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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Thursday 26th October 2006

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

PRAYERS.

1    Fourth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,—John Bercow reported from the Fourth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the Strategic Health Authorities (Establishment and Abolition) (England) Order 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 1408).

    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:

    Violent Crime Reduction Bill,—The Lords agree to the Violent Crime Reduction Bill, with Amendments, to which they desire the concurrence of this House.

3    Violent Crime Reduction Bill,—Lords Amendments to the Violent Crime Reduction Bill to be considered on Monday 30th October; and to be printed [Bill 235].

4    Fraud Bill [Lords] (Programme) (No. 2),—Ordered, That the Order of 12th June 2006 (Fraud Bill [Lords] (Programme)) be varied as follows:

    1. Paragraphs 4 and 5 of the Order shall be omitted.

    2. Remaining proceedings shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion—

      (a) two hours after the commencement of proceedings on the Motion for this Order, or

      (b) at the moment of interruption, whichever is the earlier.

    3. "Remaining proceedings" means any proceedings on consideration and proceedings on Third Reading.—(Mr Mike O'Brien.)

5    Fraud Bill [Lords],—The House, according to Order, proceeded to consider the Fraud Bill [Lords], not amended in the Standing Committee.

    Clause (NC1) (Abolition of offence of conspiracy to defraud)—(Mr David Heath)—brought up, and read the first time.

    Question proposed, That the Clause be read a second time:—Clause, by leave, withdrawn.

    Amendment (No. 1) proposed to the Bill, in page 2, line 22, to leave out the words 'occupies a position in which he' and insert the words 'by reason of position,' instead thereof.—(Mr David Heath.)

    Question proposed, That the Amendment be made:—Amendment, by leave, withdrawn.

    The Bill was read the third time, and passed, without Amendment.

6    A Citizens' Agenda—Delivering Results for Europe,—A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That this House takes note of European Union Document No. 9390/06, Commission Communication: A Citizens' Agenda—Delivering Results for Europe: and supports the Government's view that it welcomes the principles behind 'A Citizens' Agenda' and the Commission's commitment to taking forward the Hampton Court agenda of delivering concrete results and benefits to EU citizens—(Mr Geoffrey Hoon);

    And it being one and a half hours after the commencement of proceedings on the Motion, the Deputy Speaker put the Question, pursuant to Standing Order No. 16 (Proceedings under an Act or on European Union documents).

The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Mr Dave Watts, Mr Alan Campbell: 256.

      Tellers for the Noes, Andrew Selous, Andrew Rosindell: 134.

So the Question was agreed to.

7    Adjournment (Department for International Development's White Paper),—A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That this House do now adjourn—(Liz Blackman);

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

8    National Health Service (Consequential Provisions) Bill [Lords],—Ordered, That the National Health Service (Consequential Provisions) Bill [Lords] shall be proceeded with as if it were a consolidation bill and Standing Order No. 58 (Consolidation bills) shall apply.—(Mr Alan Campbell.)

9    Business of the House,—Ordered, That, at the sitting on Tuesday 31st October, the Speaker shall put the Questions necessary to dispose of proceedings on the Motions in the name of Mr Secretary Alexander relating to the Crossrail Bill not later than three hours after the commencement of proceedings on the first Motion; such Questions shall include the Questions on any Amendments selected by the Speaker which may then be moved; proceedings may continue, though opposed, after the moment of interruption; and Standing Order No. 41A (Deferred divisions) shall not apply.—(Mr Alan Campbell.)

10    Business of the House,—Ordered, That, at the sitting on Tuesday 31st October, paragraph (2) of Standing Order No. 31 (Questions on amendments) shall apply to the Motion in the names of Mr Alex Salmond and Mr Elfyn Llwyd 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.—(Mr Alan Campbell.)

11    Adjournment,—Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.—(Mr Alan Campbell.)

    And accordingly, the House, having continued to sit till twenty-nine minutes past Six o'clock, adjourned till Monday 30th October.

[Adjourned at 6.29 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:

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

1    Food and Environment Protection,—Draft Amendment to the provisions relating to public access of the Code of Practice for using Plant Protection Products [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Secretary David Miliband].

