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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Monday 10th July 2006

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

PRAYERS.

1    First Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,—Mr David Wilshire reported from the First Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the draft General Lighthouse Authorities (Beacons: Automatic Identification System) 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:

    The Lords do not insist on their Amendment to the Electoral Administration Bill to which this House has disagreed.

3    Education and Skills,—Ordered, That the Minutes of Proceedings of the Education and Skills 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.

4    Broadcasting,—A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That this House approves the Agreement (Cm 6872) dated 30th June 2006, between the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport and the British Broadcasting Corporation, which was laid before this House on 3rd July 2006—(Secretary Tessa Jowell);

    An Amendment was proposed to the Question, in line 4, to add the words 'but regrets that the proposed BBC Trust will not be sufficiently independent as a regulator for the BBC; believes that the National Audit Office should have full access to the BBC's accounts; is concerned that the announcement of the licence fee has been delayed without adequate explanation; further regrets the fact that the Charter Renewal process has been separated from the final licence fee decision; and further believes that the BBC's bid for an increase in the licence fee of 2.3 per cent. on top of the Retail Price Index is excessive.', instead thereof.—(Mr Hugo Swire.)

    And the Question being put, That the Amendment be made;

The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Michael Fabricant, Angela Watkinson: 222.

      Tellers for the Noes, Mr Ian Cawsey, Tony Cunningham: 284.

So the Question was negatived.

    And the Main Question being put;

    Resolved, That this House approves the Agreement (Cm 6872) dated 30th June 2006, between the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport and the British Broadcasting Corporation, which was laid before this House on 3rd July 2006.

5    Climate Change Levy,—A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation), That the draft Climate Change Agreements (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2006, which were laid before this House on 12th June, be approved—(Mr Michael Foster):—It was agreed to.

6    Northern Ireland,—A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation), That the draft Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Northern Ireland) Order 2006, which was laid before this House on 12th June, be approved—(Mr Michael Foster):—It was agreed to.

7    Data Protection,—A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation), That the draft Data Protection (Processing of Sensitive Personal Data) Order 2006, which was laid before this House on 13th June, be approved—(Mr Michael Foster):—It was agreed to.

8    Rehabilitation of Offenders,—A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation), That the draft Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2006, which was laid before this House on 12th June, be approved—(Mr Michael Foster):—It was agreed to.

9    Road Traffic,—A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation), That the draft Motor Vehicles (Wearing of Seat Belts) (Amendment) Regulations 2006, which were laid before this House on 14th June, be approved—(Mr Michael Foster):—It was agreed to.

10    Public Petitions,—Public Petitions from—

    (1) residents of Willalla House, Canvey Island, Essex, for a full time warden at Willalla House; and

    (2) residents of Benfleet, Essex, and others against the proposed development of a military style assault course near Rivenhall;

    were presented and read; and ordered to lie upon the Table and to be printed.

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

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

[Adjourned at 10.46 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 7th July 2006 pursuant to Standing Order No. 158 (Presentation of command papers):

1    Broadcasting,—(1) Papers, entitled:

      (i) BBC Outsourcing: The contract between the BBC and Siemens Business Services for the provision of technology services—NAO review presented to the BBC Governors' Audit Committee, June 2006, by the Comptroller and Auditor General, and a response to the review from the BBC; and

      (ii) The BBC's definition of overheads—NAO review presented to the BBC Governors' Audit Committee, June 2006, by the Comptroller and Auditor General, and a response to the review from the BBC; and

    (2) Report and Accounts of the British Broadcasting Corporation for 2005-06

    [Secretary Tessa Jowell].

2    Treaty Series (No. 16, 2006),—Protocol, done at New York on 15th November 2000, against the Smuggling of Migrants by Land, Sea and Air, supplementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime [Cm. 6880] [Secretary Margaret Beckett].

3    Treaty Series (No. 17, 2006),—Protocol, done at New York on 15th November 2000, to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children, supplementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime [Cm. 6881] [Secretary Margaret Beckett].

Papers delivered to the Votes and Proceedings Office on Friday 7th July 2006 pursuant to Standing Order No. 159 (Presentation of statutory instruments):

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

4    Animals,—Horses (Zootechnical Standards) (England) Regulations 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 1757), dated 3rd July 2006, with an Explanatory Memorandum [Secretary David Miliband].

5    Children and Young People,—Children Act 1989 Representations Procedure (England) Regulations 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 1738), dated 29th June 2006, with an Explanatory Memorandum [Secretary Alan Johnson].

