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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Monday 8th May 2006

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

PRAYERS.

1    First Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,—Mr Roger Gale reported from the First Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the draft Terrorism Act 2000 (Revised Code of Practice for the Identification of Persons by Police Officers) (Northern Ireland) Order 2006.

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

2    Second Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,—Janet Anderson reported from the Second Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the draft Planning (Application to the Houses of Parliament) Order 2006.

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

3    European Standing Committee,—John Bercow reported from a European Standing Committee the following Resolution:

    That the Committee takes note of European Union Document No. 6520/06 and ADD 1, Commission Communication on strengthened practical cooperation: New structures, new approaches: improving the quality of decision making in the common European asylum system; notes that this forms part of the package of measures creating a Common European Asylum System, and supports the Government's position that it is desirable to promote operational co-operation between Member States, with the aim of improving the efficiency and quality of Member States' asylum systems.

    Resolution to lie upon the Table.

    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:

    Work and Families Bill,—The Lords agree to the Work and Families Bill with an Amendment to which they desire the concurrence of this House.

    The Lords have agreed to the Northern Ireland Bill without Amendment.

5    Work and Families Bill,—Lords Amendment to the Work and Families Bill to be considered tomorrow; and to be printed [Bill 178].

6    Civil Aviation 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 Civil Aviation Bill for the purpose of supplementing the Order of 27th June 2005 (Civil Aviation Bill (Programme)):

Consideration of Lords Amendments

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

Subsequent stages

    2. Any further Message from the Lords may be considered forthwith without any 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—(Tony Cunningham):—It was agreed to.

7    Civil Aviation Bill,—The House, according to Order, proceeded to consider the Lords Amendments to the Civil Aviation Bill.

    Lords Amendments Nos. 1 and 2 were disagreed to.

    Lords Amendment No. 3 was agreed to.

    Lords Amendment No. 4 was disagreed to.

    Lords Amendment No. 5.

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

    The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Mr John Heppell, Mr Michael Foster: 286.

      Tellers for the Noes, Michael Fabricant, Mr David Evennett: 204.

    So the Question was agreed to.

    The Lords Amendment was accordingly disagreed to.

    Lords Amendments Nos. 6 and 7 were agreed to.

    Lords Amendment No. 8.

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

    And it being three hours after the commencement of proceedings on the Lords Amendments, the Deputy Speaker put the Question, pursuant to Order [this day]:—It was agreed to.

    The Lords Amendment was accordingly agreed to.

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

    Lords Amendment No. 11 was disagreed to.

    An Amendment ((a)) was made to the Bill in lieu of Lords Amendments Nos. 5 and 11 disagreed to.

    Lords Amendments Nos. 9, 10 and 12 were agreed to.

    A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 83H (Programme orders: reasons committee) and Order [this day], That a Committee be appointed to draw up Reasons to be assigned to the Lords for disagreeing to their Amendments Nos. 1, 2 and 4.

    That Mr Julian Brazier, Mr Alistair Carmichael, Alan Keen, Mr Frank Roy and Derek Twigg be members of the Committee.

    That Derek Twigg be the Chairman of the Committee.

    That three be the Quorum of the Committee.

    That the Committee do withdraw immediately—(Mr Alan Campbell):—It was agreed to.

8    Future EU Finances and Own Resources,—A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That this House takes note of European Union Documents No. 5973/06, the Commission's revised Proposal for renewal of the Inter-institutional Agreement on budgetary discipline and improvement of the budgetary procedure, No. 6426/06, the Commission Contribution to the Inter-institutional Negotiations on the Proposal for renewal of the Inter-institutional Agreement on budgetary discipline and improvement of the budgetary procedure, and No. 7421/1/06, Draft Decision on the system of the European Communities' own resources (//EC, Euratom); and supports the Government's objective of securing agreement on the Inter-institutional Agreement for the 2007-13 Financial Perspective and the Own Resources Decision in line with the agreement reached by Heads of Government at the December European Council—(Mr Geoffrey Hoon);

9    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 Act, agreed upon by both Houses:

      Northern Ireland Act 2006.

10    Civil Aviation Bill,—Derek Twigg reported from the Committee appointed to draw up Reasons to be assigned to the Lords for disagreeing to certain of their Amendments to the Civil Aviation 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. 1, 2 and 4 for the following Reason:

      Because it is not appropriate to require aerodrome authorities to fix their charges in the manner proposed.

    The Reason was agreed to.

