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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Thursday 13th July 2006

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

PRAYERS.

1    Charities Bill [Lords],—Mr Roger Gale reported from Standing Committee A, That it had gone through the Charities Bill [Lords], and made Amendments thereunto.

    Bill, as amended in the Standing Committee, to be considered to-morrow and to be printed [Bill 213].

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

2    Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Bill [Lords],—Mr Eric Martlew reported from Standing Committee B, That it had gone through the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Bill [Lords], and made Amendments thereunto.

    Bill, as amended in the Standing Committee, to be considered to-morrow and to be printed [Bill 212].

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

3    Fourth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,—Mr Martyn Jones reported from the Fourth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the draft Television Licensable Content Services Order 2006, and the draft Radio Multiplex Services (Required Percentage of Digital Capacity) Order 2006.

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

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

    The Lords have agreed to the Government of Wales Bill, with Amendments; to which the Lords desire the concurrence of this House.

5    Government of Wales Bill,—Lords Amendments to the Government of Wales Bill to be considered to-morrow; and to be printed [Bill 215].

6    NHS Redress Bill [Lords],—The House, according to Order, proceeded to consider the NHS Redress Bill [Lords], as amended in the Standing Committee.

    A Clause (NC1) (General duty to promote resolution under scheme)—(Mr Sin Simon)—brought up, read the first and second time, and added to the Bill.

    Amendments (Nos. 8 to 10) made to the Bill.

    Another Amendment (No. 1) proposed to the Bill, in page 4, line 16, after the first 'the', to insert the word 'independent'.—(Mr John Baron.)

    Question put, That the Amendment be made.

The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Andrew Selous, Mr Tobias Ellwood: 170.

      Tellers for the Noes, Mr Frank Roy, Jonathan Shaw: 265.

    Another Amendment (No. 11) made to the Bill.

    Another Amendment (No. 12) proposed to the Bill, in page 4, line 41, to leave out the words 'subsection (2)' and insert the words 'subsections (2) and (4)'.—(Andy Burnham.)

    Question proposed, That the Amendment be made.

    And it being Five o'clock, the Deputy Speaker put the Question, pursuant to Order [5th June]

    Amendment (No. 12) made to the Bill.

    The Deputy Speaker then put the Question on an Amendment selected for separate decision.

    Another Amendment (No. 5) proposed to the Bill, in page 5, line 1, to leave out paragraph (a).—(Mr John Baron.)

    Question put, That the Amendment be made.

The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Andrew Selous, Mr David Evennett: 173.

      Tellers for the Noes, Mr John Heppell, Huw Irranca-Davies: 254.

    The Deputy Speaker then put the Question on the remaining Amendments moved by a Minister of the Crown.

    Other Amendments (Nos. 13 to 18) made to the Bill.

    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, Jonathan Shaw, Huw Irranca-Davies: 253.

      Tellers for the Noes, Angela Watkinson, Andrew Selous: 160.

So the Question was agreed to.

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

7    Preliminary Draft Budget,—A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 119 (European Standing Committees), That this House takes note of the unnumbered Explanatory Memorandum from HM Treasury dated 23rd May 2006 relating to the Preliminary Draft Budget of the European Communities for the financial year 2007; and supports the Government's efforts to maintain budget discipline in the Community—(Jonathan Shaw).

The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Jonathan Shaw, Huw Irranca-Davies: 249.

      Tellers for the Noes, Mr Tobias Ellwood, Andrew Selous: 157.

So the Question was agreed to.

8    Human Tissue,—Ordered, That the Human Tissue Act 2004 (Ethical Approval, Exceptions from Licensing and Supply of Information about Transplants) Regulations 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 1260) and the Code of Practice on Consent (Code 1) be referred to a Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation.—(Mr Michael Foster.)

9    Business of the House,—Ordered, That, at the sitting on Tuesday 18th July, the Speaker shall put the Questions necessary to dispose of proceedings on the Motion in the name of Mr Edward Leigh relating to Public Accounts not later than Ten o'clock or three hours after their commencement, whichever is the later; proceedings may continue, though opposed, after the moment of interruption; and Standing Order No. 41A (Deferred divisions) shall not apply.—(Mr Michael Foster.)

