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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Wednesday 26th April 2006

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

PRAYERS.

1    Leicester City Council Bill,—The First Deputy Chairman of Ways and Means reported from the Committee on Unopposed Bills, That it had examined the allegations contained in the Preamble to the Leicester City Council Bill and found the same to be true; and had gone through the Bill and made Amendments thereunto.

    Bill, as amended in the Committee, to lie upon the Table.

2    Liverpool City Council Bill,—The First Deputy Chairman of Ways and Means reported from the Committee on Unopposed Bills, That it had examined the allegations contained in the Preamble to the Liverpool City Council Bill and found the same to be true; and had gone through the Bill and made Amendments thereunto.

    Bill, as amended in the Committee, to lie upon the Table.

3    Maidstone Borough Council Bill,—The First Deputy Chairman of Ways and Means reported from the Committee on Unopposed Bills, That it had examined the allegations contained in the Preamble to the Maidstone Borough Council Bill and found the same to be true; and had gone through the Bill and made Amendments thereunto.

    Bill, as amended in the Committee, to lie upon the Table.

4    Emergency Workers (Protection) Bill (changed to Emergency Workers (Obstruction) Bill),—Mr Joe Benton reported from Standing Committee C, That it had gone through the Emergency Workers (Protection) Bill, and made Amendments thereunto, and had amended the Title as follows:

    A Bill to make it an offence to obstruct or hinder persons who provide emergency services; and for connected purposes.

    Bill, as amended in the Standing Committee, to be considered on Friday 12th May; and to be printed [Bill 176].

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

5    Independent School Closures (Provision for Pupils),—Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to establish a fund to facilitate the uninterrupted education of pupils in independent schools facing closure; to require independent schools to make contributions to such a fund; to place a duty on independent schools to make plans relating to the welfare of their pupils in the event of their going into administration; and for connected purposes: And that Norman Baker, Mr Phil Willis, Tim Loughton, Charles Hendry, Michael Jabez Foster, David Lepper and Mr Nigel Waterson do prepare and bring it in.

6    Independent School Closures (Provision for Pupils) Bill,—Norman Baker accordingly presented a Bill to establish a fund to facilitate the uninterrupted education of pupils in independent schools facing closure; to require independent schools to make contributions to such a fund; to place a duty on independent schools to make plans relating to the welfare of their pupils in the event of their going into administration; and for connected purposes: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time on Friday 14th July and to be printed [Bill 174].

7    Adjournment (May),—A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 25 (Periodic adjournments), That this House, at its rising on Thursday 27th April 2006, do adjourn till Tuesday 2nd May 2006—(Mr Alan Campbell):—It was agreed to.

8    Northern Ireland Bill (Allocation of Time),—Ordered, That the following provisions shall apply to the proceedings on the Northern Ireland Bill—

Timetable

    1.—(1) Proceedings on Second Reading shall be completed at this day's sitting and shall be brought to a conclusion, if not previously concluded, at the moment of interruption.

    (2) Proceedings in Committee, on consideration and on Third Reading shall be completed in one day and shall be brought to a conclusion, if not previously concluded, at the moment of interruption on that day.

Timing of proceedings and Questions to be put

    2.—(1) When the Bill has been read a second time it shall, notwithstanding Standing Order No. 63 (Committal of Bills), stand committed to a Committee of the whole House without any Question being put.

    (2) When the Order of the Day is read for the House to resolve itself into Committee on the Bill, the Speaker shall leave the Chair whether or not notice of an Instruction has been given.

    3. On the conclusion of proceedings in Committee the Chairman shall report the Bill to the House without putting any Question and, if the Bill is reported with amendments, the House shall proceed to consider the Bill as amended without any Question being put.

    4. For the purpose of bringing any proceedings to a conclusion in accordance with paragraph 1 the Speaker or Chairman shall forthwith put the following Questions (but no others)—

      (a) any Question already proposed from the Chair;

      (b) any Question necessary to bring to a decision a Question so proposed;

      (c) the Question on any amendment moved or Motion made by a Minister of the Crown;

      (d) any other Question necessary for the disposal of the business to be concluded.

    5. On a Motion so made for a new Clause or a new Schedule, the Chairman or Speaker shall put only the Question that the Clause or Schedule be added to the Bill.

Consideration of Lords Amendments

    6.—(1) Any Lords Amendments to the Bill shall be considered forthwith without any Question being put.

    (2) Proceedings on consideration of Lords Amendments shall be brought to a conclusion, if not previously concluded, one hour after their commencement.

