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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Thursday 8th June 2006

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

PRAYERS.

1    Third Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,—John Cummings reported from the Third Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the draft Collection of Fines (Final Scheme) Order 2006.

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

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

    Electoral Administration Bill,—The Lords agree to the Electoral Administration Bill, with Amendments to which they desire the concurrence of this House.

    Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Bill [Lords],—The Lords have passed a Bill to make provision in connection with the protection of children and vulnerable adults; to which the Lords desire the concurrence of this House.

3    Electoral Administration Bill,—Lords Amendments to the Electoral Administration Bill to be considered on Monday 12th June; and to be printed [Bill 193].

4    Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Bill [Lords],—The Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Bill [Lords] was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time on Monday 12th June and to be printed [Bill 194].

    Ordered, That the Explanatory Notes relating to the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Bill [Lords] be printed [Bill 194-EN].

5    Compensation Bill [Lords],—The Compensation Bill [Lords] was, according to Order, read a second time.

6    Compensation 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 Compensation 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 Tuesday 27th June 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 proceedings on any message from the Lords) may be programmed—(Mr Ian Cawsey):—It was agreed to.

7    Compensation Bill [Lords] [Money],—Her Majesty's Recommendation having been signified to the proposed Motion relating to Compensation 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 Compensation Bill [Lords], it is expedient to authorise the payment out of money provided by Parliament of expenditure of a Minister of the Crown attributable to the Act—(Mr Ian Cawsey):—It was agreed to.

8    Compensation 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 Compensation Bill [Lords], it is expedient to authorise the charging of fees by the regulator appointed under the Act.—(Mr Ian Cawsey):—It was agreed to.

9    Criminal Law,—A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation), That the draft Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005 (Amendment of Section 61(1)) Order 2006, which was laid before this House on 3rd May, be approved—(Mr Ian Cawsey):—It was agreed to.

10    Northern Ireland Grand Committee,—A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Orders Nos. 115 (Northern Ireland Grand Committee (delegated legislation)) and 116 (Northern Ireland Grand Committee (sittings)), That—

    (1) the draft Budget (No. 2) (Northern Ireland) Order 2006 be referred to the Northern Ireland Grand Committee;

    (2) the Committee shall meet at Westminster on Tuesday 20th June at Four o'clock; and

    (3) at that sitting—

      (a) the Committee shall take questions under Standing Order No. 110 (Northern Ireland Grand Committee (questions for oral answer)), and shall then consider the instrument referred to it under paragraph (1) above; and

      (b) at the conclusion of those proceedings, a motion for the adjournment of the Committee may be made by a Minister of the Crown, pursuant to paragraph (5) of Standing Order No. 116 (Northern Ireland Grand Committee (sittings))—(Mr Ian Cawsey):—It was agreed to.

11    Public Petition,—A Public Petition from the residents of Bishop Auckland constituency and others for the passage of the International Development (Reporting and Transparency) Bill was presented and read; and ordered to lie upon the Table and to be printed.

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

    And accordingly, the House, having continued to sit till twenty-seven minutes past Six o'clock, adjourned till Monday 12th June.

[Adjourned at 6.27 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    Animals,—Animals and Animal Products (Import and Export) (England) Regulations 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 1471), dated 6th June 2006 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Secretary David Miliband].

2    Disability Discrimination,—Draft Code of Practice on Rights of Access: services to the public, public authority functions, private clubs and premises [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Secretary Hutton].

3    European Communities,—European Communities (Designation) (No. 2) Order 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 1461), dated 7th June 2006 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Secretary Margaret Beckett].

4    Police,—Police (Amendment) Regulations 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 1467), dated 5th June 2006 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Secretary John Reid].

5    Transport and Works,—Transport and Works (Applications and Objections Procedure) (England and Wales) Rules 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 1466), dated 3rd June 2006 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Secretary Alexander].

6    United Nations,—Sudan (United Nations Measures) Order 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 1454), dated 7th June 2006 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer].

Other Papers:

7    Government Trading Funds,—Report and Accounts of the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre for 2005-06, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 1100] [Clerk of the House].

8    Scotland,—Accounts of the Advances to Scottish Enterprise, Scottish Homes, Water Authorities and Registers of Scotland for 2001-02, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 1200] [Clerk of the House].

APPENDIX II

Standing Committees

1    NHS Redress Bill [Lords] (Programming Sub-Committee),—The Speaker has appointed Mr John Baron, Andy Burnham, Sandra Gidley, Huw Irranca-Davies, Ms Diana R. Johnson, Mr Stephen O'Brien and Anne Snelgrove members of the Programming Sub-Committee of Standing Committee B in respect of the Bill.

2    Company Law Reform Bill [Lords] (Programming Sub-Committee),—The Speaker has appointed Mr Crispin Blunt, Lorely Burt, Mr Jonathan Djanogly, Jeff Ennis, Margaret Hodge, Eric Joyce and Steve McCabe members of the Programming Sub-Committee of Standing Committee D in respect of the Bill.

3    NHS Redress Bill [Lords],—The Speaker has appointed Miss Anne Begg and Ann Winterton Chairmen of Standing Committee B in respect of the Bill.

4    Company Law Reform Bill [Lords],—The Speaker has appointed Mr Eric Illsley and John Bercow Chairmen of Standing Committee D in respect of the Bill.

5    Draft Water and Sewerage Services (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Northern Ireland) Order 2006,—The Speaker has appointed John Cummings Chairman of the First Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the draft Order.

6    Draft Partnerships (Restrictions on Contributions to a Trade) Regulations 2006,—The Speaker has appointed Mrs Janet Dean Chairman of the Second Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the draft Regulations.

7    Draft Collection of Fines (Final Scheme) Order 2006,—The Committee of Selection has discharged Mr Michael Clapham, Mr Fabian Hamilton, Mr Robert Marshall-Andrews and Jessica Morden from the Third Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the draft Order) and nominated in substitution Mary Creagh, Sarah McCarthy-Fry, Lynda Waltho and David Wright.

8    Draft Lord Chancellor (Transfer of Functions and Supplementary Provisions) (No. 3) Order 2006,—The Speaker has appointed Mr Roger Gale Chairman of the Third Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the draft Order.

APPENDIX III

Reports from Select Committees

1    Draft Legal Services Bill,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Joint Committee on the Draft Legal Services Bill; to be printed [No. 1154-iv] [Mr David Kidney].

2    Health,—(1) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Health Committee [Workforce Planning]; to be printed [No. 1077-iii]; and

    (2) Memoranda laid before the Committee [NHS Deficits]; to be printed [No. 1204-II]

    [Mr Kevin Barron].

3    International Development,—(1) Minutes of Evidence taken before the International Development Committee [Conflict and development: Peacebuilding and post-Conflict reconstruction]; to be printed [No. 923-vi]; and

    (2) Memoranda laid before the Committee [Humanitarian response to natural disasters]

    [Malcolm Bruce].

4    Public Administration,—(1) Fifth Special Report from the Select Committee on Public Administration [Legislative and Regulatory Reform Bill: Government Response to the Committee's Third Report], together with Appendices; to be printed [No. 1205]; and

    (2) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee, together with Appendices [Ethics and Standards]; to be printed [No. 884-vii]

    [Dr Tony Wright].

[W.H., No. 105]

Minutes of Proceedings of the Sitting in Westminster Hall

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

Adjournment (Economic Partnership Agreements),—Resolved, That the sitting be now adjourned.—(Mr Gareth Thomas.)

    And accordingly the sitting was adjourned till Tuesday 13th June.

[Adjourned at 3.53 p.m.

Sir Alan Haselhurst

Deputy Speaker



 
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