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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Tuesday 21st March 2006

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

1    The Speaker's Absence,—The House being met, and having been informed on Monday 20th March of the unavoidable absence, through illness, of Mr Speaker from the sittings of the House this week, 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    HBOS Group Reorganisation Bill,—Ordered, That the HBOS Group Reorganisation Bill be read the third time on Tuesday 28th March.

4    Children and Adoption Bill [Lords],—Mr Jimmy Hood reported from Standing Committee B, That it had gone through the Children and Adoption Bill [Lords], and made an Amendment thereunto.

    Bill, as amended in the Standing Committee, to be considered to-morrow.

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

5    Fifth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,—Mrs Joan Humble reported from the Fifth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the Cattle Compensation (England) Order 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 168).

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

6    Sixth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,—Mrs Janet Dean reported from the Sixth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the draft Railway Safety Levy Regulations 2006.

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

7    Seventh Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,—Mr David Amess reported from the Seventh Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the draft Northern Ireland Act 2000 (Modification) Order 2006.

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

8    Eighth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,—Hywel Williams reported from the Eighth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the draft Lord Chancellor (Transfer of Functions and Supplementary Provisions) (No. 2) Order 2006.

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

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

    The Lords have agreed to the Consumer Credit Bill, with Amendments, to which they desire the concurrence of this House.

10    Consumer Credit Bill,—Lords Amendments to the Consumer Credit Bill to be considered to-morrow; and to be printed [Bill 153].

11    Climate Change and Sustainable Energy Bill,—Ordered, That the Climate Change and Sustainable Energy Bill, as amended on consideration, be printed [Bill 152].

12    Bishops (Consecration of Women),—A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to amend the Priests (Ordination of Women) Measure 1993 so as to remove the bar on the consecration of women as bishops; and for connected purposes—(Mr Andy Reed);

    And the Motion being opposed, after permitting a short explanatory statement from the Member who made the Motion and from a Member who opposed it, the Deputy Speaker put the Question, pursuant to Standing Order No. 23 (Motions for leave to bring in bills and nomination of select committees at commencement of public business):—It was agreed to.

    Ordered, That Mr Andy Reed, Robert Key, Mr Tim Boswell, Simon Hughes, John Bercow, Mrs Sharon Hodgson, Julie Morgan, Bob Russell, Susan Kramer, Stephen Hammond, Mrs Ann Cryer and Barbara Keeley do prepare and bring in the Bill.

13    Bishops (Consecration of Women) Bill,—Mr Andy Reed accordingly presented a Bill to amend the Priests (Ordination of Women) Measure 1993 so as to remove the bar on the consecration of women as bishops; and for connected purposes: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time on Friday 20th October and to be printed [Bill 151].

14    Armed Forces Bill [Money],—Her Majesty's Recommendation having been signified to the proposed Motion relating to Armed Forces Bill [Money];

    Resolved, That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the Armed Forces Bill, it is expedient to authorise the payment out of money provided by Parliament of any expenditure incurred by the Secretary of State in connection with the establishment of a body whose primary function is to investigate matters relating to the mental or physical wellbeing of members of the armed forces or the operation of that body.—(Mr Don Touhig.)

15    Identity Cards Bill,—The House, according to Order, proceeded to consider the Lords Message [20th March] relating to the Identity Cards Bill.

    A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That this House does not insist on its Amendments Nos. 22E and 22F but disagrees with the Lords in their Amendments Nos. 22G and 22H.—(Mr Secretary Clarke.)

    And it being one hour after the commencement of proceedings on the Lords Message, the Deputy Speaker put the Question already proposed from the Chair, pursuant to Order [13th February].

The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Mr Alan Campbell, Tony Cunningham: 284.

      Tellers for the Noes, Angela Watkinson, Mr Henry Bellingham: 241.

