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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Monday 6th March 2006

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

1    The Speaker's Absence,—The House being met, the Clerk at the Table informed the House of the unavoidable absence, through illness, of Mr. Speaker from the sittings of the House this week.

    Whereupon Sir Alan Haselhurst, the Chairman of Ways and Means, proceeded to the Table.

PRAYERS.

2    The Chairman of Ways and Means took the Chair as Deputy Speaker, pursuant to the Standing Order.

3    First Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,—Mr Christopher Chope reported from the First Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the draft Dog Control Orders (Prescribed Offences and Penalties, etc.) Regulations 2006 and the draft Environmental Offences (Use of Fixed Penalty Receipts) Regulations 2006.

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

4    European Standing Committee,—Mrs Janet Dean reported from a European Standing Committee the following Resolution:

    That the Committee takes note of European Union Document No. 16106/05 and ADD 1, Draft Council Regulation repealing Regulation (EEC) No. 4056/86 laying down detailed rules for the application of Articles 85 and 86 to maritime transport, and amending Regulation (EC) No. 1/2003 as regards the extension of its scope to include cabotage and international tramp services; and endorses the Government's intention to support the Commission's proposal to repeal Regulation 4056/86, whilst encouraging the Commission in its ongoing discussions with the liner shipping industry and its customers.

    Resolution to lie upon the Table.

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

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

    Consolidation Bills,—The Lords communicate that they have appointed a Select Committee of twelve Lords to join with a Committee of this House as the Joint Committee on Consolidation etc. Bills; that they have ordered that the Committee have the power to agree with the Committee of the Commons in the appointment of a Chairman; and that the Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee shall, if the Committee think fit, be printed.

    The Lords do not insist on certain of their Amendments to the Identity Cards Bill to which this House has disagreed and agree without Amendment to the Amendments proposed by this House in lieu of certain of the Lords Amendments, but they insist on their remaining Amendments to which this House has disagreed, for which insistence they assign their Reasons.

6    Identity Cards Bill,—Lords Amendments to the Identity Cards Bill to be considered tomorrow; and to be printed [Bill 139].

7    Police and Justice Bill,—The Police and Justice Bill was, according to Order, read a second time.

8    Police and Justice 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 Police and Justice 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 Tuesday 28th 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 Alan Campbell):—It was agreed to.

9    Police and Justice Bill [Money],—Her Majesty's Recommendation having been signified to the proposed Motion relating to Police and Justice 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 Police and Justice Bill, it is expedient to authorise—

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

      (a) any expenditure incurred by a Minister of the Crown by virtue of the Act;

      (b) any increase attributable to the Act in the sums payable by virtue of any other Act out of money so provided;

    (2) the payment of sums into the Consolidated Fund—(Mr Alan Campbell):—It was agreed to.

10    Criminal Law,—A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation), That the draft Community Order (Review by Specified Courts in Liverpool and Salford) Order 2006, which was laid before this House on 19th January, be approved—(Mr Alan Campbell):—It was agreed to.

11    Social Security,—A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation), That the draft Social Security (Contributions) (Re-rating and National Insurance Funds Payments) Order 2006, which was laid before this House on 25th January, be approved—(Mr Alan Campbell):—It was agreed to.

12    Electricity,—A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation), That the draft Renewables Obligation Order 2006, which was laid before this House on 31st January, be approved—(Mr Alan Campbell):—It was agreed to.

13    Business of the House,—Ordered, That, at the sitting on Tuesday 7th March, notwithstanding the provisions of Standing Order No. 16 (Proceedings under an Act or on European Union documents), the Speaker shall put the Questions necessary to dispose of proceedings on the Motion in the name of Mr Ivan Lewis to take note of various European Union documents relating to financial management not later than three hours after their commencement; proceedings may continue, though opposed, after the moment of interruption; and Standing Order No. 41A (Deferred divisions) shall not apply.—(Mr Alan Campbell.)

14    Welsh Affairs,—Ordered, That Mrs Madeline Moon be discharged from the Welsh Affairs Committee and Albert Owen be added.—(Joan Ryan, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.)

15    Adjournment,—Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.—(Mr Alan Campbell.)

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

[Adjourned at 9.41 p.m.

Sir Alan Haselhurst

Deputy Speaker

The Deputy Speaker will take the Chair at half-past Two o'clock.

APPENDIX I

Papers presented or laid upon the Table:

Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution:

1    Electronic Communications,—Draft Communications Act 2003 (Maximum Penalty for Persistent Misuse of Network or Service) Order 2006 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Secretary Alan Johnson].

2    International Immunities and Privileges,—Draft International Organisations (Immunities and Privileges) Miscellaneous Provisions Order 2006 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Secretary Straw].

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

3    Coroners,—Gloucestershire (Coroners' Districts) Order 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 544), dated 16th February 2006 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Ms Harriet Harman].

