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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Thursday 12th January 2006

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

PRAYERS.

1    Crossrail Bill [Instruction] (No. 2),—A Motion was made, and the Question being put, That it be a further Instruction to the Select Committee to which the Crossrail Bill is committed—

    (1) that it have power to consider—

      (a) the extension of permitted development under the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 1995 in relation to development which is the subject of environmental assessment in connection with the Bill;

      (b) additional power to carry out works for the purpose of reinstating facilities whose operation or use is discontinued because of the exercise of powers conferred by the Bill;

      (c) provision relating to the abstraction of water;

      (d) alterations to the provision which is now made in the Bill regarding planning permission for development authorised by the Bill which consists of a work other than a scheduled work;

      (e) alterations to the provision which is now made in the Bill regarding the application of provisions of the Bill to things authorised by an order under section 1 of the Transport and Works Act 1992;

      (f) alterations to the provision which is now made in the Bill regarding any of the following—

      (i) a crossover at Farringdon;

      (ii) sidings at Westbourne Park;

      (iii) diversion of the Moorgate Station Sewer;

      (iv) a jetty and conveyor at West India Docks South;

      (v) use of the River Lea for barge loading and holding areas;

      (vi) realignment of the Docklands Light Railway at Custom House;

      (vii) facilities for handling excavated materials at Manor Wharf;

      (viii) a shaft at Eleanor Street;

      (ix) diversion of the Hackney to Abbey Mills Sewer and the Wick Lane Sewer;

      (x) a bridge over Hollow Hill Lane, Langley;

      (g) realignment of the proposed running tunnel beneath Shorts Gardens, Camden;

      (h) alterations to a ticket hall at the proposed Whitechapel Station;

      (i) alterations to the provision which is now made in the Bill regarding approval in relation to highway accesses;

      (j) alterations to the provision which is now made in the Bill regarding the acquisition of land at Basin Approach, Lowell Street and land at Billingsgate Market;

      (k) alterations to the provision which is now made in the Bill regarding the creation and acquisition of easements or other rights over land;

      (l) alterations to the table in paragraph 1 of Schedule 8 to the Bill (disapplication and modification of heritage controls), so far as relating to the City of Westminster, the City of London and the London Borough of Tower Hamlets;

      (m) the inclusion of additional land within the limits of land to be acquired or used;

    and, if it thinks fit, to make amendments to the Bill with respect to any of the matters mentioned above, and for connected purposes;

    (2) that any Petition against Amendments to the Bill which the Select Committee to which the Crossrail Bill is committed is empowered to make shall be referred to that Select Committee if—

      (a) it is presented by being deposited in the Private Bill Office not later than the end of the period of four weeks beginning with the day on which the first newspaper notice of the Amendments was published or, if that period includes any time during which the House is adjourned for more than four days, not later than five weeks beginning with that day, and

      (b) it is one in which the Petitioners pray to be heard by themselves, their Counsel or Agents.

    That these Orders be Standing Orders of the House.—(Mr Secretary Darling.)

The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Gillian Merron, Mr Ian Cawsey: 390.

      Tellers for the Noes, Mr Peter Kilfoyle, Mr George Howarth: 0.

So the Question was agreed to. It being two hours after the commencement of proceedings on the Motions relating to the Crossrail Bill, the Deputy Speaker put the Questions necessary to dispose of proceedings on the remaining Motions, pursuant to Order [19th December].

2    Crossrail Bill [Instruction] (No. 3),—Ordered, That it be a further Instruction to the Select Committee to which the Crossrail Bill is committed that, where a Petition against the Bill which stands referred to the Select Committee raises an issue regarding extension of the railway transport system for which the Bill provides—

      (a) from Maidenhead to Reading, or

      (b) from Abbey Wood to Ebbsfleet,

    it may, if it thinks it appropriate to do so, hear the Petitioner and the Member in charge of the Bill on that issue for the purpose of reporting to the House whether there appears to be a case for such extension being the subject of an application for an order under the Transport and Works Act 1992.

    That where the Select Committee to which the Crossrail Bill is committed decides under this instruction to hear the Petitioner and the Member in charge of the Bill on an issue, the Petitioner shall be entitled to be heard by himself, his Counsel or Agents and the Member in charge of the Bill shall be entitled to be heard by his Counsel or Agents.

    That these Orders be Standing Orders of the House.—(Mr Frank Roy.)

3    Crossrail Bill [Late Petitions],—Ordered, That paragraph (a) of the Order of 19th July 2005 about the Petitions which are to stand referred to the Select Committee (which requires a Petition to have been deposited in the Private Bill Office at any time not later than 16th September 2005) be suspended in the case of the Petitions of the following—

      Mr Ayub Ahmed Goga,

      Mr A. Hamid,

      Mr U. Natta,

      Mr Yakub Natta,

      Mr Ishak Patel,

      Mr Mehmud Patel, and

      Mr John Payne.

