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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Thursday 30th March 2006

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

1    The Speaker's Absence,—The House being met, and having been informed on Monday 27th 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    Housing Corporation (Delegation) Etc Bill,—Mr Secretary Prescott, supported by the Prime Minister, Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr Geoffrey Hoon, Mr Secretary Clarke, Mr David Miliband, Yvette Cooper and Jim Fitzpatrick, presented a Bill to make provision about the delegation of functions by the Housing Corporation and Housing for Wales and about the validation of things done or evidenced by, and the authentication of the fixing of, their seals: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time on Tuesday 18th April and to be printed [Bill 164].

    Ordered, That the Explanatory Notes relating to the Housing Corporation (Delegation) Etc Bill be printed [Bill 164-EN].

4    Royal Assent,—The Speaker notified the House, in accordance with the Royal Assent Act 1967, That Her Majesty had signified her Royal Assent to the following Acts, agreed upon by both Houses:

      Appropriation Act 2006

      Council Tax (New Valuation Lists for England) Act 2006

      Merchant Shipping (Pollution) Act 2006

      Criminal Defence Service Act 2006

      National Insurance Contributions Act 2006

      Terrorism Act 2006

      London Olympic Games and Paralympic Games Act 2006

      Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006

      Consumer Credit Act 2006

      Identity Cards Act 2006

      Natural Environment and Rural Communities Act 2006.

5    Adjournment (Matters to be considered before the forthcoming Adjournment),—A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That this House do now adjourn—(Mr John Heppell);

    The Motion was, with the leave of the House, withdrawn.

6    Public Petitions,—Public Petitions from—

    (1) UK residents for better support for children's hospices;

    (2) residents of Castle Point and others for universal free provision of lip reading services for deaf people and the hard of hearing; and

    (3) residents of Castle Point and others against yob behaviour

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

7    Adjournment,—Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.—(Kevin Brennan.)

    And accordingly, the House, having continued to sit till eleven minutes past Five o'clock, adjourned till Tuesday 18th April.

[Adjourned at 5.11 p.m.

Sir Alan Haselhurst

Deputy Speaker


Mr Speaker will take the Chair at half-past Two o'clock on Tuesday 18th April


APPENDIX I

Papers presented or laid upon the Table:

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

1    Environmental Protection,—Waste Management (England and Wales) Regulations 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 937), dated 28th March 2006 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Secretary Margaret Beckett].

2    Immigration,—Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules [by Act]; to be printed [No. 1016], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Secretary Clarke].

3    Income Tax,—Unit Trust Schemes and Offshore Funds (Non-qualifying Investments Test) Order 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 981), dated 30th March 2006 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Ivan Lewis].

4    Pensions,—Local Government Pension Scheme (Amendment) Regulations 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 966), dated 29th March 2006 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Secretary Prescott].

5    Police,—(1) Police (Injury Benefit) Regulations 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 932), dated 27th March 2006 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Secretary Clarke]; and

    (2) Police Service of Northern Ireland Pensions (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2006 (S.R. (N.I.), 2006, No. 152), dated 23rd March 2006 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Secretary Hain].

6    Transport and Works,—Transport and Works (Assessment of Environmental Effects) Regulations 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 958), dated 28th March 2006 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Secretary Darling].

Other Papers:

7    Culture, Media and Sport,—Government Response to the First Report of the Culture, Media and Sport Committee, Session 2005-06, on Broadcasting Rights for Cricket [by Command] [Cm. 6772] [Secretary Tessa Jowell].

8    Doctors' and Dentists' Remuneration,—Thirty-fifth Report of the Review Body on Doctors' and Dentists' Remuneration [by Command] [Cm. 6733] [The Prime Minister].

9    Nursing and Other Health Professions,—Twenty-first Report of the Review Body on Nursing and Other Health Professions [by Command] [Cm. 6752] [The Prime Minister].

10    Parliamentary and Other Pensions,—Report by the Government Actuary on the Valuation of the Parliamentary Contributory Pension Fund as at 1st April 2005 [by Act]; to be printed [No. 979] [Clerk of the House].

11    Prison Service Pay,—Fourth Report of the Prison Service Pay Review Body on Northern Ireland [by Command] [Cm. 6746] [Mr Secretary Hain].

12    Regulatory Reform,—Proposal for a Regulatory Reform (Agricultural Tenancies) (England and Wales) Order 2006, with a Statement by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs [by Act] [Secretary Margaret Beckett].

13    Senior Salaries,—Twenty-eighth Report of the Review Body on Senior Salaries [by Command] [Cm. 6727] [The Prime Minister].

Papers withdrawn:

14    Immigration,—Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules [No. 974] [laid 13th March].

APPENDIX II

Standing Committees

1    Draft Local Government (Boundaries) (Northern Ireland) Order 2006,—The Deputy Speaker has appointed Mr David Wilshire Chairman of the First Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the draft Order.

Grand Committees

2    The Deputy Speaker has appointed Mr Martyn Jones Chairman of the Welsh Grand Committee in respect of its meetings on 19th April.

APPENDIX III

Reports from Select Committees

1    Crossrail Bill,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Select Committee on the Crossrail Bill to be printed [No. 837-xxiii] [Mr Alan Meale].

2    Environmental Audit,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Sub-Committee on Trade, Development and the Environment of the Environmental Audit Committee [The Role of DfID]; to be printed [No. 1014-ii] [Mr Tim Yeo].

3    Treasury,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Treasury Committee [2006 Budget]; to be printed [No. 994-iii] [Mr John McFall].

[W.H., No. 84]

Minutes of Proceedings of the Sitting in Westminster Hall

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

Adjournment (The courts: small claims—First Report from the Constitutional Affairs Committee, Session 2005-06, and the Government's response thereto),—Resolved, That the sitting be now adjourned.—(Kevin Brennan.)

    And accordingly the sitting was adjourned till Tuesday 18th April.

[Adjourned at 4.57 p.m.

Sir Alan Haselhurst

Deputy Speaker



 
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