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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Monday 9th January 2006

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

PRAYERS.

1    1 Death of a Member,—The Speaker made the following communication to the House:

    I regret to have to report to the House the death of Rachel Squire, Member for Dunfermline and West Fife. I am sure that Members on all sides of the House will join me in mourning the loss of a colleague and in extending our sympathy to the honourable Member's family and friends.

2    Third Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,—John Bercow reported from the Third Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the Excise Duties (Surcharges or Rebates) (Hydrocarbon Oils etc.) (Amendment) Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 3330).

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

3    Government of Wales Bill,—The Order of the day being read, for the Second Reading of the Government of Wales Bill;

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

    Mr Secretary Hain 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;

    An Amendment was proposed to the Question, to leave out from the word 'That' to the end of the Question and add the words 'this House declines to give a Second Reading to the Government of Wales Bill because there has been inadequate consultation about the electoral arrangements proposed in the Bill; and because the Bill fails to provide for a referendum on the introduction of the Orders in Council mechanisms for conferring enhanced legislative powers on the National Assembly for Wales', instead thereof.—(Mrs Cheryl Gillan.)

    And the Question being put, That the Amendment be made;

    The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Michael Fabricant, Angela Watkinson: 161.

      Tellers for the Noes, Mr Ian Cawsey, Mr Vernon Coaker: 341.

    So the Question was negatived.

    And the Main Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 62 (Amendment on second or third reading):—It was agreed to.

    The Bill was accordingly read a second time.

4    Government of Wales 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 Government of Wales Bill:

Committal

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

Proceedings in Committee

    2. Proceedings in Committee of the whole House shall be completed in three days.

    3. The proceedings shall be taken in the following order: Clauses Nos. 92 and 93, Schedule No. 5, Clauses Nos. 94 to 102, Schedule No. 6, Clauses Nos. 103 to 107, Schedule No. 7, Clauses Nos. 108 to 115, Clauses Nos. 1 and 2, Schedule No. 1, Clauses Nos. 3 to 27, Schedule No. 2, Clauses Nos. 28 to 58, Schedule No. 3, Clauses Nos. 59 to 87, Schedule No. 4, Clauses Nos. 88 to 91, Clauses Nos. 116 to 144, Schedule No. 8, Clauses Nos. 145 to 148, Schedule No. 9, Clauses Nos. 149 to 159, Schedule No. 10, Clauses Nos. 160 and 161, Schedule No. 11, Clause No. 162, Schedule No. 12, Clauses Nos. 163 to 165, new Clauses, new Schedules, remaining proceedings on the Bill.

    4. The proceedings shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at the moment of interruption on the third day.

    5. Standing Order No. 83B (Programming committees) shall not apply to the proceedings on the Bill in Committee of the whole House.

Consideration and Third Reading

    6. Proceedings on consideration and Third Reading shall be completed in two days.

    7. Proceedings on consideration shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion one hour before the moment of interruption on the second day.

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

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

Other proceedings

    10. 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 Tom Watson):—It was agreed to.

5    Government of Wales Bill [Money],—Her Majesty's Recommendation having been signified to the proposed Motion relating to Government of Wales Bill [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 Government of Wales Bill, it is expedient to authorise—

    (1) the payment out of money provided by Parliament of—

      (a) expenditure incurred by a Minister of the Crown or government department by virtue of the Act, and

      (b) any increase attributable to the Act in the sums payable under any other Act out of money provided by Parliament,

    (2) the payment out of the National Loans Fund of any sums required by the Secretary of State for making loans under the Act, and

    (3) the payment of sums into the Consolidated Fund and the National Loans Fund—(Mr Tom Watson):—It was agreed to.

6    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 Industrial and Provident Societies (Northern Ireland) Order 2005, which was laid before this House on 14th November, be approved—(Mr Tom Watson):—It was agreed to.

7    Proceeds of Crime,—A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation), That the draft Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 and Money Laundering Regulations 2003 (Amendment) Order 2005, which was laid before this House on 22nd November, be approved—(Mr Tom Watson):—It was agreed to.

8    Constitutional 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 Scotland Act 1998 (Modifications of Schedule 5) Order 2006, which was laid before this House on 29th November, be approved—(Mr Tom Watson):—It was agreed to.

9    Adjournment,—A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That this House do now adjourn—(Mr Tom Watson);

    And the Motion having been made after Ten o'clock, and the Debate having continued for half an hour, the Deputy Speaker adjourned the House without Question put, pursuant to the Standing Order, it being then eight minutes to Eleven o'clock, till to-morrow.

