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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Thursday 18th May 2006

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

PRAYERS.

1    Death of a Member,—The Speaker made the following communication to the House:

    I regret to have to report to the House the death of the Right honourable Eric Forth, Member for Bromley and Chislehurst. I am sure that Members on all sides of the House will join me in mourning the loss of a colleague and in extending our sympathy to the right honourable Member's family and friends.

2    Fifth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,—Mr Martin Caton reported from the Fifth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the draft International Development Association (Multilateral Debt Relief Initiative) Order 2006.

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

3    Sixth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,—John Cummings reported from the Sixth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the draft National Health Service (Pre-consolidation Amendments) Order 2006.

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

4    Dynamic Demand Appliances Bill [Lords],—The Dynamic Demand Appliances Bill [Lords] was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time on Friday 16th June and to be printed [Bill 184].

5    Members' Salaries,—Resolved, That, in the opinion of this House, the following provisions shall be made with respect to the salaries of Members of this House, including the additional salaries determined in accordance with the Resolutions of this House (as amended from time to time) of 30th October 2003 relating to Pay for Chairmen of Select Committees (No. 2) and 13th July 2005 relating to Pay for Chairmen of Standing Committees (No. 2)—

    For the year starting with 1st April 2006 the yearly rate shall be increased in two stages—

      (a) with effect from 1st April, by 1 per cent., and

      (b) with effect from 1st November, to the yearly rate determined in accordance with the Resolution of this House of 10th July 1996 relating to Members' Salaries.—(Mr Jack Straw.)

6    Pay for Chairmen of Select Committees,—Resolved, That this House expresses the opinion that, as from 13th December 2005, the Resolution of the House of 30th October 2003, relating to Pay for Chairmen of Select Committees (No. 2), as amended by the Resolution of 13th July 2005, should be further amended by leaving out 'or the Committee on Standards and Privileges' and inserting 'the Committee on Standards and Privileges or the Select Committee on the Crossrail Bill'.—(Mr Jack Straw.)

7    Pay for Chairmen of Select Committees (No. 2),—Her Majesty's Recommendation having been signified to the proposed Motion relating to Pay for Chairmen of Select Committees (No. 2);

    Resolved, That, as from 13th December 2005, the Resolution of the House of 30th October 2003, relating to Pay for Chairmen of Select Committees (No. 2), as amended by the Resolution of 13th July 2005, is further amended by leaving out 'or the Committee on Standards and Privileges' and inserting 'the Committee on Standards and Privileges or the Select Committee on the Crossrail Bill'.—( Mr Jack Straw.)

8    Association of Former Members of Parliament,—Resolved, That this House welcomes the formation of the Association of Former Members of Parliament in response to the Resolution of the House of 2nd May 2001; notes that it now has a membership of over 330 former Members; acknowledges the work done by the Association and its Executive Committee; and welcomes the financial and other assistance accorded to the Association by the House of Commons Commission.—(Mr Jack Straw.)

9    Adjournment,—Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.—(Tony Cunningham.)

    And accordingly, the House, having continued to sit till eleven minutes past Two o'clock, adjourned till Monday 22nd May.

[Adjourned at 2.11 p.m.

Michael J. Martin

Speaker


Mr Speaker will take the Chair at half-past Two o'clock on Monday next.


APPENDIX I

Papers presented or laid upon the Table:

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

1    Excise,—Fuel-testing Pilot Projects (Biogas Project) Regulations 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 1348), dated 17th May 2006 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [John Healey].

2    Health and Safety,—Quarries (Explosives) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006 (S.R. (N.I), 2006, No. 204), dated 2nd May 2006 [by Statutory Instrument], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Secretary Hain].

3    Planning,—Planning (National Security Directions and Appointed Representatives) Rules (Northern Ireland) 2006 (S.R. (N.I.), 2006, No. 215), dated 16th May 2006 [by Statutory Instrument], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Bridget Prentice].