    That those Petitions stand referred to the Select Committee.

    That those Petitions be treated as ones in relation to which the Order of 19th July about the entering of appearances on Petitions has effect.

    That these Orders be Standing Orders of the House.—(Mr Frank Roy.)

4    Adjournment (Security of energy supply),—A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That this House do now adjourn—(Mr Frank Roy);

    And it being three hours after commencement of proceedings on the Motion, it lapsed, without Question put, pursuant to Order [19th December].

5    National Health Service,—Ordered, That the National Health Service (General Dental Services Contracts) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 3361), dated 6th December 2005 and the National Health Service (Personal Dental Services Agreements) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 3373), dated 7th December 2005, be referred to a Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation.—(Mr Tom Watson.)

6    Public Petition,—A Public Petition from residents of South Derbyshire and others in support of the Animal Welfare Bill was presented and read; and ordered to lie upon the Table and to be printed.

7    Adjournment,—Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.—(Mr Tom Watson.)

    And accordingly, the House, having continued to sit till twenty-seven minutes to Seven o'clock, adjourned till Monday 16th January.

[Adjourned at 6.33 p.m.

Michael J. Martin

Speaker


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


APPENDIX I

Papers presented or laid upon the Table:

Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution:

1    Pensions,—Draft Occupational and Personal Pension Schemes (Consultation by Employers and Miscellaneous Amendment) Regulations 2006 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Secretary Hutton].

2    Terms and Conditions of Employment,—Draft Information and Consultation of Employees (Amendment) Regulations 2006 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Secretary Alan Johnson].

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

3    Financial Services,—Financial Markets and Insolvency (Settlement Finality) (Amendment) Regulations 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 50), dated 11th January 2006 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Ivan Lewis].

4    Pensions,—(1) Occupational Pension Schemes (Consultation by Employers) (Modification for Multi-employer Schemes) Regulations 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 16); and

    (2) Occupational Pension Schemes (Early Leavers: Cash Transfer Sums and Contribution Refunds) Regulations 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 33),

    dated 9th January 2006 [by Act], with Explanatory Memoranda thereon [by Command] [Mr Secretary Hutton].

Other Papers:

5    Government Resources and Accounts,—Resource Accounts of the Forestry Commission Great Britain and England for 2004-05, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 773] [John Healey].

6    Justice (Northern Ireland),—Report and Accounts of Criminal Justice Inspection Northern Ireland for 2004-05, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 794] [Mr Secretary Hain].

APPENDIX II

Standing Committees

1    Animal Welfare Bill (Programming Sub-Committee),—The Speaker has appointed Norman Baker, Mr Ben Bradshaw, Tony Cunningham, Barbara Keeley, Mr David Kidney, Andrew Rosindell and Bill Wiggin members of the Programming Sub-Committee of Standing Committee A in respect of the Bill.

2    Animal Welfare Bill,—The Speaker has appointed Mr Roger Gale and Mrs Joan Humble Chairmen of Standing Committee A in respect of the Bill.

3    Motion in respect of the Electoral Commission in the name of Mr Geoffrey Hoon,—The Speaker has appointed Sir John Butterfill Chairman of the First Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the Motion.

4    Draft Disability Discrimination (Northern Ireland) Order 2005,—The Speaker has appointed Mr Peter Atkinson Chairman of the Second Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the draft Order 2005.

    European Standing Committees

5    The Speaker has appointed Hywel Williams Chairman of the European Standing Committee in respect of European Union Document No. 10368/05 on Energy Efficiency.

6    The Speaker has appointed Miss Anne Begg Chairman of the European Standing Committee in respect of European Union Document No. COM(05)172 on the Charter of Fundamental Rights and Commission Legislative Proposals.

APPENDIX III

Reports from Select Committees

1    Health,—Memoranda laid before the Health Committee [NHS Charges]; to be printed [No. 815-II] [Mr Kevin Barron].

2    Northern Ireland Affairs,—Eighth Special Report from the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee [Decision to Cease Stormont Prosecutions]; to be printed [No. 814] [Sir Patrick Cormack].

3    Public Administration,—(1) First Report from the Select Committee on Public Administration [A Debt of Honour]; together with Appendices to the Minutes of Evidence; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 735];

    (2) Second Report from the Committee [Tax Credits: putting things right]; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 577]; and

    (3) Memoranda laid before the Committee [A Debt of Honour]

    [Tony Wright].

[W.H., No. 54]

Minutes of Proceedings of the Sitting in Westminster Hall

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

Adjournment (Family Justice: The Operation of the Family Courts—Fourth Report from the Constitutional Affairs Committee, Session 2004-5, and the Government's response thereto),—Resolved, That the sitting be now adjourned.—(Tony Cunningham.)

    And accordingly the sitting was adjourned till Tuesday 17th January.

[Adjourned at 4.37 p.m.

Sir Alan Haselhurst

Deputy Speaker



 
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