So the Question was 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. 22G and 22H;

    That Mr Nick Clegg, Mr Edward Garnier, Mr John Heppell, Mr Tony McNulty and Mr Khalid Mahmood 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—(Mr John Heppell):—It was agreed to.

16    London Olympic Games and Paralympic Games Bill (Programme) (No. 2),—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 London Olympic Games and Paralympic Games Bill for the purpose of supplementing the Order of 21st July 2005:

Consideration of Lords Amendments

    1. Proceedings on consideration of Lords Amendments shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion two hours after their commencement at this day's sitting.

Subsequent stages

    2. Any further Message from the Lords may be considered forthwith without any further question being put.

    3. 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—(Kevin Brennan):—It was agreed to.

17    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 Reason, which it had directed him to report to the House:

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

      Because the Commons do not consider it appropriate to delay until 1st January 2012 the commencement of the rule that a person applying for a designated document must at the same time apply to be entered in the Register and to have an ID Card issued to him.

    The Reason was agreed to.

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

18    London Olympic Games and Paralympic Games Bill,—The House, according to Order, proceeded to consider the Lords Amendments to the London Olympic Games and Paralympic Games Bill.

    Lords Amendments Nos. 1 to 20 were agreed to.

19    Adjournment (Points-based system for managed migration),—A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That this House do now adjourn—(Mr Tony McNulty);

    The Motion was, with leave of the House, withdrawn.

20    Public Petition,—A Public Petition from supporters of the Isitfair Council Tax protest campaign for a fair and equitable replacement for council tax was presented and read; and ordered to lie upon the Table and to be printed.

21    Adjournment,—A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That this House do now adjourn—(Tony Cunningham);

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

22    Adjournment,—A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That this House do now adjourn—(Tony Cunningham);

    And the Motion having been made at Ten o'clock, and the Debate having continued for half an hour, the Deputy Speaker adjourned the House without Question put, pursuant to the Standing Order, till to-morrow.

[Adjourned at 10.30 p.m.

Sir Alan Haselhurst

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

APPENDIX I

Papers presented or laid upon the Table:

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

1    Corporation Tax,—Loan Relationships and Derivative Contracts (Disregard and Bringing into Account of Profits and Losses) Regulations 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 843), dated 21st March 2006 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Dawn Primarolo].

2    Universities of Oxford and Cambridge,—Statute, dated 10th October 2005, made by the Governing Body of Queen's College in the University of Cambridge, amending the Statutes of the University [by Act] [Ms Harriet Harman].

Other Papers:

3    Public Petitions,—Observations by the Secretary of State for Transport on the Petitions [8th March]—

    (1) from residents of Bedwyn, West Berkshire, against planned cuts in the fast and semi-fast train services between London and Bedwyn; and

    (2) from residents of Maidenhead, Berkshire, and others against planned cuts to fast and semi-fast train services between London and Maidenhead and Twyford

    [by Standing Order]; to be printed [Clerk of the House].

APPENDIX II

Standing Committees

1    Cattle Compensation (England) Order 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 168),—The Committee of Selection has discharged Mr Geoffrey Robinson and Dr Tony Wright from the Fifth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the Order) and nominated in substitution Sir Gerald Kaufman and Mr Austin Mitchell.

2    Draft Railway Safety Levy Regulations 2006,—The Committee of Selection has discharged Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods, Jeff Ennis, Mr Bruce George and Mr Frank Roy from the Sixth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the draft Regulations) and nominated in substitution Mr David Anderson, Mr Clive Betts, Mr Peter Kilfoyle and Claire Ward.

3    Draft Northern Ireland Act 2000 (Modification) Order 2006,—The Committee of Selection has discharged John Austin and Mr Michael Foster from the Seventh Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the draft Order) and nominated in substitution Mr Mark Hendrick and Lynda Waltho.

4    Draft Lord Chancellor (Transfer of Functions and Supplementary Provisions) (No. 2) Order 2006,—The Committee of Selection has discharged Dr Alan Whitehead from the Eighth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the draft Order) and nominated in substitution Andrew Mackinlay.