6    Education,—Education (Outturn Statements) (England) Regulations 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 1760), dated 4th July 2006, with an Explanatory Memorandum [Secretary Alan Johnson].

7    Family Proceedings,—Family Proceedings (Amendment) Rules (Northern Ireland) 2006 (S.R. (N.I.), 2006, No. 304), dated 4th July, with an Explanatory Memorandum [Bridget Prentice].

8    Financial Services and Markets,—Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Gibraltar) (Amendment) Order 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 1805), dated 6th July 2006, with an Explanatory Memorandum [Ed Balls].

9    Road Traffic,—Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) (Amendment) Regulations 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 1756), dated 4th July 2006, with an Explanatory Memorandum [Mr Secretary Alexander].

10    Security Industry,—Private Security Industry Act 2001 (Designated Activities) (Amendment No. 2) Order 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 1804), dated 6th July 2006, with an Explanatory Memorandum [Secretary John Reid].

11    Social Security,—Social Security (Students and Income-related Benefits) Amendment Regulations 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 1752), dated 3rd July 2006, with an Explanatory Memorandum [Mr Secretary Hutton].

12    Supreme Court (Northern Ireland),—Rules of the Supreme Court (Northern Ireland) (Amendment No. 2) 2006 (S.R. (N.I.), 2006, No. 305), dated 5th July, with an Explanatory Memorandum [Bridget Prentice].

Papers presented or laid upon the Table on Monday 10th July 2006:

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

13    Defence,—Courts-Martial (Prosecution Appeals) (Supplementary Provisions) Order 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 1788), dated 5th July 2006 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Secretary Des Browne].

14    Designs,—Design Right (Semiconductor Topographies) (Amendment) Regulations 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 1833), dated 10th July 2006 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Secretary Darling].

15    Disabled Persons,—Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (Amendment) (Further and Higher Education) Regulations 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 1721), dated 29th June 2006 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Secretary Alan Johnson].

16    Education,—(1) Josiah Mason Sixth Form College, Erdington, Birmingham (Dissolution) Order 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 1754), dated 3rd July 2006;

    (2) Widnes and Runcorn Sixth Form College (Dissolution) Order 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 1739), dated 1st July 2006; and

    (3) Wimbledon School of Art Higher Education Corporation (Dissolution) Order 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 1746), dated 1st July 2006

    [by Act], with Explanatory Memoranda thereon [by Command] [Secretary Alan Johnson].

Other Papers:

17    British Library,—Statement of appointment and salary of Sir Colin Lucas as Chairman of the Board of the British Library [by Act] [Secretary Tessa Jowell].

18    Children,—Report and Accounts of the Office of the Children's Commissioner for 2005-06, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 1278] [Secretary Alan Johnson].

19    Government Resources and Accounts,—(1) Report and Accounts of the Defence Estates Agency for 2005-06, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 1273] [Secretary Des Browne]; and

    (2) Resource Accounts of the Postal Services Commission for 2005-06, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 1421] [John Healey].

20    Health and Social Care,—Reports and Accounts for 2005-06 of—

    (1) Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust; and

    (2) University College London Hospitals

    [by Act] [Ms Secretary Hewitt].

21    Home Office,—Paper, entitled Countering International Terrorism: The United Kingdom's Strategy [by Command] [Cm. 6888] [Secretary John Reid].

22    Law Commission,—Report of the Law Commission on Inchoate Liability for Assisting and Encouraging Crime [by Command] [Cm. 6878] [Bridget Prentice].

23    National Audit,—Report by the Comptroller and Auditor General on Improving the use of temporary nursing staff in NHS acute and foundation trusts [by Act]; to be printed [No. 1176] [Clerk of the House].

24    National Heritage,—Report and Accounts of the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew for 2005-06, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 1306] [Clerk of the House].

25    National Lottery,—Report and Accounts of the United Kingdom Sports Council Grant-in-Aid and Lottery Distribution Fund for 2005-06, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 1160] [Secretary Tessa Jowell].

26    National Statistics,—Report and Accounts of the Statistics Commission for 2005-06, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Command] [Cm. 6857] [John Healey].

APPENDIX II

Standing Committees

Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Bill [Lords],—The Committee of Selection has discharged Mrs Joan Humble from Standing Committee B (nominated in respect of the Bill) and nominated in substitution Kali Mountford.

APPENDIX III

Reports from Select Committees

Education and Skills,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Education and Skills Committee [Research Funding]; to be printed [No.1405-i] [Mr Barry Sheerman].



 
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