4    Criminal Evidence,—Criminal Justice (Evidence) (Northern Ireland) Order 2004 (Categories of Offences) Order 2006 (S.R. (N.I.), 2006, No. 62), dated 1st March 2006 [by Statutory Instrument], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Secretary Hain].

5    Education,—Education (Budget Statements) (England) Regulations 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 511), dated 27th February 2006 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Secretary Ruth Kelly].

6    Insolvency,—Insolvency Proceedings (Fees) (Amendment) Order 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 561), dated 2nd March 2006 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Secretary Alan Johnson].

7    Legal Aid and Advice,—(1) Legal Aid (Assessment of Resources) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006 (S.R. (N.I.), 2006, No. 80); and

    (2) Legal Aid (General) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006 (S.R. (N.I.), 2006, No. 79),

    dated 18th February 2006 [by Statutory Instrument], with Explanatory Memoranda thereon [by Command] [Bridget Prentice].

8    Magistrates' Courts,—(1) Collection of Fines (Pilot Scheme) and Discharge of Fines by Unpaid Work (Pilot Schemes) (Amendment) Order 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 502); and

    (2) Fines Collection Regulations 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 501),

    dated 6th March 2006 [by Act], with Explanatory Memoranda thereon [by Command] [Ms Harriet Harman].

9    National Lottery,—Awards for All (England) Joint Scheme (Authorisation) Order 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 565), dated 4th March 2006 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Secretary Tessa Jowell].

10    Rating and Valuation,—(1) Central Rating List (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 495); and

    (2) Council Tax and Non-Domestic Rating (Demand Notices) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 492),

    dated 27th February 2006 [by Act], with Explanatory Memoranda thereon [by Command] [Mr Secretary Prescott].

11    Regulatory Reform,—Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Subordinate Provisions Order 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 484), dated 23rd February 2006 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Secretary Prescott].

12    Social Security,—(1) Social Security (Deferral of Retirement Pensions etc.) Regulations 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 516), dated 27th February 2006; and

    (2) Social Security (Incapacity Benefit Work-focused Interviews) Amendment Regulations 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 536), dated 1st March 2006

    [by Act], with Explanatory Memoranda thereon [by Command] [Mr Secretary Hutton].

Other Papers:

13    Government Resources and Accounts,—Treasury Minute, dated 6th March 2006, directing the application of certain amounts as appropriations in aid of the Estimates for the year ending 31st March 2006 [by Act] [Mr Des Browne].

14    Home Office,—Paper, entitled A Points-Based System: Making Migration Work for Britain [by Command] [Cm. 6741] [Mr Secretary Clarke].

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

    (1) Delivering Efficiently: Strengthening the links in public service delivery chains; and

    (2) HM Prison Service: Serving Time: Prisoner Diet and Exercise

    [by Act]; to be printed [Nos. 940 and 939] [Clerk of the House].

16    Supply Estimates, 2005-06,—Revised Spring Supplementary Estimate for Central Government for 2005-06 [by Command]; to be printed [No. 972] [Mr Des Browne].

APPENDIX II

Standing Committees

1    Emergency Workers (Protection) Bill,—The Speaker has allocated the Bill to Standing Committee C.

2    Draft Dog Control Orders (Prescribed Offences and Penalties, etc.) Regulations 2006 and the draft Environmental Offences (Use of Fixed Penalty Receipts) Regulations 2006,—The Committee of Selection has discharged Mr Clive Betts and Mr Fabian Hamilton from the First Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the Regulations) and nominated in substitution Jim Dobbin and Mr Tom Harris.

    European Standing Committees

3    European Union Document No. 16106/05 and Addendum 1 relating to Competition: Maritime Transport,—The Committee of Selection has discharged Angela Eagle from the European Standing Committee (nominated in respect of the Document) and nominated in substitution Ms Sally Keeble.

APPENDIX III

Reports from Select Committees

1    Human Rights,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Joint Committee on Human Rights [UK Compliance with the UN Convention Against Torture (UNCAT)]; to be printed [No. 701-iii] [Mr Andrew Dismore].

2    Office of the Deputy Prime Minister: Housing, Planning, Local Government and the Regions,—(1) Second Report from the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister: Housing, Planning, Local Government and the Regions Committee [Re-licensing]; 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. 606];

    (2) Memoranda laid before the Committee [Affordability and the Supply of Housing]; to be printed [No. 703-ii];

    (3) Memoranda laid before the Committee [Is there a future for the Regional Government?]; to be printed [No. 977-ii]; and

    (4) Memorandum laid before the Committee [Concessionary Bus Fares]

    [Dr Phyllis Starkey].

3    Public Accounts,—(1) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee of Public Accounts [UK Sport: Supporting elite athletes]; to be printed [No. 898-ii]; and

    (2) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee [Progress in improving government efficiency]; to be printed [No. 978-i]

    [Mr Edward Leigh].

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



 
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