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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Thursday 9th February 2006

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

PRAYERS.

1    Electoral Commission (Answer to Address),—The Vice Chamberlain of the Household reported to the House, That the Address of 18th January, praying that Her Majesty would re-appoint as Electoral Commissioners—

    (1) Jonathan Glyn Mathias for the period of two years;

    (2) Sukhminder Karamjit Singh CBE for the period of four years;

    was presented to Her Majesty, who was graciously pleased to comply with the request; the appointments having become effective from 19th January.

2    Fifth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,—Mr Eric Martlew reported from the Fifth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the draft Rates (Capital Values, etc.) (Northern Ireland) Order 2006.

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

3    Sixth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,—John Cummings reported from the Sixth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the draft Pneumoconiosis etc. (Workers' Compensation) (Payment of Claims) (Amendment) Regulations 2006.

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

4    Legislative and Regulatory Reform Bill,—The Legislative and Regulatory Reform Bill was, according to Order, read a second time.

5    Legislative and Regulatory Reform 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 Legislative and Regulatory Reform 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 9th March 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—(Mr Ian Cawsey).

The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Mr Alan Campbell, Gillian Merron: 233.

      Tellers for the Noes, Angela Watkinson, Andrew Selous: 100.

So the Question was agreed to.

6    Legislative and Regulatory Reform Bill [Money],—Her Majesty's Recommendation having been signified to the proposed Motion relating to Legislative and Regulatory Reform 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 Legislative and Regulatory Reform 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 or government department in consequence of orders under Part 1 of the Act; and

      (b) any increase attributable to such orders in the sums which under any other Act are payable out of money so provided.—(Mr Ian Cawsey):—It was agreed to.

7    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 Northern Ireland Arms Decommissioning Act 1997 (Amnesty Period) Order 2006, which was laid before this House on 17th January, be approved—(Mr Ian Cawsey):—It was agreed to.

8    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 Budget (Northern Ireland) Order 2006, which was laid before this House on 26th January, be approved—(Mr Ian Cawsey):—It was agreed to.

9    Education,—A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation), That the draft School Finance (England) Regulations 2006, which were laid before this House on 19th January, be approved—(Mr Ian Cawsey):—It was agreed to.

10    Regulatory Reform,—A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 18 (Consideration of draft regulatory reform orders), That the draft Regulatory Reform (Forestry) Order 2006, which was laid before this House on 23rd January, be approved—(Mr Ian Cawsey):—It was agreed to.

11    Supreme Court of England and Wales,—Ordered, That the Civil Proceedings Fees (Amendment) Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 3445), dated 20th December 2005, be referred to a Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation.—(Mr Ian Cawsey.)

12    Adjournment,—A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That this House do now adjourn—(Mr Ian Cawsey);

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

13    Adjournment,—Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.—(Mr Ian Cawsey.)

    And accordingly, the House, having continued to sit till seventeen minutes past Six o'clock, adjourned till Monday 13th February.

[Adjourned at 6.17 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:

Paper subject to Affirmative Resolution:

1    Town and Country Planning,—Draft Town and Country Planning (Fees for Applications and Deemed Applications) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2006 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Secretary Prescott].

Paper subject to Negative Resolution:

2Town and Country Planning,—Periodic Review of Mineral Planning Permissions (Conygar Quarry) Order 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 226), dated 2nd February 2006 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Secretary Prescott].

Other Papers:

3Home Office,—Paper, entitled A Five Year Strategy for Protecting the Public and Reducing Re-offending [by Command] [Cm. 6717] [Mr Secretary Clarke]. 4Public Petitions,—Observations by the Secretary of State for International Development on the Petition [19th January] from the Stop AIDS Campaign for better global provision of medicines against AIDS, TB and malaria [by Standing Order]; to be printed [Clerk of the House]. 5Statutory 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 Instruments came into operation:

    Register of Judgments, Orders and Fines Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 3595)

    [by Standing Order] [The Speaker].

