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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Monday 17th 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 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.

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

2    European Standing Committee,—Mr Peter Atkinson reported from a European Standing Committee the following Resolution:

    That the Committee takes note of European Union Document No. 5163/06 and ADD 1, Draft Regulation on type approval of motor vehicles with respect to emissions and on access to vehicle repair information, amending Directive 72/306/EEC and Directive ../../EC; endorses the Government's support for a package of measures to reduce vehicle emissions substantially, leading to improvements to health and the environment, whilst allowing appropriate flexibility for industry in the short-term; and further notes that the Government will keep under review the costs and impacts of the proposal, so that it can continue to seek the right balance between environmental and other benefits and burdens on industry.

    Resolution to lie upon the Table.

    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:

    The Lords have agreed to the Consolidated Fund (Appropriation) (No. 3) Bill, without Amendment.

    The Lords have agreed to the Finance (No. 2) Bill, without Amendment.

    The Lords agree to the Amendments made by this House to the Commons Bill [Lords], without Amendment.

    Piped Music and Showing of Television Programmes Bill [Lords],—The Lords have passed a Bill to provide for the Secretary of State to draw up a plan to prohibit piped music and the showing of television programmes in the public areas of hospitals and on public transport; and to require the wearing of headphones by persons listening to music in the public areas of hospitals and on public transport; to which the Lords desire the concurrence of this House.

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

    A Clause (NC13) (Mesothelioma: damages)—(Bridget Prentice)—brought up, read the first and second time, and added to the Bill.

    Another Clause (NC1) (Specified conditions for exemption)—(Mr Oliver Heald)—brought up and read the first time.

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

The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Angela Watkinson, Mr David Evennett: 162.

      Tellers for the Noes, Jonathan Shaw, Huw Irranca-Davies: 301.

    It being after Nine o'clock, the Deputy Speaker put the Questions on Amendments which had been selected for separate decision.

    Amendments (Nos. 15 and 16) made to the Bill.

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

    Other Amendments (Nos. 7 to 10, 11 and 12) made to the Bill.

    Title accordingly amended, as follows: A Bill to specify certain factors that may be taken into account by a court determining a claim in negligence or breach of statutory duty; to make provision about damages for mesothelioma; and to make provision for the regulation of claims management services.

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

5    Merchant Shipping,—A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation), That the draft General Lighthouse Authorities (Beacons: Automatic Identification System) Order 2006, which was laid before this House on 12th June, be approved—(Jonathan Shaw):—It was agreed to.

6    Communications,—A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation), That the draft Television Licensable Content Services Order 2006, which was laid before this House on 21st June, be approved—(Jonathan Shaw):—It was agreed to.

7    Communications,—A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation), That the draft Radio Multiplex Services (Required Percentage of Digital Capacity) Order 2006, which was laid before this House on 21st June, be approved—(Jonathan Shaw):—It was agreed to.

8    Legal Services Commission,—A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation), That the draft Criminal Defence Service (Representation Orders and Consequential Amendments) Regulations 2006, which were laid before this House on 22nd June, be approved—(Jonathan Shaw):—It was agreed to.

9    Legal Services Commission,—A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation), That the draft Criminal Defence Service (Representation Orders: Appeals etc.) Regulations 2006, which were laid before this House on 22nd June, be approved—(Jonathan Shaw):—It was agreed to.

10    Legal Services Commission,—A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation), That the draft Criminal Defence Service (Financial Eligibility) Regulations 2006, which were laid before this House on 22nd June, be approved—(Jonathan Shaw):—It was agreed to.

11    Financial Services and Markets,—A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation), That the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) Order 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 1969), dated 28th June 2006, a copy of which was laid before this House on 29th June, be approved—(Jonathan Shaw):—It was agreed to.