[Adjourned at 10.52 p.m.

Michael J. Martin

Speaker


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


APPENDIX I

Papers presented or laid upon the Table:

Papers delivered to the Votes and Proceedings Office on the undermentioned dates during the adjournment pursuant to Standing Order No. 159 (Presentation of statutory instruments):

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

Wednesday 21st December 2005

1    Coroners,—Derbyshire (Coroners' Districts) (Amendment) Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 3489), dated 19th December 2005, with an Explanatory Memorandum [Ms Harriet Harman].

2    Supreme Court of England and Wales,—Civil Procedure (Amendment No. 4) Rules 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 3515), dated 16th December 2005, with an Explanatory Memorandum [Ms Harriet Harman].

Thursday 22nd December 2005

3    Children and Young Persons,—(1) Adoption and Children Act 2002 (Consequential Amendments) Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 3504), dated 20th December 2005; and

    (2) Adoption and Children (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 3482), dated 19th December 2005,

    with Explanatory Memoranda thereon [Secretary Ruth Kelly].

4    Defence,—Armed Forces Proceedings (Costs) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 3478), dated 19th December 2005, with an Explanatory Memorandum [Secretary John Reid].

5    Education,—Education (Grants etc.) (Dance and Drama) (England) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 3436), dated 13th December 2005, with an Explanatory Memorandum [Secretary Ruth Kelly].

6    Ministers of the Crown,—Transfer of Functions (Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State) Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 3429), dated 14th December 2005, with an Explanatory Memorandum [Ms Harriet Harman].

7    National Health Service,—Health Service Commissioner for England (Special Health Authorities) (No. 2) Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 3428), dated 14th December 2005, with an Explanatory Memorandum [Ms Secretary Hewitt].

8    Parliamentary Commissioner,—Parliamentary Commissioner (No. 2) Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 3424), dated 14th December 2005, with an Explanatory Memorandum [Ms Harriet Harman].

9    Police,—Police Service of Northern Ireland Regulations 2005 (S.R. (N.I.), 2005, No. 547), dated 1st December 2005, with an Explanatory Memorandum [Mr Secretary Hain].

10    Road Traffic,—(1) Road Traffic (Permitted Parking Area and Special Parking Area) (County of West Sussex) (District of Horsham) Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 3492); and

    (2) Road Traffic (Permitted Parking Area and Special Parking Area) (County of West Sussex) (District of Mid Sussex) Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 3494),

    dated 20th December 2005, with Explanatory Memoranda thereon [Mr Secretary Darling].

11    Social Security,—Social Security (Payments on account, Overpayments and Recovery) Amendment Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 3476), dated 19th December 2005, with an Explanatory Memorandum [Mr Secretary Hutton].

Friday 23rd December 2005

12    Agriculture,—Older Cattle (Disposal) (England) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 3522), dated 22nd December 2005, with an Explanatory Memorandum [Secretary Margaret Beckett].

Thursday 29th December 2005

13    Defence,—(1) Courts-Martial (Army) (Amendment) Rules 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 3483);

    (2) Courts-Martial (Royal Air Force) (Amendment) Rules 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 3485);

    (3) Courts-Martial (Royal Navy) (Amendment) Rules 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 3484);

    (4) Summary Appeal Court (Air Force) (Amendment) Rules 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 3488);

    (5) Summary Appeal Court (Army) (Amendment) Rules 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 3486); and

    (6) Summary Appeal Court (Navy) (Amendment) Rules 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 3487),

    dated 19th December 2005, with Explanatory Memoranda thereon [Secretary John Reid].

    Friday 30th December 2005

14    Environmental Protection,—Noise Emission in the Environment by Equipment for Use Outdoors (Amendment) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 3525), dated 29th December 2005, with an Explanatory Memorandum [Secretary Alan Johnson].

15    Insolvency,—Insolvency Practitioners and Insolvency Services Account (Fees) (Amendment) Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 3524), dated 29th December 2005, with an Explanatory Memorandum [Secretary Alan Johnson].

16    National Health Service,—National Health Service (Performers Lists) Amendment Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 3491), dated 20th December 2005 [Ms Secretary Hewitt].

    Tuesday 3rd January 2006

17    Education,—Education (School Teachers' Pay and Conditions) (No. 4) Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 3479), dated 17th December 2005, with an Explanatory Memorandum [Secretary Ruth Kelly].

    Wednesday 4th January 2006

18    Road Traffic,—Road Traffic (Permitted Parking Area and Special Parking Area) (County of Hertfordshire) (Borough of Hertsmere) Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 3543), dated 29th December 2005, with an Explanatory Memorandum [Mr Secretary Darling].