Papers withdrawn:

6Government Resources and Accounts,—Draft Special Health Authorities (Audit) Order 2006 [laid 8th February].

APPENDIX II

Standing Committees

1    International Development (Reporting and Transparency) Bill,—The Speaker has appointed Mr Jimmy Hood Chairman of Standing Committee B in respect of the Bill.

2    Draft Stormont Estate (Northern Ireland) Order 2006,—The Speaker has appointed Mr Peter Atkinson Chairman of the First Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the draft Order.

3    Draft Pension Protection Fund (Risked-based Pension Protection Levy) Regulations 2006,—The Speaker has appointed Mr Mike Hancock Chairman of the Second Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the draft Regulations.

4    Draft International Development Association (Fourteenth Replenishment) Order 2006,—The Speaker has appointed Mr Edward O'Hara Chairman of the Third Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the draft Order.

5    Draft Parliamentary Constituencies and Assembly Electoral Regions (Wales) Order 2006,—The Speaker has appointed Mr David Amess Chairman of the Fourth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the draft Order.

6    Draft Rates (Capital Values, etc.) (Northern Ireland) Order 2006,—The Committee of Selection has discharged Nia Griffith and Emily Thornberry from the Fifth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the draft Order) and nominated in substitution Mr David Drew and Dan Norris.

7    Draft Pneumoconiosis etc. (Workers' Compensation) (Payment of Claims) (Amendment) Regulations 2006,—The Committee of Selection has discharged Mr Neil Gerrard and Dr Gavin Strang from the Sixth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the draft Regulations) and nominated in substitution Mr Michael Clapham and Jim Dobbin.

European Standing Committees

8    The Speaker has appointed Hywel Williams Chairman of the European Standing Committee in respect of European Union Document No. 11439/05 on Value Added Tax.

9    The Speaker has appointed Mr Eric Martlew Chairman of the European Standing Committee in respect of European Union Documents Nos. 13700/05 and 13759/05 on Strategy for the Protection and Conservation of the Marine Environment.

APPENDIX III

Reports from Select Committees

1    Armed Forces Bill,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Select Committee on the Armed Forces Bill; to be printed [No. 828-iv] [Mr George Howarth].

2Crossrail Bill,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Select Committee on the Crossrail Bill; to be printed [No. 837-xi] [Mr Alan Meale]. 3Environmental Audit,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Environmental Audit Committee [Pre-Budget 2005] to be printed [No. 882-iii] [Mr Tim Yeo]. 4Health,—(1) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Health Committee [NHS Charges]; to be printed [No. 815-iii]; and

    (2) Memoranda laid before the Committee [Public Expenditure on Health and Personal Services 2005]; to be printed [No. 736-iv]

    [Mr Kevin Barron].

5Public Accounts,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee of Public Accounts on 8th February [Reducing brain damage: Faster access to better stroke care]; to be printed [No. 911-i] [Mr Edward Leigh]. 6Public Administration,—(1) Second Special Report from the Select Committee on Public Administration [Ministerial Accountability and Parliamentary Questions: Government Response to the Committee's Fifth Report, Session 2004-05], together with Appendices; to be printed [No. 853];

    (2) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee, together with Appendices [Politics and Administration: Ministers and Civil Servants]; to be printed [No. 660-ii]; and

    (3) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee, together with Appendices [Ethics and Standards]; to be printed [No. 884-ii]

    [Dr Tony Wright].

[W.H., No. 66]

Minutes of Proceedings of the Sitting in Westminster Hall

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

Adjournment (New developments in sexual health and HIV/AIDS policy—Third Report from the Health Committee, Session 2004-05, and the Government's response thereto),—Resolved, That the sitting be now adjourned.—(Mr Ian Cawsey.)

    And accordingly the sitting was adjourned till Tuesday 14th February.

[Adjourned at 5.28 p.m.

Sir Alan Haselhurst

Deputy Speaker



 
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