12    Business of the House,—Ordered, That, at the sitting on Wednesday 19th July, paragraph (2) of Standing Order No. 31 (Questions on amendments) shall apply to the Motion in the name of Mr David Cameron as if the day were an Opposition Day; proceedings on the Motion may continue, though opposed, for three hours and shall then lapse if not previously disposed of; and Standing Order No. 41A (Deferred divisions) shall not apply.—(Jonathan Shaw.)

13    Business of the House,—Ordered, That, at the sitting on Tuesday 25th July, the Speaker shall not adjourn the House until he has notified the Royal Assent to Acts agreed upon by both Houses.—(Jonathan Shaw.)

14    Constitutional Affairs,—Ordered, That Barbara Keeley be discharged from the Constitutional Affairs Committee and Siān James be added.—(Rosemary McKenna, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.)

15    Education and Skills,—Ordered, That Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods be discharged from the Education and Skills Committee and Fiona Mactaggart be added.—(Rosemary McKenna, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.)

16    Home Affairs,—Ordered, That Mr Shahid Malik be discharged from the Home Affairs Committee and Ms Karen Buck be added.—(Rosemary McKenna, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.)

17    Scottish Affairs,—Ordered, That Gordon Banks be discharged from the Scottish Affairs Committee and Mr Jim Devine be added.—(Rosemary McKenna, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.)

18    European Scrutiny,—Ordered, That Mrs Sharon Hodgson be discharged from the European Scrutiny Committee and Ms Katy Clark be added.—(Rosemary McKenna, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.)

19    Human Rights (Joint Committee),—Ordered, That Dan Norris be discharged from the Joint Committee on Human Rights and Nia Griffith be added.—(Rosemary McKenna, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.)

20    Public Petitions,—Public Petitions from—

    (1) the Ashmere Avenue, Oakway and Scotts Lane Action Group in support of the Protection of Private Gardens (Housing Development) Bill; and

    (2) the residents of Filey, North Yorkshire for the protection of services at Scarborough Hospital

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

21    Adjournment,—A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That this House do now adjourn—(Tony Cunningham);

    And it being Ten o'clock, the Motion for the adjournment of the House lapsed, without Question put.

22    Adjournment,—Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.—(Tony Cunningham.)

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

[Adjourned at 10.26 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:

Paper subject to Affirmative Resolution:

1    Prevention and Suppression of Terrorism,—Draft Terrorism Act 2000 (Proscribed Organisations) (Amendment) Order 2006 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Secretary John Reid].

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

2    Clean Air,—Smoke Control Areas (Authorised Fuels) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 1869), dated 12th July 2006 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Secretary David Miliband].

3    Education,—(1) Education (Assisted Places) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 1812); and

    (2) Education (Assisted Places) (Incidental Expenses) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 1813),

    dated 6th July 2006 [by Act], with Explanatory Memoranda thereon [by Command] [Secretary Alan Johnson].

4    Fire and Rescue Services,—(1) Firefighters' Compensation Scheme (England) Order 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 1811); and

    (2) Firefighters' Pension Scheme (Amendment) (England) Order 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 1810),

    dated 10th July 2006 [by Act], with Explanatory Memoranda thereon [by Command] [Secretary Ruth Kelly].

5    Prevention and Suppression of Terrorism,—Proscribed Organisations (Name Changes) Order 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 1919), dated 14th July 2006 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Secretary John Reid].

Other Papers:

6    Audit Commission,—Report and Accounts of the Audit Commission for Local Authorities and the National Health Service in England for 2005-06, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 1459] [Secretary Ruth Kelly].

7    Crime and Disorder,—Report and Accounts of the Youth Justice Board for 2005-06, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 1388] [Secretary John Reid].

8    Criminal Injuries Compensation (Northern Ireland),—Report and Accounts of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Appeals Panel Northern Ireland for 2004-05, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Statutory Instrument]; to be printed [No. 1380] [Clerk of the House].

9    Energy,—Report and Accounts of the Civil Nuclear Police Authority for 2005-06, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 1481] [Mr Secretary Darling].

10    Environmental Protection,—Report and Accounts of English Nature for 2005-06, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 1410] [Clerk of the House].

