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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Tuesday 6th June 2006

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

PRAYERS.

1    Blaenau Gwent Writ,—Ordered, That the Speaker do issue his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown, to make out a new Writ for the electing of a Member to serve in this present Parliament for the County Constituency of Blaenau Gwent, in the room of Peter John Law, deceased.—(Jacqui Smith.)

2    Bromley and Chislehurst Writ,—Ordered, That the Speaker do issue his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown, to make out a new Writ for the electing of a Member to serve in this present Parliament for the Borough Constituency of Bromley and Chislehurst, in the room of the Right honourable Eric Forth, deceased.—(Mr Patrick McLoughlin.)

3    Second Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,—Derek Conway reported from the Second Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the draft Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005 (Amendment of Section 61(1)) Order 2006.

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

4    Scotland (Oil and Gas Resources),—Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to provide for the transfer to the Scottish Parliament of competence for Scottish oil and gas resources; to provide for revenues from the Scottish sector of the United Kingdom continental shelf to be paid into the Scottish Consolidated Fund; and for connected purposes: And that Mr Alex Salmond, Pete Wishart, Angus Robertson, Stewart Hosie, Mr Mike Weir, Mr Angus MacNeil, Mr Elfyn Llwyd, Adam Price and Hywel Williams do prepare and bring it in.

5    Scotland (Oil and Gas Resources) Bill,—Mr Alex Salmond accordingly presented a Bill to provide for the transfer to the Scottish Parliament of competence for Scottish oil and gas resources; to provide for revenues from the Scottish sector of the United Kingdom continental shelf to be paid into the Scottish Consolidated Fund; and for connected purposes: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time on Friday 20th October and to be printed [Bill 191].

6    Company Law Reform Bill [Lords],—The Company Law Reform Bill [Lords] was, according to Order, read a second time.

7    Company Law Reform Bill [Lords] (Programme),—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 Company Law Reform Bill [Lords]:

Committal

    1. The Bill shall be committed to a Standing Committee.

Proceedings in Standing Committee

    2. Proceedings in the Standing Committee shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion on Thursday 13th July 2006.

    3. The Standing Committee shall have leave to sit twice on the first day on which it meets.

Consideration and Third Reading

    4. Proceedings on consideration shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion one hour before the moment of interruption on the day on which those proceedings are commenced.

    5. Proceedings on Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at the moment of interruption on that day.

    6. Standing Order No. 83B (Programming committees) shall not apply to proceedings on consideration and Third Reading.

Other proceedings

    7. Any other proceedings on the Bill (including any proceedings on consideration of any message from the Lords) may be programmed.—(Mr Ian Cawsey.)

The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Steve McCabe, Liz Blackman: 271.

      Tellers for the Noes, Mr David Evennett, Andrew Selous: 113.

So the Question was agreed to.

8    Company Law Reform Bill [Lords] [Money],—Her Majesty's Recommendation having been signified to the proposed Motion relating to Company Law Reform Bill [Lords] [Money];

    A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 52 (Money resolutions and ways and means resolutions in connection with bills), That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the Company Law Reform Bill [Lords], it is expedient to authorise—

    (1) the payment out of money provided by Parliament of any sums required by a Government department for defraying expenses incurred under or in consequence of the Act, and

    (2) the payment out of the Consolidated Fund of any increase attributable to the Act in the sums so payable under any other enactment—(Huw Irranca-Davies):—It was agreed to.

9    Company Law Reform Bill [Lords] [Ways and Means],—A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 52 (Money resolutions and ways and means resolutions in connection with bills), That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the Company Law Reform Bill [Lords], it is expedient to authorise—

    (1) fees or charges,

    (2) a levy for meeting expenses of the Panel on Takeovers and Mergers,

    (3) the amendment of section 17 of the Companies (Audit, Investigations and Community Enterprise) Act 2004, and

    (4) the payment of sums into the Consolidated Fund—(Huw Irranca-Davies):—It was agreed to.

10    Public Petition,—A Public Petition from the residents of Kislingbury, Rothersthorpe and Harpole and others for the Environment Food and Rural Affairs Committee to examine the Environment Agency's flood risk advice was presented and read; and ordered to lie upon the Table and to be printed.

11    Adjournment,—Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.—(Huw Irranca-Davies.)

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

[Adjourned at 10.38 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:

Paper subject to Affirmative Resolution:

1    Northern Ireland,—Draft Budget (No. 2) (Northern Ireland) Order 2006 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Secretary Hain].

