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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Monday 3rd July 2006

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

PRAYERS.

1    First Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,—Mr David Amess reported from the First Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the draft National Minimum Wage Regulations 1999 (Amendment) Regulations 2006.

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

2    Second Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,—Mr Greg Pope reported from the Second Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the draft Private Security Industry Act 2001 (Amendments to Schedule 2) Order 2006.

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

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

    Wireless Telegraphy Bill [Lords],—The Lords have passed a Bill to consolidate enactments about wireless telegraphy; to which the Lords desire the concurrence of this House.

4    Wireless Telegraphy Bill [Lords],—The Wireless Telegraphy Bill [Lords] was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time to-morrow and to be printed [Bill 207].

    Ordered, That the Explanatory Notes relating to the Wireless Telegraphy Bill [Lords] be printed [Bill 207-EN].

5    New Member sworn,—Robert James MacGillivray Neill, Esquire, Member for Bromley and Chiselhurst, was sworn.

6    Estimates [3rd allotted day],—The House proceeded, pursuant to Resolution [27th June], to consider the Estimates appointed for consideration under Standing Order No. 145 (Liaison Committee).

    Estimates, 2006-07 (Department of Health),—A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That, for the year ending with 31st March 2007, for expenditure by the Department of Health—

    (1) further resources, not exceeding 37,417,520,000, be authorised for use as set out in House of Commons Paper No. 1035,

    (2) a further sum, not exceeding 38,276,451,000, be granted to Her Majesty out of the Consolidated Fund to meet the costs as so set out, and

    (3) limits as so set out be set on appropriations in aid—(Liz Blackman);

    The Debate was concluded, and the Question necessary to dispose of the proceedings was deferred, pursuant to paragraph (4) of Standing Order No. 54 (Consideration of estimates).

    Estimates, 2006-07 (The Electoral Commission),—A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That, for the year ending with 31st March 2007, for expenditure by The Electoral Commission—

    (1) further resources, not exceeding 15,334,000, be authorised for use as set out in House of Commons Paper No. 1039,

    (2) a further sum, not exceeding 15,777,000, be granted to Her Majesty out of the Consolidated Fund to meet the costs as so set out, and

    (3) limits as so set out be set on appropriations in aid—(Mr Dave Watts);

    And it being Ten o'clock, the Deputy Speaker interrupted the proceedings, and the Question necessary to dispose of proceedings was deferred, pursuant to paragraph (4) of Standing Order No. 54 (Consideration of estimates).

    The Deputy Speaker, pursuant to paragraph (5) of Standing Order No. 54 (Consideration of estimates), put the deferred Questions on Estimates, 2006-07.

    Estimates, 2006-07: Department of Health

    Resolved, That, for the year ending with 31st March 2007, for expenditure by the Department of Health—

    (1) further resources, not exceeding 37,417,520,000, be authorised for use as set out in House of Commons Paper No. 1035,

    (2) a further sum, not exceeding 38,276,451,000, be granted to Her Majesty out of the Consolidated Fund to meet the costs as so set out, and

    (3) limits as so set out be set on appropriations in aid.

    Estimates, 2006-07: The Electoral Commission

    Resolved, That, for the year ending with 31st March 2007, for expenditure by The Electoral Commission—

    (1) further resources, not exceeding 15,334,000, be authorised for use as set out in House of Commons Paper No. 1039,

    (2) a further sum, not exceeding 15,777,000, be granted to Her Majesty out of the Consolidated Fund to meet the costs as so set out, and

    (3) limits as so set out be set on appropriations in aid.

7    Estimates,—The Deputy Speaker then put the Questions required to be put, pursuant to Standing Order No. 55 (Questions on voting of estimates, &c.).

    Estimates, 2006-07

    Resolved, That, for the year ending with 31st March 2007—

    (1) further resources, not exceeding 189,522,522,000, be authorised for use for defence and civil services as set out in House of Commons Paper Nos. 1035, 1037, 1038 and 1039,

    (2) a further sum, not exceeding 173,632,056,000, be granted to Her Majesty out of the Consolidated Fund to meet the costs of defence and civil services as so set out, and

    (3) limits as set out in House of Commons Paper Nos. 1035, 1038 and 1039 be set on appropriations in aid.

    Ordered, That a Bill be brought in upon the foregoing Resolutions: And that the Chairman of Ways and Means, Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr Stephen Timms, Dawn Primarolo, John Healey and Ed Balls do prepare and bring it in.

8    Consolidated Fund (Appropriation) (No. 3) Bill,—John Healey accordingly presented a Bill to authorise the use of resources for the service of the year ending with 31st March 2007 and to apply certain sums out of the Consolidated Fund to the service of the year ending with 31st March 2007; and to repeal certain Consolidated Fund and Appropriation Acts: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time to-morrow and to be printed [Bill 205].

9    Adjournment,—Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.—(Mr Michael Foster.)

    And accordingly, the House, having continued to sit till twenty-five minutes past Ten o'clock, adjourned till to-morrow.

[Adjourned at 10.25 p.m.

Michael J. Martin

Speaker


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


APPENDIX I

Papers presented or laid upon the Table:

Papers delivered to the Votes and Proceedings Office on Friday 30th June 2006 pursuant to Standing Order No. 159 (Presentation of statutory instruments):

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

1    Customs,—(1) Export Control (Security and Para-military Goods) Order 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 1696); and

    (2) Technical Assistance Control Regulations 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 1719),

    dated 29th June 2006, with Explanatory Memoranda thereon [Mr Secretary Darling].

