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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Thursday 2nd November 2006

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

PRAYERS.

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

    The Lords disagree to certain of the Amendments made by this House to the Road Safety Bill [Lords], for which disagreement they assign their Reasons; they disagree to an Amendment made by this House but propose Amendments in lieu thereof, to which they desire the agreement of this House; and they agree without Amendment to the remaining Amendments proposed by this House.

    The Lords agree to certain of the Amendments made by this House to the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Bill [Lords], with Amendments, to which they desire the agreement of this House, and have made a consequential Amendment to the Bill, to which they desire the agreement of this House; and they agree without Amendment to the remaining Amendments proposed by this House.

    The Lords agree to the Emergency Workers (Obstruction) Bill, without Amendment.

    The Lords agree to the Legislative and Regulatory Reform Bill, with Amendments; to which they desire the concurrence of this House.

2    Road Safety Bill [Lords],—Lords Disagreements, Reasons and Amendments in lieu to the Road Safety Bill [Lords] to be considered on Monday 6th November; and printed pursuant to Standing Orders Nos. 57A (Bills brought from the Lords) and 78 (Lords amendments) on 30th October [Bill 242].

3    Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Bill [Lords],—Lords Amendments to Commons Amendments to the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Bill [Lords] to be considered on Monday 6th November; and printed pursuant to Standing Orders Nos. 57A (Bills brought from the Lords) and 78 (Lords amendments) on 30th October [Bill 243].

4    Legislative and Regulatory Reform Bill,—Lords Amendments to the Legislative and Regulatory Reform Bill to be considered on Monday 6th November; and to be printed [Bill 244].

5     Division (Numbers incorrectly reported),—The Speaker reported to the House that in the Division on Wednesday 1st November relating to the Motion on Legislative Process (Notice for Amendments in Public Bill Committees) the numbers voting Aye had been erroneously reported as 223, instead of 323; and that he had directed the Clerk to correct the number in the Journal accordingly: Ayes 323, Noes 172.

6    Education and Inspections 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 Education and Inspections Bill for the purpose of supplementing the Order of 15th March 2006 (Education and Inspections Bill (Programme)):

Consideration of Lords Amendments

    1. Proceedings on consideration of Lords Amendments shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at the moment of interruption at this day's sitting.

    2. The Lords Amendments shall be considered in the following order, namely Nos. 30, 53, 46, 29, 6, 33, 47, 69, 2, 1, 3 to 5, 7 to 28, 31, 32, 34 to 45, 48 to 52, 54 to 68, 70 to 239.

    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 Ian Cawsey):—It was agreed to.

7    Education and Inspections Bill,—The House, according to Order, proceeded to consider the Lords Amendments to the Education and Inspections Bill.

    Lords Amendments Nos. 30 and 53 were agreed to.

    Lords Amendment No. 46.

    An Amendment ((a)) was proposed to the Lords Amendment, to leave out lines 7 to 19 and insert the words—

    '(1) A pupil at a community, foundation or voluntary school shall be wholly or partly excused—

      (a) from receiving religious education given in the school in accordance with the school's basic curriculum,

      (b) from attendance at religious worship at the school, or

      (c) both from receiving such education and from such attendance,

    if either of the conditions in subsection (1A) is satisfied.

    (1A) The conditions are—

      (a) that the parent of the pupil has so requested and the request has not been withdrawn, or

      (b) that the pupil so requests and the local education authority is satisfied that he is competent to make such a request.', instead thereof.—(Dr Evan Harris.)

    Question proposed, That the Amendment be made to the Lords Amendment:—The Amendment was, by leave of the House, withdrawn.

    The Lords Amendment was agreed to.

    Lords Amendment No. 29.

    A Motion was made, and the Question being put, That this House agrees with the Lords in their Amendment.—(Jim Knight.)

The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Mr Frank Roy, Jonathan Shaw: 325.

      Tellers for the Noes, Mr Ken Purchase, Dr Evan Harris: 28.

So the Question was agreed to.

    The Lords Amendment was accordingly agreed to.

    Lords Amendments Nos. 6 and 33 were agreed to.

    Lords Amendment No. 47.