10    Business of the House,—Ordered, That, at the sitting on Thursday 20th July, proceedings on the Motion for the adjournment of the House in the name of the Prime Minister relating to International Development may continue, though opposed, for three hours or until six o'clock, whichever is the later; and shall then lapse if not previously disposed of.—(Mr Michael Foster.)

11    Public Petitions,—Public Petitions from—

    (1) residents of South Bedfordshire for the retention of the three tier school system in Bedfordshire; and

    (2) Respect for Animals and citizens opposed to the brutal slaughter of seal pups by Canada for legislation to prohibit the import of all seal products

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

12    Adjournment,—A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That this House do now adjourn—(Mr Michael Foster);

    And the Motion having been made after Six o'clock, and the Debate having continued for half an hour, the Deputy Speaker adjourned the House without Question put, pursuant to the Standing Order, it being then twenty-five minutes to Seven o'clock, till to-morrow.

[Adjourned at 6.35 p.m.

Michael J. Martin

Speaker


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


APPENDIX I

Papers presented or laid upon the Table:

Paper subject to Affirmative Resolution:

1    Mental Capacity,—Draft Mental Capacity Act 2005 (Independent Mental Capacity Advocates) (Expansion of Role) Regulations 2006 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Ms Secretary Hewitt].

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

2    Mental Capacity,—Mental Capacity Act 2005 (Independent Mental Capacity Advocates) (General) Regulations 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 1832), dated 7th July 2006 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Ms Secretary Hewitt].

3    National Health Service,—National Health Service (Dental Charges) Amendment Regulations 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 1837), dated 11th July 2006 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Ms Secretary Hewitt].

4    Pensions,—Draft Code of Practice No. 8 by the Pensions Regulator on Member-nominated trustees and directors—putting in place and implementing arrangements [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Secretary Hutton].

Other Papers:

5    Agriculture,—Report and Accounts of the Meat and Livestock Commission for 2005-06, and Report and Accounts of Hybu Cig Cymru for 2005-06, with Reports of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon, [by Act]; to be printed [No. 1168-I and -II] [Secretary David Miliband].

6    Environmental Audit,—Government Response to the Fifth Report from the Environmental Audit Committee, Session 2005-06, on Sustainable Housing: A Follow-up Report [by Command] [Cm. 6893] [Secretary Ruth Kelly].

7    Crown Estate,—Report of the Crown Estate Commissioners for 2005-06 [by Act] [Clerk of the House].

8    Government Resources and Accounts,—Reports and Accounts for 2005-06 of the—

    (1) Maritime and Coastguard Agency, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 1249] [Mr Secretary Alexander];

    (2) Office for National Statistics, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 1240] [Mr John Healey]; and

    (3) Planning Inspectorate, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 1165] [Secretary Ruth Kelly].

9    Government Trading Funds,—Treasury Minute, dated 13th July 2006, on the Royal Mint Trading Fund [by Act] [Mr Stephen Timms].

10    International Development,—Paper, entitled Eliminating World Poverty: Making Governance Work for the Poor [by Command] [Cm. 6876] [Secretary Hilary Benn].

11    Life Sentences (Northern Ireland),—Report of the Life Sentence Review Commissioners for 2005-06 [by Statutory Instrument]; to be printed [No. 1220] [Mr Secretary Hain].

12    National Statistics,—Report of National Statistics for 2005-06 [by Command] [Cm. 6862] [John Healey].

13    Northern Ireland,—Report and Accounts of the Business Development Service for 2005-06, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General for Northern Ireland thereon [by Statutory Instrument]; to be printed [No. 1242] [Mr Secretary Hain].

14    Northern Ireland (Sentences),—Report of the Sentence Review Commissioners for 2005-06 [by Act]; to be printed [No. 1219] [Mr Secretary Hain].

15    Police,—Report of the Chief Surveillance Commissioner for 2005-06 [by Act]; to be printed [No. 1298] [The Prime Minister].

16    Public Accounts,—Treasury Minutes on the Fortieth to Forty-second Reports from the Committee of Public Accounts, Session 2005-06 [by Command] [Cm. 6884] [John Healey].

