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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Tuesday 25th July 2006

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

PRAYERS.

1    Constitutional Reform (Prerogative Powers and Civil Service etc.) Bill [Lords],—The Constitutional Reform (Prerogative Powers and Civil Service etc.) Bill [Lords] was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time on Friday 20th October and to be printed [Bill 222].

2    Crown Employment (Nationality) Bill,—Ordered, That the Crown Employment (Nationality) Bill be read a second time on Friday 20th October.

3    Pharmaceutical Labelling (Warning of Cognitive Function Impairment) Bill,—Ordered, That the Pharmaceutical Labelling (Warning of Cognitive Function Impairment) Bill be read a second time on Friday 20th October.

4    Passenger Transport Authorities (Regulation),—Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to enable passenger transport authorities in certain metropolitan districts in England to regulate passenger transport operations; and for connected purposes: And that Mr Nicholas Brown, Mr Doug Henderson, Mr David Clelland, Mrs Sharon Hodgson, Mr Stephen Hepburn, Mr Chris Mullin, Mr David Anderson, Mr Fraser Kemp, Mr George Mudie, Mr Clive Betts, Graham Stringer and Mr Stephen Byers do prepare and bring it in.

5    Passenger Transport Authorities (Regulation) Bill,—Mr Nicholas Brown accordingly presented a Bill to enable passenger transport authorities in certain metropolitan districts in England to regulate passenger transport operations; and for connected purposes: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time on Friday 20th October and to be printed [Bill 221].

6    Sir Roger Sands KCB,—Resolved, nemine contradicente, That Mr Speaker be requested to convey to Sir Roger Sands KCB, on his retirement from the office of the Clerk of the House, the House's gratitude for his long and distinguished career, for his wise contribution to the development of the procedures of the House, for his leadership and professionalism in the discharge of his duties as chief executive of the House, and for the courteous and helpful advice always given to individual honourable Members.—(Mr Jack Straw.)

7    Northern Ireland (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill (Programme) (No. 3),—A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 83A (Programme motions), That the following provisions shall apply to the Northern Ireland (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill for the purpose of supplementing the Orders of 13th March and 19th April 2006 (Northern Ireland (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill (Programme) and Northern Ireland (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill (Programme) (No. 2)):

Consideration of Lords Amendments

    1. Proceedings on consideration of Lords Amendments shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion one hour after their commencement at this day's sitting.

    2. The Lords Amendments shall be considered in the following order, namely: Nos. 3, 1, 2 and 4 to 6.

Subsequent stages

    3. Any further Message from the Lords may be considered forthwith without any Question being put.

    4. The proceedings on any further Message from the Lords shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion one hour after their commencement—(Mr Alan Campbell):—It was agreed to.

8    Northern Ireland (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill,—The House, according to Order, proceeded to consider the Lord Amendments to the Northern Ireland (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill.

    Lords Amendment No. 3 was disagreed to.

    Lords Amendment No. 1.

    A Motion was made, and the Question being put, That this House disagrees with the Lords in their Amendment—(Mr David Hanson);

The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Kevin Brennan, Huw Irranca-Davies: 260.

      Tellers for the Noes, David Simpson, Mrs Iris Robinson: 16.

So the Question was agreed to. The Lords Amendment was accordingly disagreed to.

    It being more than one hour after the commencement of proceedings on the Lords Amendments, the Deputy Speaker put the Questions necessary to bring proceedings to a conclusion, pursuant to Order [this day].

Lords Amendment No. 2 was disagreed to. Lords Amendments Nos. 4 to 6 were agreed to. A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 83H (Programme orders: reasons committee), That a Committee be appointed to draw up reasons to be assigned to the Lords for disagreeing to their Amendments Nos. 3, 1 and 2. That Mr Michael Foster, Mr David Hanson, Lembit Ípik, Mr Laurence Robertson and Lynda Waltho be members of the Committee. That Mr David Hanson be the Chairman of the Committee. That three be the Quorum of the Committee. That the Committee do withdraw immediately.—(Liz Blackman.)