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

11    Future EU Finances and Own Resources,—The Question being again proposed, That this House takes note of European Union Documents No. 5973/06, the Commission's revised Proposal for renewal of the Inter-institutional Agreement on budgetary discipline and improvement of the budgetary procedure, No. 6426/06, the Commission Contribution to the Inter-institutional Negotiations on the Proposal for renewal of the Inter-institutional Agreement on budgetary discipline and improvement of the budgetary procedure, and No. 7421/1/06, Draft Decision on the system of the European Communities' own resources (//EC, Euratom); and supports the Government's objective of securing agreement on the Inter-institutional Agreement for the 2007-13 Financial Perspective and the Own Resources Decision in line with the agreement reached by Heads of Government at the December European Council;

    And the Question being put;

    The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Mr Ian Cawsey, Jonathan Shaw: 245.

      Tellers for the Noes, Angela Watkinson, Michael Fabricant: 194.

    So the Question was agreed to.

    Resolved, That this House takes note of European Union Documents No. 5973/06, the Commission's revised Proposal for renewal of the Inter-institutional Agreement on budgetary discipline and improvement of the budgetary procedure, No. 6426/06, the Commission Contribution to the Inter-institutional Negotiations on the Proposal for renewal of the Inter-institutional Agreement on budgetary discipline and improvement of the budgetary procedure, and No. 7421/1/06, Draft Decision on the system of the European Communities' own resources (//EC, Euratom); and supports the Government's objective of securing agreement on the Inter-institutional Agreement for the 2007-13 Financial Perspective and the Own Resources Decision in line with the agreement reached by Heads of Government at the December European Council.

12    Adjournment,—Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.—(Mr John Heppell.)

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

[Adjourned at 11.10 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 5th May 2006 pursuant to Standing Order No. 159 (Presentation of statutory instruments):

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

1    Education,—People's College, Nottingham (Dissolution) Order 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 1184), dated 27th April 2006, with an Explanatory Memorandum [Secretary Alan Johnson].

2    Weights and Measures,—(1) Measuring Instruments (Automatic Catchweighers) Regulations 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 1257);

    (2) Measuring Instruments (Automatic Discontinuous Totalisers) Regulations 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 1255);

    (3) Measuring Instruments (Automatic Gravimetric Filling Instruments) Regulations 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 1258);

    (4) Measuring Instruments (Automatic Rail-weighbridges) Regulations 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 1256); and

    (5) Measuring Instruments (Beltweighers) Regulations 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 1259),

    dated 28th April 2006, with Explanatory Memoranda thereon [Mr Secretary Darling].

Papers presented or laid upon the Table on Monday 8th May 2006:

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

3    Weights and Measures,—(1) Measuring Instruments (Capacity Serving Measures) Regulations 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 1264);

    (2) Measuring Instruments (Cold-water Meters) Regulations 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 1268);

    (3) Measuring Instruments (Liquid Fuel and Lubricants) Regulations 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 1266);

    (4) Measuring Instruments (Liquid Fuel delivered from Road Tankers) Regulations 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 1269);

    (5) Measuring Instruments (Material Measures of Length) Regulations 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 1267); and

    (6) Measuring Instruments (Non-Prescribed Instruments) Regulations 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 1270),

    dated 28th April 2006 [by Act], with Explanatory Memoranda thereon [by Command] [Mr Secretary Darling].

Other Papers:

4    Culture, Media and Sport,—Government Response to the Second Report from the House of Lords Review of the BBC Charter Select Committee, on Further Issues for BBC Charter Review [by Command] [Cm. 6787] [Secretary Tessa Jowell].

5    National Audit,—Report by the Comptroller and Auditor General on The Termination of the PFI Contract for the National Physical Laboratory [by Act]; to be printed [No. 1044] [Clerk of the House].