2    Medicines,—(1) Medicines (Administration of Radioactive Substances) Amendment Regulations 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 2806); and

    (2) Medicines for Human Use (Administration and Sale or Supply) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Order 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 2807),

    dated 19th October 2006 [by Act], with Explanatory Memoranda thereon [by Command] [Ms Secretary Hewitt].

3    Road Traffic,—Motor Vehicles (EC Type Approval) (Amendment No. 4) Regulations 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 2816), dated 21st October 2006 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Secretary Alexander].

4    Social Security,—Social Security (Contributions) (Amendment No. 5) Regulations 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 2829), dated 25th October 2006 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Ed Balls].

Other Papers:

5    Communities and Local Government,—Paper, entitled Strong and prosperous communities: The Local Government White Paper [by Command] [Cm. 6939-I and -II] [Secretary Ruth Kelly].

6    National Lottery,—Report and Accounts of the sportscotland Lottery Fund for 2005-06 [by Act]; to be printed [No. 1637] [Mr Secretary Alexander].

7    Public Petitions,—Observations by the Secretary of State for Transport on the Petition [25th July] from 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 [by Standing Order]; to be printed [Clerk of the House].

APPENDIX II

Standing Committees

1    Draft Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002 (Juxtaposed Controls) (Amendment) Order 2006,—The Speaker has appointed David Taylor Chairman of the First Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the draft Order.

2    Value Added Tax (Betting, Gaming and Lotteries) Order 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 2685),—The Speaker has appointed Derek Conway Chairman of the Second Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the Order.

3    Draft Big Lottery Fund (Prescribed Expenditure) Order 2006,—The Speaker has appointed Sir Nicholas Winterton Chairman of the Third Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the draft Order.

4    Strategic Health Authorities (Establishment and Abolition) (England) Order 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 1408),—The Committee of Selection has discharged Ms Diane Abbott, Mr Tom Clarke and Mr Geoffrey Robinson from the Fourth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the Order) and nominated in substitution Jane Kennedy, Fiona Mactaggart and Joan Ruddock.

5    Draft Electricity Consents (Planning) (Northern Ireland) Order 2006,—The Speaker has appointed Hywel Williams Chairman of the Fourth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the draft Order.

6    Draft Code of Practice on the Treasure Act 1996 (Second Revision) England and Wales 2006,—The Speaker has appointed Mr David Wilshire Chairman of the Fifth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the draft Code of Practice.

7    Draft Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Amendment) Order 2006,—The Speaker has appointed Mr Greg Pope Chairman of the Sixth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the draft Order.

8    Draft Victims and Survivors (Northern Ireland) Order 2006,—Mr Peter Atkinson Chairman of the Seventh Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the draft Order.

    European Standing Committee

9    The Speaker has appointed Mr Mike Hancock Chairman of the European Standing Committee in respect of European Union Document No. 10954/06 and Addendum 1 on Transport Policy.

APPENDIX III

Reports from Select Committees

1    Culture, Media and Sport,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Culture, Media and Sport Committee [New Media and the Creative Industries]; to be printed [No. 1091-vii] [Mr John Whittingdale].

2    Health,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Health Committee [Responsibilities of the Minister of State for Delivery and Quality]; to be printed [No. 1691]; and

    (2) Memoranda laid before the Committee [Public Expenditure on Health and Personal Social Services 2006]; to be printed [No. 1692-i]

    [Mr Kevin Barron].

3    Liaison,—Third Report from the Liaison Committee [Estimates Memoranda], together with an Appendix; to be printed, together with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 1685] [Mr Alan Williams].

4    Science and Technology,—Seventh Report from the Science and Technology Committee [Scientific Advice, Risk and Evidence Based Policy Making], 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. 900] [Mr Phil Willis].

[W.H., No. 132]

Minutes of Proceedings of the Sitting in Westminster Hall

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

Adjournment (Special Educational Needs—Third Report from the Education and Skills Committee and the Government's response thereto),—Resolved, That the sitting be now adjourned.—(Tony Cunningham.)

    And accordingly the sitting was adjourned till Tuesday 31st October.

[Adjourned at 5.44 p.m.

Sir Alan Haselhurst

Deputy Speaker



 
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