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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Tuesday 20th June 2006

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

PRAYERS.

1    Income Tax,—The Vice-Chamberlain of the Household reported to the House, That its Address of 22nd May had been presented to Her Majesty; and that Her Majesty had been pleased to receive the same very graciously and to give the following Answer:

    I have received your address praying that the Double Taxation Relief (Taxes on Income) (Botswana) Order 2006 and the Double Taxation Relief (Taxes on Income) (Japan) Order 2006 be made in the form of the drafts laid before your House on 20th April.

    I will comply with your request.

2    Regulatory Reform,—Andrew Miller reported from the Regulatory Reform Committee the following Resolution:

    That a draft Order in the same terms as the proposal for the Regulatory Reform (Agricultural Tenancies) (England and Wales) Order 2006, which was laid before the House on 30th March, should be laid before the House.

3    Finance (No. 2) Bill,—Sir John Butterfill reported from Standing Committee A, That it had gone through the Finance (No. 2) Bill (except Clauses Nos. 13 to 15, 26, 61, 91 and 106, Schedule No. 14, and new Clauses relating to the effect of provisions of the Bill on section 18 of the Inheritance Tax Act 1984), and made Amendments thereunto.

    Bill, not amended in the Committee and as amended in the Standing Committee, to be considered to-morrow; and to be printed [Bill 197].

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

4    Second Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,—David Taylor reported from the Second Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules (House of Commons Paper No. 1016).

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

5    Third Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,—Janet Anderson reported from the Third Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the Railways and Other Guided Transport Systems (Safety) Regulations 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 599).

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

6    Fourth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,—Mr Eric Martlew reported from the Fourth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the draft Contracting Out (Functions Relating to Child Support) Order 2006.

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

7    Sixth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,—Sir Nicholas Winterton reported from the Sixth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the draft Army, Air Force and Naval Discipline Acts (Continuation) Order 2006, and the draft Courts-Martial (Prosecution Appeals) Order 2006.

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

8    Northern Ireland Grand Committee,—Hugh Bayley reported from the Northern Ireland Grand Committee the draft Budget (No. 2) (Northern Ireland) Order 2006, referred to it on 8th June.

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

    The Lords have agreed to the Climate Change and Sustainable Energy Bill, without Amendment.

    The Lords do not insist on their Amendment to the Electoral Administration Bill to which this House has disagreed but propose an Amendment in lieu thereof.

    Conventions,—The Lords communicate that they have resolved that notwithstanding the Resolutions of the House of Lords of 25th April and 22nd May, it be an instruction to the Joint Committee on Conventions that it should report by the end of this session of Parliament; with which Resolution the Lords desire the concurrence of this House.

10    Electoral Administration Bill,—Lords Amendment in lieu of Lords Amendment to which the Commons have disagreed to be considered to-morrow; and to be printed [Bill 201].

11    Constitutional Affairs,—Ordered, That the Minutes of Proceedings of the Constitutional Affairs Committee in this session of Parliament, together with the Minutes of Proceedings of any sub-committee which it may appoint, be laid upon the Table from time to time.

12    National Health Service (Consequential Provisions) Bill [Lords],—Ordered, That the Lords Message [yesterday] relating to the National Health Service (Consequential Provisions) Bill [Lords] be now considered.

    Lords Message considered accordingly.

    Resolved, That this House concurs with the Lords in their Resolution.

    Message to the Lords to acquaint them therewith.

13    Children and Adoption Bill [Lords],—The House, according to Order, proceeded to consider the Children and Adoption Bill [Lords], as amended in the Standing Committee.

    A Clause (NC3) (Parental responsibility prior to adoption abroad)—(Annette Brooke)—brought up, and read the first time.

    Question proposed, That the Clause be read a second time:—Clause, by leave, withdrawn.

    Another Clause (NC4) (Presumption in favour of co-parenting)—(Tim Loughton)—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 David Evennett, Mr Henry Bellingham: 146.

      Tellers for the Noes, Mr Dave Watts, Huw Irranca-Davies: 324.

    Another Clause (NC17) (Non-resident parents)—(Annette Brooke)—brought up, and read the first time.

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

The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Jenny Willott, Paul Rowen: 185.

      Tellers for the Noes, Mr Dave Watts, Huw Irranca-Davies: 277.

    Another Clause (NC20) (Risk assessments)—(Mrs Maria Miller)—brought up, and read the first time.

    Question proposed, That the Clause be read a second time:—Clause, by leave, withdrawn.

    Another Clause (NC21) (Recompense of those penalised by non-compliance with a contact order)—(Tim Loughton)—brought up, and read the first time.

    Question proposed, That the Clause be read a second time:—Clause, by leave, withdrawn.

    Another Clause (NC22) (Mediation pre-child contact order where the safety of the child is not an issue)—(Mrs Maria Miller)—brought up, and read the first time.

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

    And it being Nine o'clock, the Deputy Speaker put the Question already proposed from the Chair, pursuant to Order [2nd March].

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

The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Mr Henry Bellingham, Mr David Evennett: 164.

