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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Tuesday 7th November 2006

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

PRAYERS.

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

    The Lords do not insist on their Amendments to the Police and Justice Bill to which this House has disagreed; and they agree without Amendment to the Amendments proposed by this House in lieu of those Amendments.

    The Lords do not insist on their disagreements to certain Amendments made by this House to the Road Safety Bill [Lords]; they do not insist on their Amendments in lieu of one of those disagreements; and they agree without Amendment to the Amendments proposed by this House.

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

2    Legislative and Regulatory Reform Bill [Ways and Means],—Resolved, That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the Legislative and Regulatory Reform Bill, it is expedient to authorise the making of provision under the Act in relation to income tax, corporation tax, capital gains tax, stamp duty or stamp duty reserve tax in connection with a transfer of property, rights or liabilities by or under an order under Part 1 of the Act.—(Mr Pat McFadden.)

3    Legislative and Regulatory Reform 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 Legislative and Regulatory Reform Bill for the purpose of supplementing the Orders of 9th February 2006 and 15th May 2006 (Legislative and Regulatory Reform Bill (Programme) and Legislative and Regulatory Reform 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 two hours after their commencement at this day's sitting.

Subsequent stages

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

    3. 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—(Liz Blackman):—It was agreed to.

4    Legislative and Regulatory Reform Bill,—The House, according to Order, proceeded to consider the Lords Amendments to the Legislative and Regulatory Reform Bill.

    Lords Amendments Nos. 1 to 9 were agreed to.

    A Motion was made, and the Question being put, That consequential Amendment ((a)) be made to the Bill—(Mr David Heath);

The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Mr Adrian Sanders, Jenny Willott: 210.

      Tellers for the Noes, Mr Michael Foster, Jonathan Shaw: 298.

So the Question was negatived.

    Lords Amendments Nos. 10 to 29 were agreed to, the Commons being willing to waive their privileges in respect of Lords Amendment No. 19.

    Lords Amendment No. 30.

    A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That this House agrees with the Lords in their Amendment—(Mr Pat McFadden);

    And it being two hours after the commencement of proceedings on consideration of the Lords Amendments, the Deputy Speaker, pursuant to Order [this day], put the Question already proposed from the Chair:—It was agreed to.

    Lords Amendments Nos. 31 to 46 were agreed to.

5    Representation of the People,—A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation), That the draft Representation of the People (England and Wales) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2006, which were laid before this House on 19th October, be approved—(Mr Ian Cawsey):—It was agreed to.

6    Representation of the People,—A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation), That the draft Service Voters' Registration Period Order 2006, which was laid before this House on 19th October, be approved—(Mr Ian Cawsey):—It was agreed to.

7    Representation of the People,—A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation), That the draft Review of Polling Districts and Polling Places (Parliamentary Elections) Regulations 2006, which were laid before this House on 19th October, be approved—(Mr Ian Cawsey):—It was agreed to.

8    Armed Forces Bill (Programme) (No. 2),—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 Armed Forces Bill for the purpose of supplementing the Order of 12th December 2005 (Armed Forces Bill (Programme)):

Consideration of Lords Message

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

    2. Proceedings on consideration of any Lords Message that may be received shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion three hours after their commencement at this day's sitting.

    3. The proceedings shall be taken in the following order, namely any Lords Amendments relating to pardons for servicemen executed for offences committed during the First World War, any other Lords Amendments.

Subsequent stages

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

    5. 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.

9    Armed Forces Bill,—The House, according to Order, proceeded to consider the Lords Amendments to the Armed Forces Bill.

    Lords Amendments Nos. 51, 65 and 1 to 46 were agreed to.

    Lords Amendment No. 47.

    A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That this House agrees with the Lords in their Amendment—(Derek Twigg);

    And it being three hours after the commencement of proceedings on consideration of the Lords Amendments, the Speaker, pursuant to Order [this day], put the Question already proposed from the Chair:—It was agreed to.

    Lords Amendments Nos. 48 to 50, 52 to 64 and 66 to 77 were agreed to, the Commons being willing to waive their privileges in respect of Lords Amendment No. 55.

10    Public Petition,—A Public Petition from residents of King's Lynn, West Norfolk and other parts of East Anglia for legislation to ban the retail sale of fireworks was presented and read; and ordered to lie upon the Table and to be printed.

11    Adjournment,—A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That this House do now adjourn—(Jonathan Shaw);

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

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

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

[Adjourned at 10.12 p.m.

Michael J. Martin

Speaker


Mr Speaker will take the Chair at half-past Eleven o'clock.


APPENDIX I

Papers presented or laid upon the Table:

Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution:

1    Extradition,—Draft Extradition Act 2003 (Amendment to Designations) Order 2006 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Secretary John Reid].

2    Representation of the People,—Draft Representation of the People (Combination of Polls) (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2006 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Bridget Prentice].

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

3    Competition,—Enterprise Act 2002 (Part 9 Restrictions on Disclosure of Information) (Amendment) Order 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 2909), dated 2nd November 2006 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Secretary Darling].

4    Consumer Protection,—(1) Cosmetic Products (Safety) (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 2907); and

    (2) Dangerous Substances and Preparations (Safety) Regulations 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 2916),

    dated 6th November 2006 [by Act], with Explanatory Memoranda thereon [by Command] [Mr Secretary Darling].

5    Immigration,—(1) Immigration (Leave to Remain) (Prescribed Forms and Procedures) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 2899), dated 31st October 2006 [by Act]; and

    (2) Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules [by Act]; to be printed [No. 1702],

    with Explanatory Memoranda thereon [by Command] [Secretary John Reid].