    7.—(1) This paragraph applies for the purpose of bringing any proceedings to a conclusion in accordance with paragraph 6.

    (2) The Speaker shall first put forthwith any Question already proposed from the Chair and not yet decided.

    (3) If that Question is for the amendment of a Lords Amendment the Speaker shall then put forthwith—

      (a) a single Question on any further Amendments to the Lords Amendment moved by a Minister of the Crown, and

      (b) the Question on any Motion made by a Minister of the Crown, That this House agrees or disagrees to the Lords Amendment or (as the case may be) to the Lords Amendment as amended.

    (4) The Speaker shall then put forthwith—

      (a) a single Question on any Amendments moved by a Minister of the Crown to a Lords Amendment, and

      (b) the Question on any Motion made by a Minister of the Crown, That this House agrees or disagrees to the Lords Amendment or (as the case may be) to the Lords Amendment as amended.

    (5) The Speaker shall then put forthwith the Question on any Motion made by a Minister of the Crown, That this House disagrees to a Lords Amendment.

    (6) The Speaker shall then put forthwith the Question, That this House agrees to all the remaining Lords Amendments.

    (7) As soon as the House has agreed or disagreed to a Lords Amendment, or disposed of an Amendment relevant to a Lords Amendment which has been disagreed to, the Speaker shall put forthwith a single Question on any Amendments moved by a Minister of the Crown and relevant to the Lords Amendment.

Subsequent stages

    8.—(1) Any further Message from the Lords on the Bill shall be considered forthwith without any Question being put.

    (2) Proceedings on any further Message from the Lords shall, if not previously concluded, be brought to a conclusion one hour after their commencement.

    9.—(1) This paragraph applies for the purpose of bringing any proceedings to a conclusion in accordance with paragraph 8.

    (2) The Speaker shall first put forthwith any Question which has already been proposed from the Chair and not yet decided.

    (3) The Speaker shall then put forthwith the Question on any Motion made by a Minister of the Crown which is related to the Question already proposed from the Chair.

    (4) The Speaker shall then put forthwith the Question on any Motion made by a Minister of the Crown on or relevant to any of the remaining items in the Lords Message.

    (5) The Speaker shall then put forthwith the Question, That this House agrees with the Lords in all the remaining Lords Proposals.

Reasons Committee

    10.—(1) The Speaker shall put forthwith the Question on any Motion made by a Minister of the Crown for the appointment, nomination and quorum of a Committee to draw up Reasons in relation to the Bill and the appointment of its Chairman.

    (2) A Committee appointed to draw up Reasons shall report before the conclusion of the sitting at which it is appointed.

    (3) Proceedings in the Committee shall, if not previously brought to a conclusion, be brought to a conclusion 30 minutes after their commencement.

    (4) For the purpose of bringing any proceedings to a conclusion in accordance with sub-paragraph (3) the Chairman shall—

      (a) first put forthwith any Question which has been proposed from the Chair but not yet decided, and

      (b) then put forthwith successively Questions on motions which may be made by a Minister of the Crown for assigning a Reason for disagreeing with the Lords in any of their Amendments.

    (5) The proceedings of the Committee shall be reported without any further Question being put.

Miscellaneous

    11. Paragraph (1) of Standing Order No. 15 (Exempted business) shall apply in so far as necessary for the purposes of this Order.

    12. The proceedings on any Motion made by a Minister of the Crown for varying or supplementing the provisions of this Order shall, if not previously concluded, be brought to a conclusion one hour after their commencement and paragraph (1) of Standing Order No. 15 shall apply to those proceedings.

    13. Standing Order No. 82 (Business Committee) shall not apply in relation to any proceedings to which this Order applies.

    14. No Motion shall be made, except by a Minister of the Crown, to alter the order in which any proceedings on the Bill are taken or to re-commit the Bill; and the Question on any such Motion shall be put forthwith.

    15. No dilatory Motion shall be made in relation to proceedings to which this Order applies except by a Minister of the Crown; and the Question on any such Motion shall be put forthwith.

    16.—(1) This paragraph applies if—

      (a) a Motion for the Adjournment of the House under Standing Order No. 24 (Adjournment on specific and important matter that should have urgent consideration) has been stood over to Seven o'clock, Four o'clock or Three o'clock (as the case may be), but

      (b) proceedings to which this Order applies have begun before then.

    (2) Proceedings on that Motion shall stand postponed until the conclusion of those proceedings.