11    Financial Reporting to Parliament,—Departmental Reports 2006: The Government's Expenditure Plans for 2005-06 to 2007-08 for the Department for Communities and Local Government [by Command] [Cm. 6816] [Secretary Ruth Kelly].

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

    (1) Army Training and Recruiting Agency, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 1330] [Secretary Des Browne];

    (2) Forensic Science Northern Ireland, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 1324] [Mr Secretary Hain];

    (3) HM Prison Service, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 1291] [Secretary John Reid]; and

    (4) United Kingdom Debt Management Office, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 1504] [Ed Balls].

13    Government Trading Funds,—Reports and Accounts for 2005-06 of the—

    (1) Defence Science and Technology Laboratory Agency; and

    (2) Patent Office

    with the Reports of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [Nos. 1163 and 1391] [Clerk of the House].

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

    (1) Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust;

    (2) Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust; and

    (3) Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

    [by Act] [Ms Secretary Hewitt].

15    Home Office,—Paper, entitled New Powers Against Organised and Financial Crime [by Command] [Cm. 6875] [Secretary John Reid].

16    Learning and Skills,—Report and Accounts of the Learning and Skills Council for 2005-06, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 1227] [Secretary Alan Johnson].

17    Marshall Aid Commemoration,—Accounts of the Marshall Aid Commemoration Commission for 2005-06, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 1522] [Clerk of the House].

18    Medicines,—Reports of the Advisory Board on the Registration of Homoeopathic Products and the British Pharmacopoeia Commission for 2005, with the Reports of the Medicines Commission, the Committee on Safety of Medicines, the Independent Review Panel for Advertising and the Independent Review Panel for Borderline Products for 2005 [by Act] [Ms Secretary Hewitt].

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

    (1) HM Revenue and Customs: ASPIRE—the re-competition of outsourced IT services; and

    (2) International benchmark of fraud and error in social security systems

    [by Act]; to be printed [Nos. 938 and 1387] [Clerk of the House].

20    Northern Ireland,—Report and Accounts of the Driver and Vehicle Testing Agency for 2005-06, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General for Northern Ireland thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 1284] [Mr Secretary Hain].

21    Public Works Loans,—Report of the Public Works Loan Board for 2005-06 [by Act] [Ed Balls].

APPENDIX II

Standing Committees

1    Home Information Pack Regulations 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 1503),—The Committee of Selection has discharged Mr Henry Bellingham from the Third Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the Regulations) and nominated in substitution Andrew Rosindell

2    Draft Smoking (Northern Ireland) Order 2006,—The Committee of Selection has discharged Mr Eddie McGrady from the Fourth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the draft Order) and nominated in substitution Dr Alasdair McDonnell.

3    European Union Document No. 5163/06 and Addendum 1 relating to Vehicle Type Approval: Emission Limits,—The Committee of Selection has discharged Andrew Mackinlay and Dr Doug Naysmith from European Standing Committee (nominated in respect of the Document) and nominated in substitution Lynne Jones and Mr Anthony Wright (Great Yarmouth).

APPENDIX III

Reports from Select Committees

1    Education and Skills,—Fourth Report from the Education and Skills Committee [Further Education], 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. 649] [Mr Barry Sheerman].

2    Environmental Audit,—Eighth Report from the Environmental Audit Committee [Proposals for a draft Marine Bill], 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. 1323] [Mr Tim Yeo].

3    Human Rights,—Twenty-second Report from the Joint Committee on Human Rights [Legislative Scrutiny: Twelfth Progress Report], together with an Appendix; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 1547] [Mary Creagh].

4    International Development,—(1) Fourth Report from the International Development Committee [Private Sector Development], with the 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. 921-I and -II];

    (2) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee [Humanitarian response to natural disasters], together with Appendices; to be printed [No. 1188-vi]; and

    (3) Memoranda laid before the Committee [Private Sector Development]

    [Malcolm Bruce].



 
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