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

2    Environmental Protection,—Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 1463), dated 25th May 2006 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Secretary Darling].

3    Income Tax,—Registered Pension Schemes (Authorised Reductions) Regulations 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 1465), dated 6th June 2006 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Ed Balls].

4    Legal Aid and Advice,—Legal Aid in Criminal Proceedings (Costs) (Amendment) Rules (Northern Ireland) 2006 (S.R. (N.I.), 2006, No. 245), dated 26th May 2006 [by Statutory Instrument], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Bridget Prentice].

5    Local Government,—Bus Lane Contraventions (Approved Local Authorities) (England) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 1447), dated 31st May 2006 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Secretary Alexander].

6    Protection of Wrecks,—(1) Protection of Wrecks (Designation) (England) (No. 5) Order 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 1468); and

    (2) Protection of Wrecks (Designation) (England) (No. 6) Order 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 1470),

    dated 6th June 2006 [by Act], with Explanatory Memoranda thereon [by Command] [Secretary Tessa Jowell].

7    Road Traffic,—(1) Road Traffic (Permitted Parking Area and Special Parking Area) (City of Derby) Order 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 1445); and

    (2) Road Traffic (Permitted Parking Area and Special Parking Area) (Metropolitan Borough of Kirklees) Order 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 1446),

    dated 31st May 2006 [by Act], with Explanatory Memoranda thereon [by Command] [Mr Secretary Alexander].

Other Papers:

8    Aliens' Employment,—Cabinet Office Minute, dated 6th June 2006, under section 1(4) of the Aliens' Employment Act 1955 relating to aliens employed in the Civil Service during 2005-06 [by Act] [Hilary Armstrong].

9    Audit (Northern Ireland),—Report by the Comptroller and Auditor General for Northern Ireland on Collections Management in the National Museums and Galleries of Northern Ireland [by Statutory Instrument]; to be printed [No. 1130] [Mr Secretary Hain].

10    Foreign Affairs,—Government Response to the Third Report from the Foreign Affairs Committee, Session 2005-06, on Public Diplomacy [by Command] [Cm. 6840] [Secretary Margaret Beckett].

11    Government Resources and Accounts,—Report of the Financial Reporting Advisory Board to the Treasury for 2005-06 [by Act]; to be printed [No. 1113] [Mr Stephen Timms].

12    Police (Northern Ireland),—Sixteenth Report of the Oversight Commissioner [by Command] [Mr Secretary Hain].

13    Work and Pensions,—Report of the Financial Assistance Scheme for 1st September 2005 to 31st March 2006 [by Statutory Instrument] [Mr Secretary Hutton].

APPENDIX II

Standing Committees

1    Draft Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005 (Amendment of Section 61(1)) Order 2006,—The Committee of Selection has discharged Mr David S. Borrow and Mr David Chaytor from the Second Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the draft Order) and nominated in substitution Mr Fraser Kemp and Ms Dari Taylor.

2    Draft Collection of Fines (Final Scheme) Order 2006,—The Committee of Selection has discharged Simon Hughes from the Third Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the draft Order) and nominated in substitution Mr Alistair Carmichael.

APPENDIX III

Reports from Select Committees

1    Constitutional Affairs,—Sixth Report from the Constitutional Affairs Committee [Family Justice: the operation of the family courts revisited], together with Appendices; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 1086] [Mr Alan Beith].

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

3    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-iii] [Mr John Whittingdale].

4    Draft Legal Services Bill,—(1) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Joint Committee on the Draft Legal Services Bill; to be printed [No. 1154-ii]; and

    (2) Memoranda laid before the Committee; to be printed [No. 1154-iii]

    [Mr David Kidney].

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

6    International Development,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the International Development Committee, together with Appendices [Humanitarian response to natural disasters]; to be printed [No. 1188-i] [Malcolm Bruce].

7    Science and Technology,—Third Report from the Science and Technology Committee [Research Council Support for Knowledge Transfer]; 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. 995-I and -II] [Mr Phil Willis].

8    Scottish Affairs,—Fourth Report from the Scottish Affairs Committee [The Sewel Convention: the Westminster perspective], to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 983] [Mr Mohammad Sawar].

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

10    Treasury,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Treasury Committee [Bank of England May 2006 Inflation Report]; to be printed [No. 1185-i] [Mr John McFall].

[W.H., No. 103]

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 1.58 p.m.

Sir Alan Haselhurst

Deputy Speaker



 
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