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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Monday 13th February 2006

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

PRAYERS.

1    Private Bills [Lords] (Petition for Additional Provision) (Standing Orders not complied with),—The Speaker laid upon to Table a Report from the Examiners of Petitions for Private Bills, That, in to case of the following Bill, currently before the Lords, the Standing Orders have not been complied with in respect of a Petition for Additional Provision:

    London Local Authorities Bill [Lords].

    Petition for Additional Provision and to Report referred to the Standing Orders Committee.

2    First Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,—Mr Peter Atkinson reported from the First Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the draft Stormont Estate (Northern Ireland) Order 2006.

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

3    Second Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,—Mr Mike Hancock reported from the Second Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the draft Pension Protection Fund (Risk-based Pension Protection Levy) Regulations 2006.

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

4    Message from the Lords,—A Message was brought from the Lords, as follows:

    The Lords agreed to the Amendments made by this House to the Equality Bill [Lords], without Amendment.

5    New Member sworn,—Willie Rennie, Member for Dunfermline and West Fife, was sworn.

6    International Development (Reporting and Transparency) Bill [Money],—Her Majesty's Recommendation having been signified to the proposed Motion relating to International Development (Reporting and Transparency) Bill [Money];

    Resolved, That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the International Development (Reporting and Transparency) Bill, it is expedient to authorise the payment out of money provided by Parliament of—

    (1) any expenditure incurred by the Secretary of State in consequence of the Act; and

    (2) any increase attributable to the Act in the sums payable out of money so provided under any other Act.—(Mr Gareth Thomas.)

7    Identity Cards Bill (Programme) (No. 4),—Ordered, That the following provisions shall apply to the Identity Cards Bill for the purpose of supplementing the Orders of 28th June, 12th July and 18th October 2005 (Identity Cards Bill (Programme), Identity Cards Bill (Programme) (No. 2) and Identity Cards Bill (Programme) (No. 3)):

Consideration of Lords Amendments

    1. Proceedings on consideration of Lords Amendments shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at the moment of interruption at this day's sitting.

    2. The proceedings shall be taken in the order shown in the first column of the following Table.

    3. Each part of those proceedings shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at the times specified in the second column of the Table.

    Lords Amendments
Time for conclusion of proceedings
    Nos. 19 to 21 and 23
One and a half hours after the commencement of proceedings on consideration of Lords Amendments
    Nos. 16 and 22
One and a half hours after the commencement of the proceedings on consideration of Lords Amendments Nos. 16 and 22 or the moment of interruption, whichever is the earlier
    Nos. 1, 68 to 70, 4, 47, 48, 50, 51, 3, 2, 5 to 15, 17, 18, 24 to 46, 49, 52 to 67, 71 and 72
The moment of interruption

Subsequent stages

    4. Any further Message from the Lords may be considered forthwith without any Question being put.

    5. The proceedings on any further Message from the Lords shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion one hour after their commencement.—(Joan Ryan.)

8    Identity Cards Bill,—The House, according to Order, proceeded to consider the Lords Amendments to the Identity Cards Bill.

    Lords Amendment No. 19.

    A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That this House agrees with the Lords in their Amendment—(Mr Tony McNulty);

    And it being one and a half hours after the commencement of proceedings on consideration of Lords Amendments, the Speaker, pursuant to Order [this day], put the Question already proposed from the Chair:—It was agreed to.

    The Lords Amendment was accordingly agreed to.

    The Speaker then put forthwith the remaining Questions to be disposed of at that hour.

    Lords Amendment No. 21 was disagreed to.

    An Amendment ((a)) was made to the Bill in lieu of Lords Amendment No. 10 disagreed to.

    Lords Amendments Nos. 20 and 23 were agreed to.

    Lords Amendment No. 16.

    A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That this House disagrees with the Lords in their Amendment—(Mr Secretary Clarke);

    And it being one and a half hours after the commencement of proceedings on consideration of Lords Amendments Nos. 16 and 22, the Speaker put the Question already proposed from the Chair.

    The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Mr Ian Cawsey, Claire Ward: 310.

      Tellers for the Noes, Angela Watkinson, Sir Robert Smith: 279.

    So the Question was agreed to.

    The Lords Amendment was accordingly disagreed to.

    The Speaker then put forthwith the remaining Question to be disposed of at that hour.

    Lords Amendment No. 22.

