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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Tuesday 16th May 2006

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

PRAYERS.

1    Leicester City Council Bill,—The House proceeded to consider the Leicester City Council Bill.

    Bill to be read the third time.

2    Liverpool City Council Bill,—The House proceeded to consider the Liverpool City Council Bill.

    Bill to be read the third time

3    Maidstone Borough Council Bill,—The House proceeded to consider the Maidstone Borough Council Bill.

    Bill to be read the third time

4    Second Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,—Mr David Wilshire reported from the Second Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the Hill Farm Allowances Regulations 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 225).

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

5    European Standing Committee,—Mr Bill Olner reported from a European Standing Committee the following Resolution:

    That the Committee takes note of European Union Document No. 8413/06, Commission Communication: Amended Draft Directive on Services in the Internal Market; and supports the Government's approach to securing practical and proportionate legislation that promotes economic growth, competitiveness and job creation within the context of an Internal Market for Services.

    Resolution to lie upon the Table.

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

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

    Lighter Evenings (Experiment) Bill [Lords],—The Lords have passed a Bill to advance time by one hour throughout the year for an experimental period; and for connected purposes; to which the Lords desire the concurrence of this House.

7    Harbours Bill [Lords],—Ordered, That the Harbours Bill [Lords] be read a second time on Friday 16th June.

8    Housing and Commercial Development (Water Supply Assessment),—Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to require an assessment to be made, before construction, of the water supply requirements resulting from housing and commercial development: And that Mr John Gummer, Mr Peter Ainsworth, Mrs Caroline Spelman, Mr Tim Yeo, Mr Michael Meacher, Mr Elliot Morley, Andrew Stunell, Hywel Williams and Mr Nick Hurd do prepare and bring it in.

9    Housing and Commercial Development (Water Supply Assessment) Bill,—Mr John Gummer accordingly presented a Bill to require an assessment to be made, before construction, of the water supply requirements resulting from housing and commercial development: 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 182].

10    Legislative and Regulatory Reform Bill [2nd allocated day],—The House, according to Order, proceeded further to consider the Legislative and Regulatory Reform Bill, as amended in the Standing Committee.

    Another Clause (NC2) (Report on operation of Act)—(Mr Mark Harper)—brought up and read the first time.

    Question put, That the Clause be read a second time.

The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Mr Henry Bellingham, Andrew Selous: 210.

      Tellers for the Noes, Jonathan Shaw, Mr Frank Roy: 269.

    Another Clause (NC5) (Delay in proceedings under section 13)—(Mr Jonathan Djanogly)—brought up and read the first time.

    Question put, That the Clause be read a second time.

The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Mr Henry Bellingham, Mr David Evennett: 205.

      Tellers for the Noes, Mr Michael Foster, Liz Blackman: 256.

    Another Clause (NC14) (Veto by specified number of Members of House of Commons)—(Mr David Heath)—brought up and read the first time.

    Question put, That the Clause be read a second time.

The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Mr Roger Williams, Danny Alexander: 85.

      Tellers for the Noes, Mr Michael Foster, Liz Blackman: 259.

    Another Clause (NC15) (Sub-delegated legislative functions)—(Mr David Heath)—brought up and read the first time.

    Question put, That the Clause be read a second time.

The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Danny Alexander, Jenny Willott: 200.

      Tellers for the Noes, Mr Michael Foster, Liz Blackman: 259.

    It being after Nine o'clock, the Deputy Speaker put the Question on a new Clause selected by the Speaker for separate decision, pursuant to Order [15th May].

    Another Clause (NC17) (Disapplication of European Communities Act 1972 (No. 2))—(Mr William Cash)—brought up and read the first time.

    Question put, That the Clause be added to the Bill.

The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Mr David Evennett, Mr Henry Bellingham: 136.

      Tellers for the Noes, Mr Michael Foster, Liz Blackman: 318.

    The Deputy Speaker then put the Question on Amendments moved by a Minister of the Crown.

    Amendments (Nos. 10 to 45) made to the Bill.

