sit twice on the first day on which it meets.

    Consideration and Third Reading

    4. 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.

    5. Proceedings on Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at the moment of interruption on that day.

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

    Other proceedings

    7. 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—(Tony Cunningham):—It was agreed to.

7    Criminal Defence Service Bill [Lords] [Money],—Her Majesty's Recommendation having been signified to the proposed Motion relating to Criminal Defence Service Bill [Lords] [Money];

    A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 52 (Money resolutions and ways and means resolutions in connection with bills), That for the purposes of any Act resulting from the Criminal Defence Service Bill [Lords] it is expedient to authorise the payment out of money provided by Parliament of any increase attributable to the Act in the sums payable out of money so provided under any other enactment—(Tony Cunningham):—It was agreed to.

8    Criminal Defence Service Bill [Lords] [Ways and Means],—A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 52 (Money resolutions and ways and means resolutions in connection with bills), That for the purposes of any Act resulting from the Criminal Defence Service Bill [Lords] it is expedient to authorise provision about contribution orders in relation to rights to representation—(Tony Cunningham):—It was agreed to.

9    Consolidated Fund Bill,— The Order of the day being read, for the Second Reading of the Consolidated Fund Bill;

    And a Motion being made, and the Question being put forthwith pursuant to Standing Order No. 56 (Consolidated Fund Bills), That the Bill be now read a second time:—It was agreed to.

    The Bill was accordingly read a second time.

    And the Question being put forthwith, That the Bill be now read the third time:—It was agreed to.

    The Bill was accordingly read the third time, and passed.

10    Climate Change and Sustainable Energy Bill [Money],—Her Majesty's Recommendation having been signified to the proposed Motion relating to Climate Change and Sustainable Energy Bill [Money];

    Resolved,—That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the Climate Change and Sustainable Energy Bill, it is expedient to authorise the payment out of money provided by Parliament of—

      (a)  any expenditure incurred by a Minister of the Crown by virtue of the Act, and

      (b)  any increase attributable to the Act in the sums payable out of money so provided under any other enactment.—(Malcolm Wicks.)

11    Animals,—A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation), That the draft Animal Health Act 1981 (Amendment) Regulations 2005, which were laid before this House on 9th November, be approved—(Tony Cunningham):—It was agreed to.

12    London Government,—A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation), That the draft Transport for London (Best Value) (Contracting Out of Investment and Highway Functions) Order 2005, which was laid before this House on 16th November, be approved—(Tony Cunningham):—It was agreed to.

13    Electronic Communications,—A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation), That the draft Communications Act 2003 (Maximum Penalty and Disclosure of Information) Order 2005, which was laid before this House on 23rd November, be approved—(Tony Cunningham):—It was agreed to.

14    Criminal Law,—A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation), That the draft Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005 (Amendment) Order 2005, which was laid before this House on 23rd November, be approved—(Tony Cunningham):—It was agreed to.

15    Environmental Protection,—A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation), That the draft Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) Regulations 2005, which were laid before this House on 24th November, be approved—(Tony Cunningham):—It was agreed to.

16    Tackling Organised Crime,—A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 119 (European Standing Committees), That this House takes note of European Union Document No. 9997/05 and Addendum 1, Commission Communication: Developing a Strategic Concept on Tackling Organised Crime; supports the Government's position in welcoming the Commission's strategic approach to tackling organised crime; and notes that many elements of the strategy are, or will be, the subject of detailed negotiation—(Tony Cunningham):—It was agreed to.

17    Economic Migration,—A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 119 (European Standing Committees), That this House takes note of European Union Document No. 5436/05, Green Paper on a European Union Approach to managing economic migration; and supports the Government's position in response to it to date—(Tony Cunningham):—It was agreed to.

18    Public Petition,—A Public Petition from the Redcar Business Association and the Redcar Road West Action Group in support of the expansion of Tees Port was presented and read; and ordered to lie upon the Table and to be printed.

