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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Tuesday 10th January 2006

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

PRAYERS.

1    Criminal Defence Service Bill [Lords],—Derek Conway reported from Standing Committee A, That it had gone through the Criminal Defence Service Bill [Lords], and made Amendments thereunto.

    Bill, as amended in the Standing Committee, to be considered to-morrow; and to be printed [Bill 109].

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

2    Health Bill,—Mr Eric Illsley reported from Standing Committee E, That it had gone through the Health Bill, and made Amendments thereunto.

    Bill, as amended in the Standing Committee, to be considered to-morrow; and to be printed [Bill 110].

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

3    Sixth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,—Mr Peter Atkinson reported from the Sixth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the Value Added Tax (Betting, Gaming and Lotteries) Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 3328).

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

4    Bus Services,—Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to forbid bus companies to reduce bus services without prior consultation; to make provision about services for elderly passengers and passengers with disabilities; and for connected purposes: And that Mr Andrew Miller, John Bercow, Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods, Helen Goodman, Mr Kevan Jones, Dr Ashok Kumar, Andrew Mackinlay, Bob Russell, Ms Angela C. Smith, Angela Eagle and Dr Brian Iddon do prepare and bring it in.

5    Bus Services Bill,—Mr Andrew Miller accordingly presented a Bill to forbid bus companies to reduce bus services without prior consultation; to make provision about services for elderly passengers and passengers with disabilities; 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 108].

6    Animal Welfare Bill,—The Animal Welfare Bill was, according to Order, read a second time.

7    Animal Welfare 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 Animal Welfare Bill:

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 26th 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.

8    Animal Welfare Bill [Money],—Her Majesty's Recommendation having been signified to the proposed Motion relating to Animal Welfare Bill;

    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 Animal Welfare Bill, it is expedient to authorise—

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

      (a) any expenditure under the Act of the Secretary of State; and

      (b) any increase attributable to the Act in the sums which under any other enactment are payable out of money so provided; and

    (2) the payment into the Consolidated Fund of any increases attributable to the Act in the sums payable into that Fund under any other enactment—(Tony Cunningham):—It was agreed to.

9    Public Petitions,—Public Petitions from—

    (1) residents of Brighton and others in support of a ban on pet markets ; and

    (2) R. McQuillan and others in support of the establishment of an independent agency and other measures to ensure that public health laws are enforced

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

10    Adjournment,—A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That this House do now adjourn—(Tony Cunningham);

    And it being Ten o'clock, the Motion for the adjournment of the House lapsed, without Question put.

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

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

[Adjourned at 10.27 p.m.

Michael J. Martin

Speaker


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


APPENDIX I

Paper presented or laid upon the Table:

Other Paper:

Naval and Marine Pay and Pensions,—Naval and Marine Pay and Pensions (Pay and Allowances) (Number 4) Order 2005 [by Act] [Ms Harriet Harman].

APPENDIX II

Standing Committee

Value Added Tax (Betting, Gaming and Lotteries) Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 3328),—The Committee of Selection has discharged Alan Simpson and Mark Tami from the Sixth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the Order) and nominated in substitution Mr Sin Simon and Mr Iain Wright.

APPENDIX III

Reports from Select Committees

1    Constitutional Affairs,—(1) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Constitutional Affairs Committee [Compensation culture]; to be printed [No. 754-iii]; and

    (2) Further memoranda laid before the Committee [Compensation culture]

    [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-vi] [Mr John Whittingdale].

3    Defence,—(1) Third Report from the Defence Committee [Delivering Front Line Capability to the RAF], 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. 557]; and

    (2) Memorandum laid before the Committee [Delivering Front Line Capability to the RAF]

    [Mr James Arbuthnot].

4    Home Affairs,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Home Affairs Committee [Immigration Control]; to be printed [No. 775-ii] [Mr John Denham].

5    International Development,—Memoranda laid before the International Development Committee [The Autumn Meetings of the IMF and the World Bank; and the UN 2005 World Summit] [Malcolm Bruce].

6    Standards and Privileges,—Fifth Report from the Committee on Standards and Privileges [Electoral Administration Bill: Simplification of Donation Reporting Requirements], together with Appendices; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 807] [Sir George Young].

[W.H., No. 52]

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 Tom Watson);

    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

CORRIGENDUM


In the Votes and Proceedings of Monday 28th November, the following item should have appeared in Appendix I:

Paper withdrawn:

16. Constitutional Law,—Draft Scotland Act 1998 (Modifications of Schedule 5) (No.3) Order 2005 [laid 9th November].



 
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