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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Thursday 12th October 2006

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

PRAYERS.

1    Estate Agents (Redress Schemes) Bill,—The Order for reading the Estate Agents (Redress Schemes) Bill a second time on Friday 20th October was read and discharged.

    Bill withdrawn.

2    Civil Aviation Bill,—The House, according to Order, proceeded to consider the Lords Message [29th June] relating to the Civil Aviation Bill.

    A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That this House insists on its disagreement with the Lords in their Amendments Nos. 1, 2 and 4 but proposes Amendments (a) and (b) to the Bill in lieu of those Amendments—(Gillian Merron);

The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Mr Michael Foster, Tony Cunningham: 242.

      Tellers for the Noes, Bob Russell, Danny Alexander: 131.

So the Question was agreed to. It being more than one hour after the commencement of proceedings on the Lords Message, the Deputy Speaker put the Question necessary to dispose of proceedings, pursuant to Order [8th May]. A Motion was made, and the Question being put, That this House does not insist on its disagreement with the Lords in their Amendment No. 5, or on Amendment No. 11A proposed by it in lieu, and proposes Amendment (a) to Lords Amendment No. 5—(Gillian Merron); The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Mr Michael Foster, Tony Cunningham: 256.

      Tellers for the Noes, Bob Russell, Danny Alexander: 46.

So the Question was agreed to.

3    Welfare Reform Bill (Programme) (No. 2),—A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 83A (Programme motions), That the Order of 24th July 2006 (Welfare Reform Bill (Programme)) be varied as follows:

    In paragraph 2 (conclusion of proceedings in Standing Committee), for '9th November' substitute '30th November'—(Mr John Heppell):—It was agreed to.

4    Adjournment (Climate change),—A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That this House do now adjourn—(Mr John Heppell);

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

5    Public Petition,—A Public Petition from the residents of Hastings and Rother against the downgrading of existing services at the Conquest Hospital was presented and read; and ordered to lie upon the Table and to be printed.

6    Adjournment,—Resolved, That this House do now adjourn—(Liz Blackman);

    And accordingly, the House having continued to sit till half-past Six o'clock, adjourned till Monday 16th October.

[Adjourned at 6.30 p.m.

Michael J. Martin

Speaker


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


APPENDIX I

Papers presented or laid upon the Table:

Paper subject to Affirmative Resolution:

1    Dangerous Drugs,—Draft Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Amendment) Order 2006 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Secretary John Reid].

Paper subject to Negative Resolution:

2    Insurance Premium Tax,—Insurance Premium Tax (Amendment) Regulations 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 2700), dated 10th October 2006 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Ed Balls].

Other Papers:

3    Energy,—Report and Accounts of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority for 2005-06, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 1416] [Mr Secretary Darling].

4    Foreign and Commonwealth Office,—Report on Human Rights for 2006 [by Command] [Cm. 6916] [Secretary Margaret Beckett].

5    Government Resources and Accounts,—Resource Accounts of the Department for Constitutional Affairs for 2005-06, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 1605] [John Healey].

6    Justice (Northern Ireland),—Inspection of the Probation Board for Northern Ireland: Corporate Governance [by Act] [Mr Secretary Hain].

APPENDIX II

Standing Committees

1    Welfare Reform Bill (Programming Sub-Committee),—The Speaker has appointed Danny Alexander, Gordon Banks, Mr Russell Brown, Mr John Heppell, Mr Jeremy Hunt, Mr Jim Murphy and Mr David Ruffley members of the Programming Sub-Committee of Standing Committee A in respect of the Bill.

2    Welfare Reform Bill,—The Speaker has appointed Mr Jimmy Hood and Mr David Amess Chairmen of Standing Committee A in respect of the Bill.

3    Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Bill (Programming Sub-Committee),—The Speaker has appointed Mr Alan Campbell, Mr Edward Davey, Michael Fabricant, Mr Dominic Grieve, Andrew Gwynne, Ian Stewart and Mr Gerry Sutcliffe members of the Programming Sub-Committee of Standing Committee B in respect of the Bill.

4    Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Bill,—The Speaker has appointed Mr Roger Gale and Mr Joe Benton Chairmen of Standing Committee B in respect of the Bill.

5    Draft Social Security (Graduated Retirement Benefit) (Consequential Provisions) Order 2006,—The Speaker has appointed Mr Martyn Jones Chairman of the First Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the draft Order.

6    Draft Mental Capacity Act 2005 (Independent Mental Capacity Advocates) (Expansion of Role) Regulations 2006,—The Speaker has appointed Mr Greg Pope Chairman of the Second Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the draft Regulations.

APPENDIX III

Reports from Select Committees

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

2    Public Administration,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Select Committee on Public Administration, together with Appendices [Skills for Government]; to be printed [No. 1647-i] [Dr Tony Wright].

3    Treasury,—(1) Eleventh Report from the Treasury Committee [Monetary Policy Committee: appointment hearings for professor Tim Besley and Dr Andrew Sentance], together with the Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee and Appendices thereto; to be printed, with the Minutes of proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 1595-I and -II]; and

    (2) Seventh Special Report from the Committee [Government Response to the Tenth Report from the Committee, on Independence for Statistics]; to be printed [No. 1604]

    [Mr John McFall].

[W.H., No. 125]

Minutes of Proceedings of the Sitting in Westminster Hall

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

Adjournment (The WTO Hong Kong Ministerial and the Doha Development Agenda—Third Report from the International Development Committee and the Government's response thereto),—Resolved, That the sitting be now adjourned.—(Jonathan Shaw.)

    And accordingly the sitting was adjourned till Tuesday 17th October.

[Adjourned at 4.58 p.m.

Sir Alan Haselhurst

Deputy Speaker



 
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