    The Deputy Speaker then put the Question on an Amendment to an Amendment selected by the Speaker for separate decision.

    Another Amendment (No. 46) proposed to the Bill, in page 8, line 17, to leave out subsection (2) and insert the words—

    '(2) The Minister may make an order in the terms of the draft order subject to the following provisions of this section.

    (2A) The Minister may not make an order in the terms of the draft order if either House of Parliament so resolves within the 40-day period.

    (2B) A committee of either House charged with reporting on the draft order may, at any time after the expiry of the 30-day period and before the expiry of the 40-day period, recommend under this subsection that no further proceedings be taken in relation to the draft order.

    (2C) A recommendation may be made under subsection (2B) only if the committee considers that—

      (a) the provision made by the draft order does not serve the purpose specified in section (Power to remove or reduce burdens)(2), (Power to promote regulatory principles)(2) or (Power to implement Law Commission recommendations)(2) (as the case may be);

      (b) any relevant condition in section 3(2) is not satisfied in relation to any provision of the draft order referred to in section 3(1); or

      (c) the condition in section 3(4) is not satisfied in relation to any provision of the draft order referred to in section 3(3).

    (2D) Where a recommendation is made by a committee of either House under subsection (2B) in relation to a draft order, the Minister may not make an order in the terms of the draft order unless the recommendation is, in the same Session, rejected by resolution of that House.', instead thereof.—(Mr Pat McFadden.)

    Question proposed, That the Amendment be made.

    Amendment (a) proposed to the proposed Amendment, in line 5, to leave out from the word 'with' to the end of line 18 and insert the words 'responsibility for this matter may, at any time after the expiry of the 30-day period and before the expiry of the 40-day period, recommend that no further proceedings be taken in relation to the draft order.', instead thereof.—(Mr Greg Knight.)

    Question put, That the Amendment be made to the proposed Amendment.

The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Mr David Evennett, Mr Henry Bellingham: 200.

      Tellers for the Noes, Mr Michael Foster, Liz Blackman: 258.

Proposed Amendment made to the Bill. The Speaker then put the Question on the remaining Amendments moved by a Minister of the Crown.

    Other Amendments (Nos. 47 to 59, 82 to 87, 60, 88 to 99 and 61 to 65) made to the Bill.

    Title accordingly amended, as follows: A Bill to enable provision to be made for the purpose of removing or reducing burdens resulting from legislation, promoting regulatory principles and implementing recommendations of the Law Commission, the Scottish Law Commission and the Northern Ireland Law Commission; to make provision about the exercise of regulatory functions; to make provision about the interpretation of legislation relating to the European Communities and the European Economic Area; to make provision relating to section 2(2) of the European Communities Act 1972; and for connected purposes.

    A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That the Bill be now read the third time;

    And it being Ten o'clock, the Speaker put the Question.

The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Mr Michael Foster, Liz Blackman: 259.

      Tellers for the Noes, Mr David Evennett, Mr Henry Bellingham: 213.

So the Question was agreed to.

    The Bill was accordingly read the third time, and passed.

11    The Speaker's Absence,—Ordered, That the Speaker have leave of absence on Thursday 15th June to attend the National Service of Thanksgiving at St Paul's Cathedral to mark Her Majesty's eightieth birthday.—(Mr Frank Roy.)

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

13    Adjournment,—A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That this House do now adjourn—(Mr Frank Roy);

    And the Motion having been made after Ten o'clock, and the Debate having continued for half an hour, the Speaker adjourned the House without Question put, pursuant to the Standing Order, it being then seventeen minutes to Eleven o'clock, till to-morrow.

[Adjourned at 10.43 p.m.

Michael J. Martin

Speaker


Mr 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    Human Tissue,—Draft Codes of Practice on:—

    (1) Anatomical examination (Code 4);

    (2) Consent (Code 1);

    (3) Donation of allogeneic bone marrow and peripheral blood stem cells for transplantation (Code 6);

    (4) Donation of organs, tissue and cells for transplantation (Code 2);

    (5) Post mortem examination (Code 3); and

    (6) The removal, storage and disposal of human organs and tissue (Code 5)

    [by Act] [Ms Secretary Hewitt].

