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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Wednesday 25th January 2006

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

PRAYERS.

1    Police and Justice Bill,—Mr Secretary Clarke, supported by the Prime Minister, Mr Secretary Prescott, Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, Secretary Ruth Kelly, Hazel Blears and Mr David Miliband, presented a Bill to establish a National Policing Improvement Agency; to make provision about police forces and police authorities; to make provision about police powers and about the powers and duties of community support officers, weights and measures inspectors and others; to make further provision for combating crime and disorder; to establish the office of Her Majesty's Chief Inspector for Justice, Community Safety and Custody; to amend the Computer Misuse Act 1990; to make provision about the forfeiture of indecent images of children; to provide for the conferring of functions on the Independent Police Complaints Commission in relation to the exercise of enforcement functions by officials involved with immigration and asylum; to amend the Extradition Act 2003; and for connected purposes: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time to-morrow and to be printed [Bill 119].

    Ordered, That the Explanatory Notes relating to the Police and Justice Bill be printed [Bill 119-EN].

2    Palliative Care for the Terminally Ill,—Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to require the provision of palliative care for persons suffering from a terminal illness; and for connected purposes: And that Jim Dobbin, Mr Frank Field, Dr Brian Iddon, Mr David Crausby, Mr Lindsay Hoyle, Mr Iain Duncan Smith, Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas, Paul Rowen, Mr David Amess, Mr Julian Brazier, John Robertson and Mr Joe Benton do prepare and bring it in.

3    Palliative Care for the Terminally Ill Bill,—Jim Dobbin accordingly presented a Bill to require the provision of palliative care for persons suffering from a terminal illness; and for connected purposes: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time on Friday 17th March and to be printed [Bill 118].

4    Merchant Shipping (Pollution) Bill [Lords],—The Merchant Shipping (Pollution) Bill [Lords] was, according to Order, read a second time.

5    Merchant Shipping (Pollution) 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 Merchant Shipping (Pollution) 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 9th February 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.

6    Merchant Shipping (Pollution) Bill [Lords] [Money],—Her Majesty's Recommendation having been signified to the proposed Motion relating to Merchant Shipping (Pollution) 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 Merchant Shipping (Pollution) Bill [Lords], it is expedient to authorise the payment out of money provided by Parliament of any expenditure incurred by a Minister of the Crown by virtue of the Act—(Tony Cunningham):—It was agreed to.

7    Merchant Shipping (Pollution) 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 Merchant Shipping (Pollution) Bill [Lords], it is expedient to authorise the making of provision under the Act requiring the payment of contributions to an international compensation fund—(Tony Cunningham):—It was agreed to.

8    Public Petitions,—Public Petitions from—

    (1) residents of Essex and others for improved funding for children's hospices; and

    (2) residents of Essex against the policy of merging police forces and changes to the current format of the Essex Police Force;

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

9    Adjournment,—Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.—(Mr Vernon Coaker.)

    And accordingly, the House, having continued to sit till twelve minutes past Four o'clock, adjourned till to-morrow.

[Adjourned at 4.12 p.m.

Michael J. Martin

Speaker


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


APPENDIX I

Papers presented or laid upon the Table:

Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution:

1    Pensions,—Draft Guaranteed Minimum Pensions Increase Order 2006 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Secretary Hutton].

2    Social Security,—(1) Draft Social Security (Contributions) (Re-rating and National Insurance Funds Payments) Order 2006 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Dawn Primarolo]; and

    (2) draft Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order 2006 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Secretary Hutton].

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

3    Serious Organised Crime Agency,—Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005 (Delegation under section 43) Order 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 100), dated 23rd January 2006 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Secretary Clarke].

4    Social Security,—Social Security (Contributions) (Amendment) Regulations 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 127), dated 24th January 2006 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Dawn Primarolo].

Other Papers:

5    Forestry,—Reports and Accounts of Forest Research for 2004-05, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 786] [Secretary Margaret Beckett].

6    Social Security,—Report by the Government Actuary on the drafts of the Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order 2006 and the Social Security (Contributions) (Re-rating and National Insurance Funds Payments) Order 2006 [by Command] [Cm. 6732] [Mr Secretary Hutton].

7    Treaty Series (No. 42, 2005),—Third Supplementary List of Ratifications, Accessions, Withdrawals, etc., for 2005 [by Command] [Cm. 6729] [Mr Secretary Straw].

APPENDIX II

Standing Committees

    European Standing Committees

1    European Union Document No. 15143/05 and Addendum 1, relating to air traffic management, has been referred to European Standing Committee A.

2    European Union Document No. 15345/05 and Addendum 1, relating to financial services policy, has been referred to European Standing Committee B.

3    European Union Document No. 15444/1/05, relating to the EC Treaty and criminal law, has been referred to European Standing Committee B.

4    European Union Document No. 16106/05 and Addendum 1, relating to competition: maritime transport, has been referred to European Standing Committee C.

APPENDIX III

Reports from Select Committees

1    Education and Skills,—First Report from the Education and Skills Committee [The Schools White Paper: Higher Standards, Better Schools For All], 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. 633-I and -II] [Mr Barry Sheerman].

2    Environment, Food and Rural Affairs,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee [The Environment Agency]; to be printed [No. 780-iv] [Mr Michael Jack].

3    Environmental Audit,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Environmental Audit Committee [Sustainable Housing: a progress report]; to be printed [No. 779-iii] [Mr Tim Yeo].

4    European Scrutiny,—(1) Sixteenth Report from the European Scrutiny Committee; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 34-xvi]; and

    (2) Memoranda laid before the Committee [Ministerial Correspondence]

    [Jimmy Hood].

5    International Development,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the International Development Committee [Making Trade Work for Development: the WTO Hong Kong Ministerial]; to be printed [No. 730-iv] [Malcolm Bruce].

6    Science and Technology,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Science and Technology Committee [Office of Science and Technology Scrutiny Report 2005]; to be printed [No. 490-ii] [Mr Phil Willis].

7    Transport,—(1) Second Report from the Transport Committee [Financial Protection for Air Travellers: Second Report Abandoning Effective Protection]; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 636]; and

    (2) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee [The Work of the Civil Aviation Authority]; to be printed [No. 809-iii]

    [Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody].

8    Treasury,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Sub-Committee of the Treasury Committee [The administration of tax credits]; to be printed [No. 811-iii] [Mr John McFall].

9    Work and Pensions,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Work and Pensions Committee [Efficiency Savings—Jobcentre Plus]; to be printed [No. 834-ii] [Mr Terry Rooney].

[W.H., No. 59]

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—(Tony Cunningham);

    And the sitting having continued for two and a half hours after half-past Two o'clock, it was adjourned without Question put, till to-morrow.

[Adjourned at 5 p.m.

Sir Alan Haselhurst

Deputy Speaker



 
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