17    Public Petitions,—Observations by the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government on the Petition [14th June] from residents of Milton Keynes against the erection of a telecommunications tower at Fingle Drive, Stonebridge, Milton Keynes [by Standing Order]; to be printed [Clerk of the House].

18    Science and Technology,—Report and Accounts of the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council for 2005-06, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 1270] [Mr Secretary Darling].

19    2007 Spending Review,—Paper, entitled Releasing the resources to meet the challenges ahead: Value for money in the 2007 Comprehensive Spending Review [by Command] [Cm. 6889] [Mr Stephen Timms].

APPENDIX II

Standing Committees

1    Draft Adoption and Children Act 2002 (Consequential Amendment to Statutory Adoption Pay) Order 2006, and the draft Maternity and Parental Leave etc. and the Paternity and Adoption Leave (Amendment) Regulations 2006:

    (1) The Speaker has allocated the draft Order and draft Regulations to the First Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation and has appointed Mr David Wilshire Chairman; and

    (2) the Committee of Selection has nominated seventeen Members to serve on the Committee: Charlotte Atkins, Mr Crispin Blunt, Mr David Burrowes, Lorely Burt, Greg Clark, Ann Coffey, Mr Edward Davey, Jim Fitzpatrick, Mr Stephen Hepburn, Mr Kevan Jones, Miss Julie Kirkbride, Mrs Eleanor Laing, Steve McCabe, John McDonnell, Mr Alan Milburn, Gwyn Prosser and Derek Wyatt.

2    Draft Northern Ireland Act 2000 (Modification) (No. 2) Order 2006:

    (1) The Speaker has allocated the draft Order to the Second Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation and has appointed Mr David Marshall Chairman; and

    (2) the Committee of Selection has nominated seventeen Members to serve on the Committee: Mr David Curry, Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas, Mrs Nadine Dorries, Mr Michael Foster (Worcester), Mr Christopher Fraser, Mr David Hamilton, Mr David Hanson, Dr Brian Iddon, Mr Brian Jenkins, Lynne Jones, Mr Denis Murphy, Mr Alan Reid, Mr Laurence Robertson, Mr Peter Robinson, Andrew Rosindell, Joan Walley and Lynda Waltho.

3    Home Information Pack Regulations 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 1503):

    (1) The Speaker has allocated the Regulations to the Third Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation and has appointed Mr Hugh Bayley Chairman; and

    (2) the Committee of Selection has nominated seventeen Members to serve on the Committee: Mr Henry Bellingham, Tom Brake, Yvette Cooper, James Duddridge, Michael Gove, Nia Griffith, Mr Stewart Jackson, Mr Mark Lancaster, Kerry McCarthy, Joan Ruddock, Jonathan Shaw, Ms Angela C. Smith (Sheffield, Hillsborough), Mr John Spellar, Ms Gisela Stuart, Andrew Stunell, Mrs Betty Williams and Mr Anthony Wright (Great Yarmouth).

4    Draft Television Licensable Content Services Order 2006, and the draft Radio Multiplex Services (Required Percentage of Digital Capacity) Order 2006,—The Committee of Selection has discharged Paul Flynn, Mr Brian Jenkins and Jessica Morden from the Fourth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the draft Orders) and nominated in substitution Mr David Anderson, Mr Bob Laxton and Dr Gavin Strang.

5    Draft Smoking (Northern Ireland) Order 2006:

    (1) The Speaker has allocated the draft Order to the Fourth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation and has appointed Mr Greg Pope Chairman; and

    (2) the Committee of Selection has nominated seventeen Members to serve on the Committee: Ben Chapman, Mr Michael Foster (Worcester), Mr Bruce George, Paul Goggins, Mr David Jones, Jane Kennedy, Mr Piara S. Khabra, Mr Eddie McGrady, Mr Elliot Morley, Dan Norris, John Penrose, Mr Jamie Reed, Mr Alan Reid, Mr Laurence Robertson, Mrs Iris Robinson, Andrew Rosindell and Helen Southworth.

    European Standing Committees

6    European Union Document No. 5163 and Addendum 1 relating to Vehicle Type Approval: Emission Limits,—The Committee of Selection has discharged Mr Julian Brazier and Mrs Nadine Dorries from the European Standing Committee (nominated in respect of the Document) and nominated in substitution Mr Greg Knight and Mr Edward Vaizey.