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

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

[Adjourned at 6.23 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:

1    Animals,—Cattle Compensation (England) Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 3433), dated 8th December 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Secretary Margaret Beckett].

2    National Health Service,—General Dental Services and Personal Dental Services Transitional Provisions Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 3435), dated 13th December 2005 [by Act] [Ms Secretary Hewitt].

Other Papers:

3    Education and Skills,—Department for Education and Skills: Autumn Performance Report 2005 [by Command] [Cm. 6719] [Secretary Ruth Kelly].

4    Naval and Marine Pay and Pensions,—(1) Naval and Marine Pay and Pensions (Non-Effective Benefits and Family Pensions) Order November 2005; and

    (2) Naval and Marine Pay and Pensions (Pensions Increase) Order 2005,

    dated 15th November 2005 [by Act] [Ms Harriet Harman].

5    Northern Ireland,—Reports and Accounts of the—

    (1) Armagh Observatory and Planetarium for 2004-05;

    (2) Health and Safety Executive (Northern Ireland) for 2004-05; and

    (3) Insolvency Service for 2003-04,

    with the Reports of the Comptroller and Auditor General for Northern Ireland thereon [by Act]; to be printed [Nos. 744, 674 and 716] [Mr Secretary Hain].

6    North/South Co-operation (Implementation Bodies) (Northern Ireland),—Reports and Accounts of Waterways Ireland for—

    (1) 2003; and

    (2) 2004,

    with the Reports of the Comptroller and Auditor General for Northern Ireland thereon [by Statutory Instrument]; to be printed [Nos. 757 and 758] [Mr Secretary Hain].

Paper withdrawn:

7    Criminal Law,—Draft Criminal Justice Act 2003 (Commencement No. 12 and Transitory Provisions) Order 2005 [laid 27th October].

APPENDIX II

Reports from Select Committees

1    Administration,—(1) First Report from the Administration Committee [Post-election services]; with Appendices; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings relating to the Report [No. 777]; and

    (2) Record of the Committee's discussions at its meeting on 13th December 2005

    [Mr Frank Doran].

2    Constitutional Affairs,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Constitutional Affairs Committee [Compensation culture]; to be printed [No. 754-ii] [Mr Alan Beith].

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

4    Defence,—Second Report from the Defence Committee [Future Carrier and Joint Combat Aircraft Programmes]; 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. 554] [Mr James Arbuthnot].

5    Foreign Affairs,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Foreign Affairs Committee [Developments in the European Union]; to be printed [No. 768-i] [Mike Gapes].

6    Home Affairs,—(1) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Home Affairs Committee [Immigration Control]; to be printed [No. 775-i]; and

    (2) Memoranda laid before the Committee [Immigration Control]; to be printed [No. 775-II]

    [Mr John Denham].

7    International Development,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the International Development Committee, together with Appendices [Reconstructing Afghanistan]; to be printed [No. 772-i] [John Battle].

8    Regulatory Reform,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Regulatory Reform Committee [Operation of the Regulatory Reform Act 2001]; to be printed [No. 774-i] [Andrew Miller].

9    Scottish Affairs,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Scottish Affairs Committee [The Potential Benefits for Scotland of the 2012 Olympics]; to be printed [No. 658-vi] [Mr Mohammad Sarwar].

10    Select Committees (Choice of Chairman),—Mr Alan Meale reported from the Select Committee on the Crossrail Bill, That he had been chosen as Chairman of the Committee.

11    Trade and Industry,—Second Report from the Trade and Industry Committee [Royal Mail after liberalisation], together with Appendices to the Report; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 570] [Peter Luff].

12    Welsh Affairs,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Welsh Affairs Committee [NHS Dentistry in Wales]; to be printed [No. 771-i] [Dr Hywel Francis].

[W.H., No. 49]

Minutes of Proceedings of the Sitting in Westminster Hall

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

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

    And accordingly the sitting was adjourned till to-morrow.

[Adjourned at 1.59 p.m.

Sir Alan Haselhurst

Deputy Speaker



 
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