    An Amendment ((a)) was proposed to the Lords Amendment, in line 7, at the end to insert the words—

    '(3A) Regulations must prescribe remission policies to promote fair access to tuition in singing or playing a musical instrument.'.—(Sarah Teather.)

    Question proposed, That the Amendment be made to the Lords Amendment:—The Amendment was, by leave of the House, withdrawn.

    The Lords Amendment was agreed to.

    Lords Amendments Nos. 69, 2, 1, 3 to 5, 7 to 28, 31, 32, 34 to 45, 48 to 52, 54 to 68 and 70 to 239 were agreed to.

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

    And accordingly, the House, having continued to sit till sixteen minutes past Five o'clock, adjourned till Monday 6th November.

[Adjourned at 5.16 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    Compensation,—Draft Compensation Act 2006 (Contribution for Mesothelioma Claims) Regulations 2006 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Ed Balls].

Paper subject to Negative Resolution:

2    Electricity,—Energy (Amendment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2006 (S.R. (N.I.), 2006, No. 424), dated 20th October 2006 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Secretary Hain].

Other Papers:

3    Northern Ireland,—Report and Accounts of the Sports Council for Northern Ireland for 2004-05, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General for Northern Ireland thereon [by Statutory Instrument]; to be printed [No. 1623] [Mr Secretary Hain].

4    Public Administration,—Government Response to the Sixth Report from the Select Committee on Public Administration, Session 2005-06, on The Ombudsman in Question: The Ombudsman's Report on Pensions and its Constitutional Implications [by Command] [Cm. 6961] [Mr Secretary Hutton].

APPENDIX II

Standing Committees

1    Draft Review of Polling Districts and Polling Places (Parliamentary Elections) Regulations 2006, draft Service Voters' Registration Period Order 2006 and draft Representation of the People (England and Wales) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2006,—The Speaker has appointed Hugh Bayley Chairman of the First Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the draft Regulations and draft Order.

    European Standing Committees

2    European Union Document No. 9898/06 relating to Consultation on Fisheries Management Proposals,—The Committee of Selection has discharged Ms Celia Barlow, Mr Ben Bradshaw, Tony Cunningham, Mr David Drew, Mr George Howarth, Chris Huhne, Mark Lazarowicz, Mr Brooks Newmark, Andrew Rosindell, Dr Alan Whitehead, Bill Wiggin, Mr Roger Williams and Jeremy Wright from the European Standing Committee (nominated in respect of the Document).

3    European Union Documents Nos. 5047/06 and Addendum 1, and 5050/06 and Addendum 1, relating to Waste Prevention and Recycling,—The Committee of Selection has discharged Gregory Barker, Roger Berry, Mr Ben Bradshaw, Tony Cunningham, Mr Adam Holloway, Martin Horwood, Chris Huhne, Mr David Kidney, Dr Doug Naysmith, Gwyn Prosser, Andrew Rosindell, Ms Gisela Stuart, Mr Shailesh Vara from the European Standing Committee (nominated in respect of the Documents).

APPENDIX III

Reports from Select Committees

1    Health,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Health Committee [NHS Deficits]; to be printed [No. 1204-iv] [Mr Kevin Barron].

2    Statutory Instruments,—Sixth Report from the Select Committee on Statutory Instruments; to be printed [No. 871-vi] [David Maclean].

3    Treasury,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Treasury Committee [Globalisation: its impact on the real economy]; to be printed [No. 1218-iv] [Mr John McFall].

[W.H., No. 135]

Minutes of Proceedings of the Sitting in Westminster Hall

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

Adjournment (Immigration Control—Fifth Report from the Home Affairs Committee and the Government's response thereto),—Resolved, That the sitting be now adjourned.—(Steve McCabe.)

    And accordingly the sitting was adjourned till Tuesday 7th November.

[Adjourned at 4.52 p.m.

Sir Alan Haselhurst

Deputy Speaker

CORRIGENDUM

In the Votes and Proceedings for Wednesday 1st November 2006, the following words should be added after the word 'made' in both the Motion and the Order:

    Line 20, at the end add the words: '(3) The Speaker may call Members between certain hours to speak for a specified maximum time (not being less than three minutes) and during this time the reference to eight minutes in paragraph (1) and the provisions of paragraph (2) shall not apply.'.



 
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