    17. If a day on which the Bill has been set down to be taken as an Order of the Day is one to which a Motion for the Adjournment of the House under Standing Order No. 24 stands over from an earlier day, the bringing to a conclusion of any proceedings on the Bill which, in accordance with this Order, are to be brought to a conclusion on that day shall be postponed for a period equal to the duration of the proceedings on that Motion.

    18. If the House is adjourned, or the sitting is suspended, before the conclusion of any proceedings to which this Order applies, no notice shall be required of a Motion made at the next sitting by a Minister of the Crown for varying or supplementing the provisions of this Order.

    19. Proceedings to which this Order applies shall not be interrupted under any Standing Order relating to the sittings of the House.—(Mr Secretary Hain.)

9    Northern Ireland Bill,—The Order of the day being read, for the Second Reading of the Northern Ireland Bill;

    And a Motion being made, and the Question being proposed, That the Bill be now read a second time;

10    Deferred Divisions,—The Deputy Speaker announced the results of the Division which had been deferred to this day, pursuant to Standing Order No. 41A (Deferred divisions):

    Northern Ireland,—That the draft Local Government (Boundaries) (Northern Ireland) Order 2006, which was laid before this House on 22nd March, be approved.

      Ayes: 262.

      Noes: 184.

    So the Question was agreed to.

11    Northern Ireland Bill,—The Question being again proposed, That the Northern Ireland Bill be now read a second time;

    And the Question being put:—It was agreed to.

    The Bill was accordingly read a second time and stood committed to a Committee of the whole House, pursuant to Order [this day].

    Committee to-morrow.

12    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 Fire and Rescue Services (Northern Ireland) Order 2006, which was laid before this House on 13th March, be approved—(Mr Vernon Coaker):—It was agreed to.

13    Promotion of Clean Road Vehicles,—A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 119 (European Standing Committees), That this House takes note of European Union Document No. 5130/06 and Addendum 1, Draft Directive on the promotion of clean road vehicles; and endorses the Government's approach in investigating what the costs and impacts of the proposal on the UK would be and in seeking to so amend the proposal that, if implemented, it would result in the best possible balance between environmental and other benefits, and financial and other burdens on both the public and private sectors—(Mr Vernon Coaker):—It was agreed to.

14    Public Petitions,—Public Petitions from—

    (1) residents of Thundersley and Benfleet against the storage of hazardous waste on the Manor Trading Estate;

    (2) people of Boyce and St. Mary's Wards, Castle Point for improved pedestrian safety; and

    (3) citizens of Milton Keynes for a local referendum on expansion planning and delivery

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

15    Adjournment,—Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.—(Mr Frank Roy.)

    And accordingly, the House, having continued to sit till half-past Seven o'clock, adjourned till to-morrow.

[Adjourned at 7.30 p.m.

Michael J. Martin

Speaker


Mr Speaker will take the Chair at half-past Ten o'clock.


APPENDIX I

Papers presented or laid upon the Table:

Paper subject to Affirmative Resolution:

1    National Health Service,—Draft National Health Service (Pre-consolidation Amendments) Order 2006 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Ms Secretary Hewitt].

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

2    Legal Aid and Advice,—Legal Advice and Assistance (Amendment No. 2) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006 (S.R. (N.I.), 2006, No. 193), dated 20th April 2006 [by Statutory Instrument], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Bridget Prentice].

3    Protection of Wrecks,—Protection of Wrecks (Designation) (England) (No. 1) Order 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 1178), dated 26th April 2006 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Secretary Tessa Jowell].

Other Papers:

4    Northern Ireland (Monitoring Commission etc.),—Tenth Report of the Independent Monitoring Commission [by Act]; to be printed [No. 1066] [Mr Secretary Hain].

5    Public Accounts,—Treasury Minutes on the Twenty-second, Twenty-third and Twenty-fifth to Twenty-eighth Reports from the Committee of Public Accounts, Session 2005-06 [by Command] [Cm. 6775] [John Healey].

APPENDIX II

Standing Committees

1    Housing Corporation (Delegation) etc. Bill:

    (1) The Speaker has allocated the Bill to Standing Committee D; and

    (2) the Committee of Selection has nominated seventeen Members to serve on the Committee: Mr Henry Bellingham, Mr Peter Bone, Mr David S. Borrow, Tom Brake, Angela Eagle, Jim Fitzpatrick, Stephen Hesford, Mr Peter Kilfoyle, Anne Main, John Mann, Mr John Randall, Mr Dan Rogerson, Grant Shapps, Mr Sin Simon, Dr Phyllis Starkey, Mr Dave Watts and David Wright.