7    The Speaker has appointed Mr Peter Atkinson Chairman of the European Standing Committee in respect of European Union Document No. 5163/06 and Addendum 1 relating to Vehicle Type Approval: Emission Limits.

APPENDIX III

Reports from Select Committees

1    Communities and Local Government,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Communities and Local Government Committee [Introductory Hearing with the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government]; to be printed [No. 1524] [Dr Phyllis Starkey].

2    Crossrail Bill,—(1) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Select Committee on the Crossrail Bill on 12th July 2006; to be printed [No. 837-lii]; and

    (2) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee; to be printed [No. 837-liii]

    [Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger].

3    Draft Legal Services Bill,—Report from the Joint Committee on the Draft Legal Services Bill, together with Appendices to the Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee [No. 1154] [Mr David Kidney].

4    Environmental Audit,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Environmental Audit Committee [Climate Change-the UK Programme 2006]; to be printed [No. 1452-iii] [Mr Tim Yeo].

5    Environment, Food and Rural Affairs,—(1) Sixth Special Report from the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee [Government and Environment Agency Responses to the Seventh Report from the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee, Session 2005-06, on The Environment Agency]; to be printed [No. 1519];

    (2) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee on 12th July [The work of Defra], together with Memoranda laid before the Committee; to be printed [No. 1520-i];

    (3) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee on 12th July [The UK Government's "Vision for the Common Agricultural Policy"], together with Memoranda laid before the Committee; to be printed [No. 1250-iii]; and

    (4) Memoranda laid before the Committee [Correspondence relating to the Seventh Report from the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee, Session 2005-06, on The Environment Agency];

    [Mr Michael Jack].

6    European Scrutiny,—(1) Thirty-fifth Report from the European Scrutiny Committee; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 34-xxxv];

    (2) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee on 12th July [Current matters relating to the European Union]; to be printed [No. 1515-i]; and

    (3) Memoranda laid before the Committee [Ministerial Correspondence]

    [Michael Connarty].

7    Health,—(1) Fourth Report from the Health Committee [Independent Sector Treatment Centres], 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. 934-I and -III]; and

    (2) Memoranda laid before the Committee [Independent Sector Treatment Centres]

    [Mr Kevin Barron].

8    Home Affairs,—Fifth Report from the Home Affairs Committee [Immigration Control], 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. 775-I and -III] [Mr John Denham].

9    Public Accounts,—(1) Fifty-seventh Report from the Committee of Public Accounts [MG Rover]; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 1003];

    (2) Fifty-eighth Report from the Committee [Enhancing urban green spaces]; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 1073];

    (3) Fifty-ninth Report from the Committee [Improving poorly performing schools]; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 956];

    (4) Sixtieth Report from the Committee [Home Office Resource Accounts 2004-05]; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 1079];

    (5) Sixty-first Report from the Committee [Crown Prosecution Service: Effective use of magistrates courts' hearings]; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 982];

    (6) Sixty-second Report from the Committee [The electronic monitoring of offenders]; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 800]; and

    (7) Sixty-third Report from the Committee [Delivering high quality public services for all]; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 1530]

    [Mr Edward Leigh].

10    Statutory Instruments,—(1) Thirty-third Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, together with Memoranda laid before the Committee; to be printed [No. 35-xxxiii]; and

    (2) Second Special Report from the Committee [Scrutinising Statutory Instruments: Departmental Returns 2005]; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 1523]

    [David Maclean].

11    Welsh Affairs,—Fourth Report from the Welsh Affairs Committee [Future of RAF St Athan], 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. 1129] [Dr Hywel Francis].

12    Work and Pensions,—Fourth Report from the Work and Pensions Committee [Pension Reform], 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. 1068] [Mr Terry Rooney].

[W.H., No. 120]

Minutes of Proceedings of the Sitting in Westminster Hall

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

Adjournment (Efficiency savings programme in Jobcentre Plus—Second Report from the Work and Pensions Committee and the Government's response thereto),—Resolved, That the sitting be now adjourned.—(Kevin Brennan.)

    And accordingly the sitting was adjourned till Tuesday 18th July.

[Adjourned at 5 p.m.

Sir Alan Haselhurst

Deputy Speaker



 
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