2    Education,—Education (Designated Institutions) Order 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 1674), dated 22nd June 2006, with an Explanatory Memorandum [Secretary Alan Johnson].

3    Industrial and Provident Societies,—Community Benefit Societies (Restriction on Use of Assets) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006 (S.R. (N.I.), 2006, No. 258), dated 12th June 2006, with an Explanatory Memorandum [Mr Secretary Hain].

4    Pensions,—Pension Protection Fund (Pension Sharing) Regulations 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 1690), dated 25th June 2006, with an Explanatory Memorandum [Mr Secretary Hutton].

5    Road Traffic,—Motor Vehicles (EC Type Approval) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 1695), dated 27th June 2006, with an Explanatory Memorandum [Mr Secretary Alexander].

Papers presented or laid upon the Table on Monday 3rd July 2006:

Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution:

6    Broadcasting,—Agreement dated 30th June 2006 between Her Majesty's Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport and the British Broadcasting Corporation [by Command] [Cm. 6872] [Secretary Tessa Jowell].

7    Marriage,—Draft Marriage Act 1949 (Remedial) Order 2006 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Ms Harriet Harman].

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

8    Environmental Protection,—Financial Assistance for Environmental Purposes Order 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 1735), dated 29th June 2006 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Secretary David Miliband].

9    Pensions,—Occupational Pension Schemes (Winding up Procedure Requirement) Regulations 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 1733), dated 29th June 2006 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Secretary Hutton].

10    Police,—Police Service of Northern Ireland and Police Service of Northern Ireland Reserve (Injury Benefit) Regulations 2006 (S.R. (N.I.), 2006, No. 268), dated 20th June 2006 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Secretary Hain].

Other Papers:

11    Church Commissioners,—Report and Accounts of the Church Commissioners for 2005 [by Measure] [Bridget Prentice].

12    Enterprise,—Account of the Competition Appeal Tribunal and Competition Service for 2005-06, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 1392] [Clerk of the House].

13    Government Trading Funds,—Report and Accounts of the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office for 2005-06, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 1112] [Clerk of the House].

14    Government Resources and Accounts,—Department for International Development Overseas Superannuation Resource Accounts for 2005-06, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 1224] [John Healey].

15    Learning and Skills,—Report and Accounts of the Adult Learning Inspectorate for 2005-06, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 1167] [Secretary Alan Johnson].

16    National Audit,—Reports by the Comptroller and Auditor General on—

    (1) Department for International Development: Working with Non-Governmental and other Civil Society Organisations to promote development; and

    (2) The creation of Ofcom: Wider lessons for public sector mergers of regulatory agencies

    [by Act]; to be printed [Nos. 1311 and 1175] [Clerk of the House].

17    New Roads and Street Works,—Report under the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991 for 2005 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Alexander].

18    North/South Co-operation (Implementation Bodies) (Northern Ireland),—Report and Accounts of the Special EU Programmes Body for 2004, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General for Northern Ireland thereon [by Statutory Instrument]; to be printed [No. 1236] [Mr Secretary Hain].

19    Public Petitions,—Observations by the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government on the Petition [21st June] from the Isitfair Council Tax protest campaign for a fair and equitable replacement for council tax [by Standing Order]; to be printed [Clerk of the House].

APPENDIX II

Standing Committees

1    Draft National Minimum Wage Regulations 1999 (Amendment) Regulations 2006,—The Committee of Selection has discharged Mr Alan Duncan, Mr Sadiq Khan, Mr John MacDougall and Rob Marris from the First Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the draft Regulations) and nominated in substitution Rosie Cooper, Mr Jim Devine, Mr Jonathan Djanogly and Lynda Waltho.

2    Draft Private Security Industry Act 2001 (Amendments to Schedule 2) Order 2006,—The Committee of Selection has discharged Lyn Brown and Helen Southworth from the Second Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the draft Order) and nominated in substitution Mrs Sharon Hodgson and Sarah McCarthy-Fry.

European Standing Committees

3    Unnumbered Explanatory Memorandum dated 23rd May relating to the Preliminary Draft Budget,—The Committee of Selection has discharged Mrs Theresa Villiers from European Standing Committee (nominated in respect of the Memorandum) and nominated in substitution Mr Mark Francois.

APPENDIX III

Reports from Select Committees

1    Education and Skills,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Education and Skills Committee [Sustainable Schools]; to be printed [No. 1150-ii] [Mr Barry Sheerman].

2    Trade and Industry,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Trade and Industry Committee [UK dependency on gas and coal imports]; to be printed [No. 1123-v] [Peter Luff].

3    Work and Pensions,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Work and Pensions Committee [Departmental Annual Report]; to be printed [No. 1389] [Mr Terry Rooney].

COURT OF REFEREES

In pursuance of Standing Order 89 relating to Private Business (Constitution of Court of Referees on private bills) the Speaker appointed the following Members to the Court of Referees on Private Bills: Mr Peter Atkinson, Sir John Butterfill, Andrew Gwynne, Mr David Heath, Mrs Sharon Hodgson, Mr Andrew Slaughter and Ms Angela C. Smith.



 
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