    Thursday 5th January 2006

19    Competition,—Enterprise Act 2002 (Merger Fees) (Amendment) Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 3558), dated 30th December 2005, with an Explanatory Memorandum [Secretary Alan Johnson].

Papers presented or laid upon the Table on Monday 9th January 2006:

Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution:

20    Constitutional Law,—Draft National Assembly for Wales (Representation of the People) (Amendment) Order 2006 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Secretary Hain].

21    Employment and Training,—(1) Draft Industrial Training Levy (Construction Board) Order 2006; and

    (2) draft Industrial Training Levy (Engineering Construction Board) Order 2006

    [by Act], with Explanatory Memoranda thereon [by Command] [Secretary Ruth Kelly].

22    Excise,—Draft Duty Stamps (Amendment of paragraph 1(3) of Schedule 2A to the Alcoholic Liquor Duties Act 1979) Order 2006 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [John Healey].

23    National Lottery,—Draft National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (Increase of Endowment) Order 2006 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Secretary Tessa Jowell].

24    Pensions,—Draft Pensions Act 2004 (PPF Payments and FAS Payments) (Consequential Provisions) Order 2006 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Secretary Hutton].

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

25    Agriculture,—Official Feed and Food Controls (England) Regulations 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 15), dated 9th January 2006 [by Act] [Ms Secretary Hewitt].

26    Food,—Food Hygiene (England) Regulations 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 14), dated 9th January 2006 [by Act] [Ms Secretary Hewitt].

27    Public Procurement,—(1) Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 5); and

    (2) Utilities Contracts Regulations 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 6),

    dated 9th January 2006 [by Act], with Explanatory Memoranda thereon [by Command] [John Healey].

Other Papers:

28    Criminal Injuries Compensation (Northern Ireland),—Statement of Alterations to the Northern Ireland Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme 2002 [by Statutory Instrument], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Secretary Hain].

29    National Audit,—Reports by the Comptroller and Auditor General on—

    (1) Corporation Tax: companies managed by HM Revenue and Customs' Area offices; and

    (2) Department for Education and Skills: Improving poorly performing schools in England

    [by Act]; to be printed [Nos. 678 and 679] [Clerk of the House].

30    Northern Ireland,—Report and Accounts of the Sports Council for Northern Ireland for 2003-04, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General for Northern Ireland thereon [by Statutory Instrument]; to be printed [No. 746] [Mr Secretary Hain].

31    Nursing and Midwifery,—Accounts of the Nursing and Midwifery Council for 2004-05, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Statutory Instrument] [Ms Harriet Harman].

32    Police,—Codes of Practice for use of the Serious Crime Analysis Section [by Act] [Mr Secretary Clarke].

33    Public Petitions,—Observations by the Secretary of State for Transport on the Petition [13th December] from the Redcar Business Association and the Redcar Road West Action Group in support of the expansion of Tees Port [by Standing Order]; to be printed [Clerk of the House].

34    Reserve Forces,—Report under section 54(7) of the Reserve Forces Act 1996 on the making of a call-out order under section 54(1) of that Act, dated 4th January 2006 [by Act] [Secretary John Reid].

35    Statutory Instruments (Notification),—Communication declaring that the undermentioned Statutory Instrument had come into operation before copies were laid before Parliament, and explaining why such copies had not been so laid before the Instrument came into operation:

    Education (School Teachers' Pay and Conditions) (No. 4) Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 3479)

    [by Standing Order] [The Speaker].

APPENDIX II

Standing Committees

1    Criminal Defence Service Bill [Lords],—The Speaker has appointed Mr Greg Pope Chairman of Standing Committee A in respect of the Bill, in place of Mr Christopher Chope.

2    Excise Duties (Surcharges or Rebates) (Hydrocarbon Oils etc.) (Amendment) Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 3330),—The Committee of Selection has discharged Lyn Brown, Mr David Chaytor, Jeff Ennis, John McDonnell, Mrs Madeleine Moon and Mark Tami from the Third Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the Order) and nominated in substitution Mr Nicholas Brown, Mr Khalid Mahmood, Mr George Mudie, Stephen Pound, Mr Geoffrey Robinson and David Wright.

3    Climate Change Agreement (Energy-intensive Installations) Regulations 2006,—The Committee of Selection has discharged Chris Huhne from the Fourth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the Regulations) and nominated in substitution Mr Dan Rogerson.

APPENDIX III

Reports from Select Committee

Education and Skills,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Education and Skills Committee [Further Education]; to be printed [HC 649-iv] [Mr Barry Sheerman].



 
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