6    Public Petitions,—Observations by the Secretary of State for Health on the Petitions [28th March] from supporters of (i) Hornsea Cottage Hospital; (ii) Withernsea Hospital; (iii) Beverley Westwood Hospital; (iv) Save Felixstowe Hospital; (v) Aldeburgh Hospital; (vi) Surbiton Hospital; (vii) Sudbury Hospitals; (viii) Hartismere Hospital; (ix) Lymington Hospital; (x) Milford-on-Sea War Memorial Hospital; (xi) Fordingbridge Hospital; (xii) Hythe Hospital; (xiii) Fenwick Hospital; (xiv) Thames Ditton Hospital; (xv) Molesey Hospital; (xvi) Cobham and Oxshott Hospital; (xvii) Walton Community Hospital; (xviii) Cossham Memorial Hospital; (xix) Edenbridge War Memorial Hospital; (xx) Tonbridge Cottage Hospital; (xxi) Weybridge Hospital; (xxii) Penrith and Eden Community Hospital; (xxiii) Wigton Community Hospital; (xxiv) the League of Friends of Ruth Lancaster James Hospital; (xxv) Brampton and District War Memorial Cottage Hospital; (xxvi) Bishop's Castle Community Hospital; (xxvii) Ludlow Community Hospital; (xxviii) Romsey Hospital; (xxix) the Minor Injuries Unit, Buxton Cottage Hospital; (xxx) Macclesfield District General Hospital; (xxxi) Macclesfield and Congleton District Hospitals; (xxxii) Newmarket Community Hospital; (xxxiii) Mary Hewetson Hospital; (xxxiv) Maryport Victoria Cottage Hospital League of Friends; (xxxv) Cockermouth Cottage Hospital; (xxxvi) Millom Community Hospital; (xxxvii) Workington Community Hospital; (xxxviii) Bradford on Avon Hospital; (xxxix) Warminster Community Hospital; (xl) Westbury Hospital; (xli) Tetbury Hospital; (xlii) Fairford Hospital; (xliii) Townlands Hospital; (xliv) Chipping Norton War Memorial Hospital; (xlv) Doddington Community Hospital; and [29th March] from supporters of Newmarket Community Hospital against reductions in community hospital services [by Standing Order]; to be printed [Clerk of the House].

7    Public Processions (Northern Ireland),—Account of the Northern Ireland Parades Commission for—

    (1) 2003-04; and

    (2) 2004-05,

    with the Reports of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [Nos. 1093 and 1094] [Clerk of the House].

APPENDIX II

Standing Committees

1    Education and Inspections Bill (Programming Sub-Committee),—The Speaker has appointed Mr Nick Gibb and Phil Hope in place of Mr John Hayes and Jacqui Smith as members of the Programming Sub-Committee of Standing Committee E in respect of the Bill.

2    Education and Inspections Bill,—The Committee of Selection has discharged Jacqui Smith from Standing Committee E (nominated in respect of the Bill) and nominated in substitution Jim Knight.

3    Draft Terrorism Act 2000 (Revised Code of Practice for the Identification of Persons by Police Officers) (Northern Ireland) Order 2006,—The Committee of Selection has discharged Mr Vernon Coaker, Mr Nigel Dodds, Mr Stephen Hepburn, Mr Pat McFadden, Dan Norris and Sandra Osborne from the First Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the draft Order) and nominated in substitution Lyn Brown, Ms Dawn Butler, Mr Michael Foster (Worcester), Dr William McCrea, John Robertson and Emily Thornberry.

4    Draft Planning (Application to the Houses of Parliament) Order 2006,—The Committee of Selection has discharged Frank Dobson, Mr David Drew, Jim Fitzpatrick and Kate Hoey from the Second Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the draft Order) and nominated in substitution Mr Neil Gerrard, Chris Mole, Sin Simon and Mr Phil Woolas.

    European Standing Committees

5    European Union Document No. 6520/06 relating to Cooperation on Asylum Policy and Practice,—The Committee of Selection has discharged Andy Burnham and Mr Vernon Coaker from the European Standing Committee (nominated in respect of the Document) and nominated in substitution Mr John Heppell and Mr Tony McNulty.

APPENDIX III

Reports from Select Committees

1    Education and Skills,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Education and Skills Committee [The Work of Ofsted]; to be printed [No. 480-ii] [Mr Barry Sheerman].

2    Environment, Food and Rural Affairs,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee: Rural Payments Agency Sub-Committee [The Rural Payments Agency], together with Memoranda laid before the Committee; to be printed [No. 1071-ii] [Mr Michael Jack].

3    Human Rights,—Eighteenth Report from the Joint Committee on Human Rights [Legislative Scrutiny: Ninth Progress Report], together with Appendices; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 1098] [Mr Andrew Dismore].

4    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 [Planning Gain Supplement]; to be printed [No. 1024-ii] [Dr Phyllis Starkey].

5    Public Accounts,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee of Public Accounts [Sale of gas networks by National Grid: the Office of Gas and Electricity Markets]; to be printed [No. 1099-i] [Mr Edward Leigh].

6    Welsh Affairs,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Welsh Affairs Committee [Energy in Wales]; to be printed [No. 876-vii] [Dr Hywel Francis].



 
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