6    National Health Service,—National Health Service (Pension Scheme and Compensation for Premature Retirement) Amendment Regulations 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 2919), dated 6th November 2006 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Ms Secretary Hewitt].

7    National Lottery,—National Lottery Distributors Dissolution Order 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 2915), dated 5th November 2006 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Secretary Tessa Jowell].

8    Pensions,—(1) Draft Code of Practice No. 10 by the Pensions Regulator on Modification of subsisting rights [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Secretary Hutton]; and

    (2) Local Government (Early Termination of Employment) (Discretionary Compensation) (England and Wales) Regulations 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 2914), dated 6th November 2006 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Secretary Ruth Kelly].

9    Social Security,—Social Security (National Insurance Numbers) Amendment Regulations 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 2897), dated 1st November 2006 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Secretary Hutton].

Other Papers:

10    Constitutional Affairs,—(1) Government Response to the Eighth Report from the Constitutional Affairs Committee, Session 2005-06, on Reform of the Coroners' System and Death Certification; and

    (2) Government Response to the Fifteenth Report from the House of Lords Constitution Committee, Session 2005-06, on Waging War: Parliament's role and responsibility

    [by Command] [Cms. 6943 and 6923] [Ms Harriet Harman].

11    Companies,—Report to the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry by the Professional Oversight Board for 2005-06 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Darling].

12    Government Resources and Accounts,—(1) Accounts of National Savings and Investments Products for 2005-06, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 1668] [Ed Balls]; and

    (2) Resource Accounts of the Department for Work and Pensions for 2005-06, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 1710] [John Healey].

13    Industrial Organisation and Development,—Report and Accounts of the Milk Development Council for 2005-06, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 1587] [Secretary David Miliband].

14    Northern Ireland,—Paper, entitled Devolving Policing and Justice in Northern Ireland: A Discussion Paper [by Command] [Cm. 6963] [Mr Secretary Hain].

15    Public Petitions,—Observations by the Secretary of State for Transport on the Petition [24th October] from the people of Worsley, Boothstown and Ellenbrook for the reinstatement of bus services [by Standing Order]; to be printed [Clerk of the House].

APPENDIX II

Standing Committees

    European Standing Committees

1    European Union Document No. 10755/06, relating to the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights, has been referred to European Standing Committee B, in place of No. 10774/05 referred to the Committee on 1st November.

2    European Union Document 13104/06, relating to the Fundamental rights and citizenship programme, has been referred to European Standing Committee B.

3    Unnumbered Explanatory Memorandum dated 2nd November 2006, submitted by Foreign and Commonwealth Office, relating to the EU-China relationship, has been referred to European Standing Committee B.

4    European Union Document SEC(06) 1195/4, relating to EC action on health services, has been referred to European Standing Committee C.

APPENDIX III

Reports from Select Committees

1    Culture, Media and Sport,—(1) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Culture, Media and Sport Committee [New media and the creative industries]; to be printed [No. 1091-viii]; and

    (2) Memorandum laid before the Committee [DCMS Annual Report 2006 and responsibilities of the Secretary of State]; to be printed [No. 1551-i]

    [Mr John Whittingdale].

2    Defence,—(1) Fourteenth Report from the Defence Committee [Armed Forces Bill: proposal for a Service Complaints Commissioner]; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 1711]; and

    (2) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee [The Future of the UK's Strategic Nuclear Deterrent: the manufacturing and skills base]; to be printed [No. 1705-i]

    [Mr James Arbuthnot].

3    Environmental Audit Committee,—(1) Eleventh Report from the Environmental Audit Committee [Outflanked: The World Trade Organisation, international trade and sustainable development], 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. 1455];

    (2) Twelfth Report from the Committee [Transport Emissions: Government Response to the Committee's Ninth Report on Reducing Carbon Emissions from Transport], together with an Appendix; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 1718]; and

    (3) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee [Policy Appraisal and RIAs]; to be printed [No. 1698-ii]

    [Mr Tim Yeo].

4    European Scrutiny,—(1) Forty-second Report from the European Scrutiny Committee; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 34-xlii]; and

    (2) Memoranda laid before the Committee [Ministerial Correspondence]

    [Michael Connarty].

5    Home Affairs,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Home Affairs Committee [Young Black People and the Criminal Justice System]; to be printed [No. 1675-ii] [Mr John Denham].

6    Human Rights,—(1) Thirtieth Report from the Joint Committee on Human Rights [Government Response to the Committee's Nineteenth Report of this Session: The UN Convention Against Torture (UNCAT)], together with an Appendix; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 1714];

    (2) Thirty-first Report from the Committee [Legislative Scrutiny: Final Progress Report], together with Appendices; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 1715]; and

    (3) Thirty-second Report from the Committee [The Human Rights Act: The DCA and Home Office Reviews], together with the Appendices to the Minutes of Evidence; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 1716]

    [Mr Andrew Dismore].

7    Trade and Industry,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Trade and Industry Committee [Trade and investment opportunities with Brazil]; to be printed [No. 1719-i] [Peter Luff].

8    Treasury,—(1) Twelfth Report from the Treasury Committee [Financial inclusion: credit, savings, advice and insurance], 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. 848];

    (2) Memoranda laid before the Treasury Committee [Financial inclusion: credit, savings, advice and insurance]; and

    (3) Thirteenth Report from the Committee ["Banking the unbanked": banking services, the Post Office Card Account, and financial inclusion]; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 1717]

    [Mr John McFall].

[W.H., No. 136]

Minutes of Proceedings of the Sitting in Westminster Hall

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

Adjournment,—A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That the sitting be now adjourned—(Tony Cunningham);

    And it being Two o'clock, the sitting was adjourned without Question put

. [Adjourned at 2 p.m.

Sir Alan Haselhurst

Deputy Speaker



 
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