    A Motion was made, and the Question being put, That this House disagrees with the Lords in their Amendment;

    The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Claire Ward, Mr Ian Cawsey: 310.

      Tellers for the Noes, Angela Watkinson, Sir Robert Smith: 259.

    So the Question was agreed to.

    The Lords Amendment was accordingly disagreed to.

    Lords Amendment No. 1.

    A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That this House disagrees with the Lords in their Amendment—(Andy Burnham);

    And it being Ten o'clock, the Speaker put the Question already proposed from the Chair.

    The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Gillian Merron, Mr John Heppell: 314.

      Tellers for the Noes, Angela Watkinson, Michael Fabricant: 261.

    So the Question was agreed to.

    The Lords Amendment was accordingly disagreed to.

    The Speaker then put the remaining Questions necessary to dispose of proceedings on consideration of Lords Amendments.

    Lords Amendments Nos. 68 to 70 were disagreed to.

    An Amendment ((a)) was made to the Bill in lieu of Lords Amendments Nos. 1, 68, 69 and 70 disagreed to.

    Lords Amendment No. 4 was disagreed to.

    Lords Amendment No. 47.

    A Motion was made, and the Question being put, That this House disagrees with the Lords in their Amendment;

    The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Gillian Merron, Mr John Heppell: 318.

      Tellers for the Noes, Angela Watkinson, Michael Fabricant: 257.

    So the Question was agreed to.

    The Lords Amendment was accordingly disagreed to.

    Lords Amendments Nos. 48, 50 and 51 were disagreed to.

    Lords Amendment No. 3.

    A Motion was made, and the Question being put, That this House disagrees with the Lords in their Amendment;

    The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Gillian Merron, Mr John Heppell: 316.

      Tellers for the Noes, Michael Fabricant, Angela Watkinson: 257.

    So the Question was agreed to.

    The Lords Amendment was accordingly disagreed to.

    An Amendment ((a)) was made to the Bill in lieu of Lords Amendment No. 3 disagreed to.

    Lords Amendments Nos. 2, 5 to 15, 17, 18, 24 to 46, 49, 52 to 67, 71 and 72 were agreed to.

    A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 83H (Programme orders: reasons committee), That a Committee be appointed to draw up Reasons to be assigned to the Lords for disagreeing to their Amendments Nos. 4, 16, 22, 47, 48, 50 and 51;

    That Vera Baird, Mr Alistair Carmichael, Mr Edward Garnier, Mr Tony McNulty and Joan Ryan be members of the Committee;

    That Mr Tony McNulty be the Chairman of the Committee;

    That three be the Quorum of the Committee; and

    That the Committee do withdraw immediately—(Joan Ryan):—It was agreed to.

9    Terms and Conditions of Employment,—A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation), That the draft Information and Consultation of Employees (Amendment) Regulations 2006, which were laid before this House on 12th January, be approved—(Mr Ian Cawsey):—It was agreed to.

10    Pensions,—A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation), That the draft Occupational and Personal Pension Schemes (Consultation by Employers and Miscellaneous Amendment) Regulations 2006, which were laid before this House on 12th January, be approved—(Mr Ian Cawsey):—It was agreed to.

11    Treasury,—Ordered, That Mr David Ruffley be discharged from the Treasury Committee and Mr David Gauke be added.—(Rosemary McKenna, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.)

12    Identity Cards Bill,—Mr Tony McNulty reported from the Committee appointed to draw up Reasons to be assigned to the Lords for disagreeing to certain of their Amendments to the Identity Cards Bill, That it had drawn up the following Reasons, which it had directed him to report to the House:

    The Commons disagree to Lords Amendment No. 4 for the following Reason:

      Because the Commons do not consider it appropriate to limit, as provided for by the Amendment, the circumstances in which something is to be regarded as necessary in the public interest.

    The Commons disagree to Lords Amendments Nos. 16 and 22 for the following Reason:

      Because the Commons consider it appropriate that a person applying for a designated document be required at the same time to apply to be entered in the Register and to have an ID Card issued to him.

    The Commons disagree to Lords Amendments Nos. 47, 48, 50 and 51 for the following Reason:

      Because it is appropriate for the Secretary of State to appoint the National Identity Scheme Commissioner and to receive his reports .

    The Reasons were agreed to.

    Message to the Lords to communicate the said Reasons, with the Bill and Amendments.