2    Draft Planning Reform (Northern Ireland) Order 2006:

    (1) The Speaker has allocated the draft Order to the First Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation; and

    (2) the Committee of Selection has nominated seventeen Members to serve on the Committee: Adam Afriyie, Mr Richard Bacon, Mr Vernon Coaker, Jim Dobbin, Frank Dobson, Mr Brian Jenkins, Mr David Jones, Mr Kevan Jones, David Lepper, Julie Morgan, Mr Alan Reid, Mr Laurence Robertson, Andrew Rosindell, Angela E. Smith (Basildon), Helen Southworth, Lynda Waltho and Sammy Wilson.

    European Standing Committees

3    European Union Documents Nos. 5047/06 and Addendum 1, and 5050/06 and Addendum 1, relating to Waste prevention and recycling, have been referred to European Standing Committee A.

4    European Union Document No. 7241/1/06, relating to Own resources, has been referred to European Standing Committee B, together with European Union Document Nos. 5973/06 and 6426/06, relating to Future European Union Finances, already referred to the Committee on 8th March.

5    European Union Document No. 7070/06 and Addendum 1, relating to the Strategy for sustainable, competitive and secure energy, have been referred to European Standing Committee C.

6    European Union Document No. 8413/06, relating to an internal market for services, has been referred to European Standing Committee C.

7    European Union Document No. 6520/06 relating to Cooperation on Asylum Policy and Practice,—The Committee of Selection has nominated thirteen Members to serve on the European Standing Committee, nominated in respect of the Document: Andy Burnham, Mr Nick Clegg, Mr Vernon Coaker, James Duddridge, Michael Fabricant, Mr Christopher Fraser, Damian Green, Mr David Hamilton, Mark Hunter, Dr Brian Iddon, Mr Denis MacShane, Mr Khalid Mahmood and Alison Seabeck.

APPENDIX III

Reports from Select Committees

1    Education and Skills,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Education and Skills Committee [Citizenship Education]; to be printed [No. 581-ii] [Mr Barry Sheerman].

2    Environmental Audit,—(1) Third Special Report from the Environmental Audit Committee [Government's Reply to the Second Report from the Environmental Audit Committee, Session 2005-06, on Sustainable Timber]; to be printed [No. 1078]; and

    (2) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee [Reducing Carbon Emissions from Transport]; to be printed [No. 981-iv]

    [Mr Tim Yeo].

3    Environment, Food and Rural Affairs,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee [Climate change: role of bioenergy], together with Memoranda laid before the Committee; to be printed [No. 965-iv] [Mr Michael Jack].

4    European Scrutiny,—(1) Twenty-sixth Report from the European Scrutiny Committee; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 34-xxvi]; and

    (2) Memoranda laid before the Committee [Ministerial Correspondence]

    [Jimmy Hood].

5    Foreign Affairs,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Foreign Affairs Committee [East Asia]; to be printed [No. 860-iv] [Mike Gapes].

6    Health,—(1) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Health Committee [Independent Sector Treatment Centres]; to be printed [No. 934-iv]; and

    (2) Memoranda laid before the Committee [Workforce needs and planning for the health service]; to be printed [No. 1077-II]

    [Mr Kevin Barron].

7    Public Accounts,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee of Public Accounts [Home Office Resource Accounts 2004-05]; to be printed [No. 1079-i] [Mr Edward Leigh].

8    Science and Technology,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Science and Technology Committee [Scientific advice, risk and evidence: how Government handles them]; to be printed [No. 900-iv] [Mr Phil Willis].

9    Statutory Instruments,—Twenty-fourth Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, together with Memoranda laid before the Committee; to be printed [No. 35-xxiv] [Mr Eric Forth].

10    Transport,—(1) Fourth Report from the Transport Committee [Departmental Annual Report 2005], 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. 684]; and

    (2) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee [British Transport Police]; to be printed [No. 1070-i]

    [Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody].

11    Work and Pensions,—Third Report from the Work and Pensions Committee [Incapacity Benefits and Pathways to Work], 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. 616] [Mr Terry Rooney].

[W.H., No. 89]

Minutes of Proceedings of the Sitting in Westminster Hall

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

Adjournment,—Resolved, That the sitting be now adjourned.—(Claire Ward.)

    And accordingly the sitting was adjourned till to-morrow.

[Adjourned at 4.59 p.m.

Sir Alan Haselhurst

Deputy Speaker



 
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