APPENDIX III

Reports from Select Committees

1    Constitutional Affairs,—(1) Fifth Report from the Constitutional Affairs Committee [Compensation culture: NHS Redress Bill], together with an Appendix; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 1009];

    (2) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee [Asylum and Immigration Tribunal: the appeals process]; to be printed [No. 1006-i]; and

    (3) Memorandum laid before the Committee [Compensation culture]

    [Mr Alan Beith].

2     Crossrail Bill,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Select Committee on the Crossrail Bill; to be printed [No. 837-xix] [Mr Brian Binley].

3    Culture, Media and Sport,—Second Report from the Culture, Media and Sport Committee [Analogue Switch-Off], 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. 650] [Mr John Whittingdale].

4    Defence,—(1) Second Special Report from the Defence Committee [Government Response to the Second Report of the Committee, Session 2005-06: Future Carrier and Joint Combat Aircraft Programmes]; to be printed [No. 926]; and

    (2) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee [Defence Industrial Strategy]; to be printed [No. 824-iii]

    [Mr James Arbuthnot].

5    Environmental Audit Committee,—Fifth Report from the Environmental Audit Committee [Sustainable Housing: A Follow-Up Report], 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. 779] [Mr Tim Yeo].

6    Home Affairs,—(1) First Special Report from the Home Affairs Committee [Memorandum from the Home Office: Progress in implementing accepted Committee recommendations 2001-05]; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 1007]; and

    (2) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee [Terrorism Detention Powers]; to be printed [No. 910-iv]

    [Mr John Denham].

7    International Development,—(1) Minutes of Evidence taken before the International Development Committee, together with Appendices [Private Sector Development]; to be printed [No. 921-ii]; and

    (2) Memorandum laid before the Committee [Reconstructing Afghanistan]

    [Malcolm Bruce].

8    Regulatory Reform,—(1) Fourth Report from the Regulatory Reform Committee [The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Subordinate Provisions Order 2006]; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 1005]; and

    (2) Second Special Report from the Committee [Government Response to the Committee's First Special Report: Legislative and Regulatory Reform Bill]; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 1004]

    [Andrew Miller].

9    Scottish Affairs Committee,—(1) Second Report from the Scottish Affairs Committee [Meeting Scotland's Future Energy Needs: the Westfield Development Centre]; to be printed, with to Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 1010];

    (2) Memoranda laid before the Committee [Meeting Scotland's Future Energy Needs: The Westfield Development Centre]; and

    (3) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee [The Sewel Convention: the Westminster perspective]; to be printed [No. 983-iii]

    [Mr Mohammed Sarwar].

10    Trade and Industry,—(1) Twelfth Special Report from the Trade and Industry Committee [Response to the First Report from the Committee, on Security of gas supply]; to be printed [No. 992];

    (2) Thirteenth Special Report from the Committee [Government Response to the Fourteenth Report from the Committee, Session 2004-05, on Coal Health Compensation Schemes]; to be printed [No. 993]; and

    (3) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee [Trade and Investment Opportunities with India]; to be printed [No. 881-v]

    [Peter Luff].

11    Welsh Affairs,—(1) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Welsh Affairs Committee [Energy in Wales]; to be printed [No. 876-v]; and

    (2) Memoranda laid before the Committee [Energy in Wales]

    [Dr Hywel Francis].

[W.H., No. 79]

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—(Mr Vernon Coaker);

    And it being Two o'clock, the sitting was adjourned without Question put, till to-morrow.

[Adjourned at 2 p.m.

Sir Alan Haselhurst

Deputy Speaker

THE DEPUTY SPEAKER'S CERTIFICATE

The Deputy Speaker certified that the Consolidated Fund (Appropriation) (No.2) Bill is a Money Bill within the meaning of the Parliament Act 1911.



 
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