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

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

[Adjourned at 11.13 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 Friday 10th February 2006 pursuant to Standing Order No. 159 (Presentation of statutory instruments):

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

1    Customs,—Export Control (Bosnia and Herzegovina) Order 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 300), dated 7th February 2006, with an Explanatory Memorandum [Secretary Alan Johnson].

2    Social Security,—(1) Council Tax Benefit (Persons who have attained the qualifying age for state pension credit) Regulations 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 216);

    (2) Council Tax Benefit Regulations 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 215);

    (3) Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit (Consequential Provisions) Regulations 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 217);

    (4) Housing Benefit (Persons who have attained the qualifying age for state pension credit) Regulations 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 214); and

    (5) Housing Benefit Regulations 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 213),

    dated 2nd February 2006, with Explanatory Memoranda thereon [Mr Secretary Hutton].

Papers presented or laid upon the Table on Monday 13th February 2006:

Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution:

3    Government Resources and Accounts,—Draft Special Health Authorities (Audit) Order 2006 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [John Healey].

4    Income Tax,—Draft Authorised Investment Funds (Tax) Regulations 2006 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Ivan Lewis].

5    Social Security,—(1) Draft Child Benefit (Rates) Regulations 2006;

    (2) draft Guardian's Allowance Up-rating (Northern Ireland) Order 2006; and

    (3) draft Guardian's Allowance Up-rating Order 2006

    [by Act], with Explanatory Memoranda thereon [by Command] [Dawn Primarolo].

6    Tax Credits,—Draft Tax Credits Up-rating Regulations 2006 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Dawn Primarolo].

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

7    Agriculture,—Common Agricultural Policy Single Payment and Support Schemes (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 301), dated 9th February 2006 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Secretary Margaret Beckett].

8    Environmental Protection,—Draft Code of Practice on Litter and Refuse [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Secretary Margaret Beckett].

Other Papers:

9    Air Force (Constitution),—Amendment List 14 to Queen's Regulations for the Royal Air Force (Fifth Edition) [by Act] [Secretary John Reid].

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

    (1) Crown Prosecution Service: Effective use of magistrates' courts hearings; and

    (2) Progress in improving government efficiency, with case studies

    [by Act]; to be printed [Nos. 798 and 802-I and -II] [Clerk of the House].

11    Tax Credits,—Report from HM Treasury, under section 41 of the Tax Credits Act 2002 [by Act] [Dawn Primarolo].

Papers withdrawn:

12    Cinemas and Film,—Draft Films (Definition of "British Film") Order 2006 [laid 8th February].

13    Pensions,—Draft Pensions Appeals Tribunals (Armed Forces and Reserve Forces Compensation Scheme) (Rights of Appeal) Amendment Regulations 2006 [laid 8th February].

APPENDIX II

Standing Committees

Draft Pension Protection Fund (Risk-based Pension Protection Levy) Regulations 2006,—The Committee of Selection has discharged Mr Ian Davidson from the Second Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the draft Regulations) and nominated in substitution Mr Robert Flello.

APPENDIX III

Reports from Select Committees

1    Education and Skills,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Education and Skills Committee [Special Educational Needs]; to be printed [No. 478-vi] [Mr Barry Sheerman].

2    Human Rights,—Twelfth Report from the Joint Committee on Human Rights [Counter-Terrorism Policy and Human Rights: Draft Prevention of Terrorism Act 2005 (Continuance in force of Sections 1 to 9) Order 2006], together with Appendices; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 915] [Mr Andrew Dismore].

3    Office of the Deputy Prime Minister: Housing, Planning, Local Government and the Regions,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister: Housing, Planning, Local Government and the Regions Committee [Fire and Rescue Service]; to be printed [No. 872-iv] [Dr Phyllis Starkey].

4    Public Accounts,—(1) Twenty-ninth Report from the Committee of Public Accounts [Excess Votes 2004-05]; to be printed [No. 916];

    (2) Thirtieth Report from the Committee [Excess Votes 2004-05 (Northern Ireland)]; to be printed [No. 917];

    (3) Thirty-first Report from the Committee [Northern Ireland's waste management strategy]; to be printed [No. 741]; and

    (4) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee [Governance issues in the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment's former Local Enterprise Development Unit]; to be printed [No. 918-i]

    [Mr Edward Leigh].

5    Work and Pensions,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Work and Pensions Committee [Incapacity Benefits and Pathways to Work]; to be printed [No. 616-ii] [Mr Terry Rooney].



 
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