2    Savings Banks,—National Savings Bank (Amendment) Regulations 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 1066), dated 16th May 2006 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Ed Balls].

Other Papers:

3    Audit (Northern Ireland),—Report by the Comptroller and Auditor General for Northern Ireland on Private Practice in the Health Service [by Statutory Instrument]; to be printed [No. 1088] [Mr Secretary Hain].

4    Financial Reporting to Parliament,—Departmental Report 2006: The Government's Expenditure Plans for 2005-06 to 2007-08 for:—

    (1) Department for Transport [by Command] [Cm. 6817] [Mr Secretary Alexander]; and

    (2) Department of Education and Skills [by Command] [Cm. 6812] [Secretary Alan Johnson].

5    Judicial Statistics,—Report by the Lord Chancellor on Judicial Statistics for 2005 [by Command] [Cm. 6799] [Ms Harriet Harman].

6    National Audit,—Report by the Comptroller and Auditor General on Department of Health: The Paddington Health Campus scheme [by Act]; to be printed [No. 1045] [Clerk of the House].

7    Public Petitions,—Observations by the Secretary of State for Health on the Petition [30th March] from UK residents for better support for children's hospices [by Standing Order]; to be printed [Clerk of the House].

APPENDIX II

Standing Committees

1    Hill Farm Allowance Regulations 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 225),—The Committee of Selection has discharged Joan Ruddock from the Second Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the Regulations) and nominated in substitution Mr Peter Kilfoyle.

2    European Union Document No. 8413/04 relating to Services in the Internal Market,—The Committee of Selection has discharged John Battle, Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, Mr Vernon Coaker, Mr Fabian Hamilton, Sandra Osborne, Ian Pearson and Mr Sin Simon from the European Standing Committee (nominated in respect of the Document) and nominated in substitution Mr Graham Brady, Tony Cunningham, Jim Dobbin, Barbara Keeley, Mr Ian McCartney, Joan Ruddock and Mr Neil Turner.

APPENDIX III

Reports from Select Committees

1    Administration,—Record of the discussions of the Parliamentary Visitor Centre Sub-Committee of the Administration Committee at its meeting on 16th May (meeting held concurrently with the House of Lords Information Committee) [Mr Frank Doran].

2    Constitutional Affairs,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Constitutional Affairs Committee [Party funding]; to be printed [No. 1060-ii] [Mr Alan Beith].

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

4     Culture, Media and Sport,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Culture, Media and Sport Committee [New media and the creative industries]; to be printed [No. 1091-ii] [Mr John Whittingdale].

5    Home Affairs,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Home Affairs Committee [Immigration Control]; to be printed [No. 775-viii] [Mr John Denham].

6    International Development,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the International Development Committee, together with Appendices [Private Sector Development]; to be printed [No. 921-vi] [Joan Ruddock].

7    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-iii] [Dr Phyllis Starkey].

8    Public Administration,—(1) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Select Committee on Public Administration, together with Appendices [Ethics and Standards]; to be printed [No. 884-v]; and

    (2) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee, together with Appendices [Propriety and Honours]; to be printed [No. 1119-i]

    [Dr Tony Wright].

9    Trade and Industry,—(1) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Trade and Industry Committee [Nuclear new build: issues to be addressed]; to be printed [No. 1122-i];

    (2) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee [UK dependence on gas imports]; to be printed [No. 1123-i]; and

    (3) Memoranda laid before the Committee [The Government and MG Rover]; to be printed [No. 1075]

    [Peter Luff].

10    Treasury,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Treasury Committee [Financial Inclusion]; to be printed [No. 848-vi] [Mr John McFall].

[W.H., No. 97]

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.—(Mr John Heppell.)

    And accordingly the sitting was adjourned till to-morrow.

[Adjourned at 1.59 p.m.

Sir Alan Haselhurst

Deputy Speaker



 
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