9    Northern Ireland (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill,—Mr David Hanson reported from the Committee appointed to draw up Reasons to be assigned to the Lords for disagreeing to certain of their Amendments to the Northern Ireland (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill, That it had drawn up the following Reasons, which it had directed him to report to the House:

The Commons disagree to Lords Amendment No. 3 for the following Reason:

      Because it is unnecessary in view of the Government's undertaking about Parliamentary scrutiny of Orders in Council to which the Amendment relates.

The Commons disagree to Lords Amendments Nos. 1 and 2 for the following Reason:

      Because it is not desirable to preclude eligible Irish citizens and bodies from making political donations to Northern Ireland parties or regulated donees.

The Reasons were agreed to. Message to the Lords to communicate the said Reasons, with the Bill and Amendments.

10    Adjournment (Matters to be considered before the forthcoming adjournment),—A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That this House do now adjourn—(Liz Blackman);

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

    The Lords do not insist on their Amendments to the Northern Ireland (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill to which this House has disagreed.

12    Adjournment (Matters to be considered before the forthcoming adjournment),—The Question being again proposed, That this House do now adjourn;

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

13     Royal Assent,—The Deputy Speaker notified the House, in accordance with the Royal Assent Act 1967, That Her Majesty had signified her Royal Assent to the following Acts, agreed upon by both Houses:

      Compensation Act 2006

      Commissioner for Older People (Wales) Act 2006

      International Development (Reporting and Transparency) Act 2006

      Government of Wales Act 2006

      Northern Ireland (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2006.

14    Public Petitions,—Public Petitions from—

    (1) residents of Oxfordshire for fairer funding for the whole NHS;

    (2) residents of Hemel Hempstead constituency against the Operator's 'Master Plan' for Luton Airport;

    (3) residents of the borough of Dacorum and others against proposals to remove acute services from Hemel Hempstead Hospital;

    (4) residents of Thundersley and Benfleet against the storage of hazardous waste in their area;

    (5) Peter Price and others for speed restriction measures on Evington Lane, Leicester;

    (6) residents of South Bedfordshire and others against the closure of Lewsey Road Occupational Therapy Work Shop for stroke patients and others;

    (7) John Baker, Chairman of Friends of the Conquest, and others against the downgrading of existing services at Conquest Hospital; and

    (8) residents, family and staff of the Roseneath residential nursing home in Stone and Lea House in Madeley against the proposed closure of Roseneath and Lea House residential nursing homes

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

15    Public Petitions,—Public Petitions from—

    (1) the North Riding Infirmary Campaign for action to save the North Riding Infirmary; and

    (2) villagers from Leysdown, Warden Bay, Bayview, Eastchurch, Minster, Brambledown and Sheerness in the constituency of Sittingbourne and Sheppey for traffic safety measures on Jenkins Hill

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

16    Adjournment,—Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.—(Jonathan Shaw.)

    And accordingly, the House, having continued to sit till twenty-three minutes to Eight o'clock, adjourned till Monday 9th October, pursuant to Resolution [5th July].

[Adjourned at 7.37 p.m.

Michael J. Martin

Speaker


Mr Speaker will take the Chair at half-past Two o'clock on Monday 9th October.


APPENDIX I

Papers presented or laid upon the Table:

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

1    Derelict Land,—Derelict Land Clearance Area (Briar's Lane, Hatfield) Order 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 1950), dated 17th July 2006 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Secretary Ruth Kelly].

2    Ecclesiastical Law,—(1) Care of Cathedrals Rules 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 1941), dated 7th July 2006;

    (2) Church of England (Legal Aid) Amendment Rules 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 1939), dated 15th June 2006;

    (3) Ecclesiastical Judges, Legal Officers and Others (Fees) Order 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 1943), dated 7th July 2006;

    (4) Legal Officers (Annual Fees) Order 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 1940), dated 7th July 2006; and

    (5) Parochial Fees Order 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 1942), dated 7th July 2006

    [by Measure] [Clerk of the House].