Other Papers:

4    Financial Reporting to Parliament,—Departmental Report 2006: The Government's Expenditure Plans for 2005-06 to 2007-08 for the Cabinet Office [by Command] [Cm. 6833] [Hilary Armstrong].

5    Industrial Training,—Review, Financial Statements and Accounts of the Engineering Construction Industry Training Board for 2005, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 1105] [Secretary Alan Johnson].

6    Justice (Northern Ireland),—Paper, entitled Avoidable Delay: A thematic inspection of delay in the processing of Criminal Cases in Northern Ireland [by Act] [Mr Secretary Hain].

7    Northern Ireland,—Report and Accounts of the North Eastern Education and Library Board for 2003-04, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General for Northern Ireland thereon [by Statutory Instrument]; to be printed [No. 1055] [Mr Secretary Hain].

8    Public Petitions,—Observations by the Secretary of State for the Home Office on the Petitions [23rd November] from residents of Reading and others and residents of Brighton and Hove and others against extreme internet sites promoting violence against women [by Standing Order]; to be printed [Clerk of the House].

APPENDIX II

Standing Committees

1    Draft National Assembly for Wales (Transfer of Functions) Order 2006,—The Speaker has appointed Mrs Janet Dean Chairman of the First Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the draft Order.

2    Draft Social Security (Income Support and Jobseeker's Allowance) Amendment Regulations 2006,—The Speaker has appointed Mr Peter Atkinson Chairman of the Second Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the draft Regulations.

3    Draft African Development Bank (Tenth Replenishment of the African Development Fund) Order 2006; draft Asian Development Bank (Eighth Replenishment of the Asian Development Fund) Order 2006; and draft Caribbean Development Bank (Sixth Replenishment of the United Special Development Fund) Order 2006,—The Speaker has appointed Hugh Bayley Chairman of the Third Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the draft Orders.

4    Draft National Health Service (Pre-consolidation Amendments) Order 2006,—The Committee of Selection has discharged Rosie Cooper, Jim Dowd and Anne Moffat from the Sixth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the draft Order) and nominated in substitution Mr Bob Blizzard, Martin Salter and Jim Sheridan.

5    Draft Enterprise Act 2002 (Disqualification from Office: General) Order 2006,—The Committee of Selection has discharged Mr George Howarth, Mark Lazarowicz, Mr Ian McCartney and Dr Nick Palmer from the Seventh Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the draft Order) and nominated in substitution Jim Dowd, Jim Fitzpatrick, Eric Joyce and Mr Andrew Love.

    European Standing Committees

6    The Speaker has appointed Mr Greg Pope Chairman of the European Standing Committee in respect of European Union Document No. 14775/05 on Democracy, Dialogue and Debate.

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-xxxiv] [Mr Alan Meale].

2    Health,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Health Committee [Workforce Planning]; to be printed [No. 1077-ii] [Mr Kevin Barron].

3    Human Rights,—Nineteenth Report from the Joint Committee on Human Rights [The UN Convention Against Torture (UNCAT)]; 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. 701] [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-iv] [Dr Phyllis Starkey].

5    Public Administration,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Select Committee on Public Administration, together with Appendices [Ethics and Standards]; to be printed [No. 884-vi] [Dr Tony Wright].

6    Treasury,—(1) Fifth Report from the Treasury Committee [The design of a National Pension Savings Scheme and the role of financial services regulation], together with the 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. 1074]; and

    (2) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee [Financial Inclusion]; to be printed [No. 848-vii]

    [Mr John McFall].

[W.H., No. 99]

Minutes of Proceedings of the Sitting in Westminster Hall

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

Adjournment (Darfur crisis),—Resolved, That the sitting be now adjourned.—(Mr Michael Foster.)

    And accordingly the sitting was adjourned till Tuesday 23rd May.

[Adjourned at 5.16 p.m.

Sir Alan Haselhurst

Deputy Speaker



 
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