      Tellers for the Noes, Mr Frank Roy, Mr Michael Foster: 261.

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

The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Mr Frank Roy, Mr Michael Foster: 291.

      Tellers for the Noes, Mr David Evennett, Mr Simon Burns: 132.

So the Question was agreed to.

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

14    Adjournment,—Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.—(Steve McCabe.)

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

[Adjourned at 10.33 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 Negative Resolution:

1    Universities of Oxford and Cambridge,—Statute, dated 2nd March 2006, made by the Governing Body of Robinson College in the University of Cambridge, amending the Statutes of the College [by Act][Ms Harriet Harman].

Other Papers:

2    Agriculture,—Reports on Smallholdings in England for—

    (1) 2002-03; and

    (2) 2003-04

    [by Act] [Secretary David Miliband].

3    Government Resources and Accounts (Northern Ireland),—General Report by the Comptroller and Auditor General for Northern Ireland on Financial Auditing and Reporting: 2004-05 [by Act]; to be printed [No. 1199] [Mr Secretary Hain].

APPENDIX II

Standing Committees

1    Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules (House of Commons Paper No. 1016),—The Committee of Selection has discharged Natascha Engel, Linda Gilroy, Mr Alan Milburn, Mr Geoffrey Robinson and Helen Southworth from the Second Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the Statement) and nominated in substitution Mr John Grogan, Mr Shahid Malik, Ms Angela C. Smith (Sheffield, Hillsborough), Mrs Linda Riordan and Jon Trickett.

2    Railways and Other Guided Transport Systems (Safety) Regulations 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 599),—The Committee of Selection has discharged Mr Robert Marshall-Andrews from the Third Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the Regulations) and nominated in substitution Mr Brian H. Donohoe.

3    Draft Contracting Out (Functions Relating to Child Support) Order 2006,—The Committee of Selection has discharged Gordon Banks and Mr Piara S. Khabra from the Fourth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the draft Order) and nominated in substitution Graham Stringer and David Wright.

4    Draft Army, Air Force and Naval Discipline Acts (Continuation) Order 2006, and the draft Courts-Martial (Prosecution Appeals) Order 2006,—The Committee of Selection has discharged Clive Efford, Geraldine Smith and Dr Gavin Strang from the Sixth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the draft Orders) and nominated in substitution David Heyes, Mr Andy Reed and Mr Jamie Reed.

5    Draft Representation of the People (Form of Canvass) (England and Wales) Regulations 2006, and the draft Representation of the People (Form of Canvass) (Scotland) Regulations 2006,—The Committee of Selection has discharged David Mundell from the Eighth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the draft Regulations) and nominated in substitution Mr Oliver Heald.

APPENDIX III

Reports from Select Committees

1    Constitutional Affairs,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Constitutional Affairs Committee [Reform of the coroners system and death certification]; to be printed [No. 902-iv] [Mr Alan Beith].

2    Conventions,—(1) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Joint Committee on Conventions; to be printed [No. 1212-ii]; and

    (2) Memoranda laid before the Joint Committee

    [Sir Malcolm Rifkind].

3    Crossrail Bill,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Select Committee on the Crossrail Bill to be printed [No. 837-xlii] [Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger].

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-v] [Mr John Whittingdale].

5    Defence,—(1) Eighth Report from the Defence Committee [The Future of the UK's Strategic Nuclear Deterrent: The Strategic Context], 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. 986];

    (2) Seventh Special Report from the Committee [Government Response to the Sixth Report of the Committee, Session 2005-06: Ministry of Defence Annual Report and Accounts 2004-05]; to be printed [No.1293]; and

    (3) Part of the Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee [UK Operations in Iraq]; to be printed [No. 1241]

    [Mr James Arbuthnot].

6    Home Affairs,—Fourth Report from the Home Affairs Committee [Terrorism Detention Powers], with an Appendix, 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. 910] [Mr John Denham].

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

8    Regulatory Reform,—Sixth Report from the Regulatory Reform Committee [Proposal for the Regulatory Reform (Agricultural Tenancies) (England and Wales) Order 2006]; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 1309] [Andrew Miller].

9    Science and Technology,—(1) Fourth Report from the Committee [Watching the Directives: Scientific Advice on the EU Physical Agents (Electromagnetic Fields) Directive], 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. 1030]; and

    (2) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Science and Technology Committee [Office of Science and Innovation Scrutiny Report 2006]; to be printed [No. 490-iv]

    [Mr Phil Willis].

10    Trade and Industry,—(1) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Trade and Industry Committee [UK dependency on gas imports]; to be printed [No. 1123-iii];

    (2) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee [Nuclear new build: issues to be addressed]; to be printed [No. 1122-vi]; and

    (3) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee [UK dependence on coal imports]; to be printed [No. 1316-i]

    [Peter Luff].

[W.H., No. 109]

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 Frank Roy.)

    And accordingly the sitting was adjourned till to-morrow.

[Adjourned at 1.57 p.m.

Sir Alan Haselhurst

Deputy Speaker



 
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