3    Health and Safety,—Blood Safety and Quality (Amendment) Regulations 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 2013), dated 24th July 2006 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Ms Secretary Hewitt].

4    Housing,—Allocation of Housing and Homelessness (Eligibility) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 2007), dated 24th July 2006 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Secretary Ruth Kelly].

5    Pensions,—Local Government Pension Scheme (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 2008), dated 24th July 2006 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Secretary Ruth Kelly].

6    Road Traffic,—Motor Vehicles (Tests) (Amendment) Regulations 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 1998), dated 20th July 2006 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Secretary Alexander].

Other Papers:

7    Care Standards,—Report and Accounts of the General Social Care Council for 2005-06, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 1466] [Ms Secretary Hewitt].

8    Constitutional Affairs,—Draft Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Bill with Explanatory Notes and a Regulatory Impact Assessment [by Command] [Cm. 6885] [Ms Harriet Harman].

9    Covent Garden Market,—Statement of remuneration and allowances payable to members of the Covent Garden Market Authority under section 1(5) of the Covent Garden Market Act 1961 [by Act] [Secretary David Miliband].

10    Forestry,—Report and Accounts of the Forestry Commission for 2005-06, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 1540] [Secretary David Miliband].

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

    (1) Housing Corporation, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 1422] [Secretary Ruth Kelly];

    (2) Ministry of Defence Police and Guarding Agency, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 1206] [Secretary Des Browne]; and

    (3) Public Guardianship Office, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 1208] [Bridget Prentice].

12    Hong Kong,—Six-monthly Report on Hong Kong: January-June 2006 [by Command] [Cm. 6891] [Secretary Margaret Beckett].

13    Industrial Organisation and Development,—Report and Accounts of the Horticultural Development Council for 2005-06, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 1486] [Secretary David Miliband].

14    National Health Service Reform and Health Care Professions,—Report and Accounts of the Council for Healthcare Regulatory Excellence for 2005-06, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 1302] [Ms Secretary Hewitt].

15    Political Parties, Elections and Referendums,—First Report from the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission for 2006 [by Act]; to be printed [No. 1581] [The Speaker].

16    Public Petitions,—Observations by the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland on the Petition [6th July] from citizens of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland against the Draft Education (Northern Ireland) Order 2006 [by Standing Order]; to be printed [Clerk of the House].

17    Superannuation,—(1) Civil Service Additional Voluntary Contribution Scheme (Amendment) Scheme 2006 (No. 2);

    (2) Civil Service Compensation Scheme (Amendment) Scheme 2006 (No. 2); and

    (3) Principal Civil Service Pension Scheme (Amendment) Scheme 2006 (No. 2)

    [by Act] [Hilary Armstrong].

18    Transport,—Statement of remuneration and allowances payable to members of the British Waterways Board under section 8(2) of the First Schedule of the Transport Act 1962 [by Act] [Secretary David Miliband].

Papers withdrawn:

19    Government Resources and Accounts,—Report and Accounts of Housing Corporation for 2005-06, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 1422] [Secretary Ruth Kelly] [laid 20th July].

APPENDIX II

Reports from Select Committees

1    Crossrail Bill,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Select Committee on the Crossrail Bill to be printed [No. 837-lvi] [Mr Alan Meale].

2    Culture, Media and Sport,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Culture, Media and Sport Committee [DCMS Annual Report 2006 and responsibilities of the Secretary of State]; to be printed [No. 1551-i] [Mr John Whittingdale].

3    Home Affairs,—Sixth Report from the Home Affairs Committee [Draft Sentencing Guideline: Sexual Offences Act 2003], together with Appendices; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 1582] [Mr John Denham].

4    Modernisation of the House of Commons,—First Report from the Select Committee on Modernisation of the House of Commons [The Legislative Process], 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. 1097] [Mr Jack Straw].

5    Science and Technology,—(1) Memorandum laid before the Science and Technology Committee [Forensic Science: further responses]; and

    (2) Memorandum laid before the Committee [Scientific Response to Terrorism: further responses]

    [Mr Phil Willis].



 
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