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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Thursday 7th December 2006

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

PRAYERS.

1    Eleventh Delegated Legislation Committee,—Hywel Williams reported from the Eleventh Delegated Legislation Committee the draft Extradition Act 2003 (Amendment to Designations) Order 2006.

    Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee to lie upon the Table.

2    Twelfth Delegated Legislation Committee,—Janet Anderson reported from the Twelfth Delegated Legislation Committee the draft Housing (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) Order 2006.

    Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee to lie upon the Table.

3    Thirteenth Delegated Legislation Committee,—Ann Winterton reported from the Thirteenth Delegated Legislation Committee the draft Asylum (First List of Safe Countries) (Amendment) Order 2006 and draft Accession (Immigration and Worker Authorisation) Regulations 2006.

    Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee to lie upon the Table.

4    Income Tax Bill,—Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, supported by Mr Secretary Darling, Mr Secretary Hutton, Mr Stephen Timms, Dawn Primarolo, John Healey and Ed Balls, presented a Bill to restate, with minor changes, certain enactments relating to income tax; and for connected purposes: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time on Monday 11th December and to be printed [Bill 14].

    Ordered, That the Explanatory Notes relating to the Income Tax Bill be printed [Bill 14-EN].

5    Estimates Day [1st Allotted Day],— The House proceeded, pursuant to Resolution [30th November], to consider the Estimates appointed for consideration under Standing Order No. 145 (Liaison Committee).

    Supplementary Estimates, 2006-07 (Department for Communities and Local Government),—A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That, for the year ending with 31st March 2007, for expenditure by the Department for Communities and Local Government—

    (1) further resources, not exceeding 1,351,500,000, be authorised for use as set out in House of Commons Paper No. 2,

    (2) a further sum, not exceeding 1,357,195,000, be granted to Her Majesty out of the Consolidated Fund, to meet the costs as so set out, and

    (3) limits as so set out be set on appropriations in aid.—(Jonathan Shaw.)

    The Debate was concluded, and the Question necessary to dispose of the proceedings was deferred, pursuant to paragraph (4) of Standing Order No. 54 (Consideration of estimates).

    Supplementary Estimates, 2006-07 (Department for Work and Pensions),—A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That, for the year ending with 31st March 2007, for expenditure by the Department for Work and Pensions—

    (1) further resources, not exceeding 782,539,000, be authorised for use as set out in House of Commons Paper No. 2,

    (2) a further sum, not exceeding 517,523,000, be granted to Her Majesty out of the Consolidated Fund, to meet the costs as so set out, and

    (3) limits as so set out be set on appropriations in aid—(Liz Blackman);

    And it being Six o'clock, the Deputy Speaker interrupted the proceedings, and the Question necessary to dispose of proceedings was deferred, pursuant to paragraph (4) of Standing Order No. 54 (Consideration of estimates).

    The Deputy Speaker, pursuant to paragraph (5) of Standing Order No. 54 (Consideration of estimates), put the deferred Questions on Supplementary Estimates, 2006-07.

    Supplementary Estimates, 2006-07: Department for Communities and Local Government

    Resolved, That, for the year ending with 31st March 2007, for expenditure by the Department for Communities and Local Government—

      (1)  further resources, not exceeding 1,351,500,000, be authorised for use as set out in House of Commons Paper No. 2,

      (2)  a further sum, not exceeding 1,357,195,000, be granted to Her Majesty out of the Consolidated Fund, to meet the costs as so set out, and

      (3)  limits as so set out be set on appropriations in aid.

    Supplementary Estimates, 2006-07: Department for Work and Pensions

    Resolved, That, for the year ending with 31st March 2007, for expenditure by the Department for Work and Pensions—

      (1)  further resources, not exceeding 782,539,000, be authorised for use as set out in House of Commons Paper No. 2,

      (2)  a further sum, not exceeding 517,523,000, be granted to Her Majesty out of the Consolidated Fund, to meet the costs as so set out, and

      (3)  limits as so set out be set on appropriations in aid.

6    Estimates,—The Deputy Speaker then put the Questions required to be put, pursuant to Standing Order No. 55 (Questions on voting of estimates, &c.).

    Estimates, 2006-07 (Navy) Vote A

    Resolved, That, during the year ending with 31st March 2007, modifications in the maximum numbers in the Reserve Naval and Marine Forces set out in House of Commons Paper No. 18 be authorised for the purposes of Part I of the Reserve Forces Act 1996.

    Supplementary Estimates and New Estimates, 2006-07

    Resolved, That, for the year ending with 31st March 2007—

    (1) further resources, not exceeding 4,150,559,000, be authorised for use for defence and civil services as set out in House of Commons Papers Nos. 2 and 7,

    (2) a further sum, not exceeding 5,956,487,000, be granted to Her Majesty out of the Consolidated Fund, to meet the costs of defence and civil services as so set out, and

    (3) limits as set out in House of Commons Paper No. 2 be set on appropriations in aid.

    Estimates, 2007-08 (Vote on Account)

    Resolved, That, for the year ending with 31st March 2008—

    (1) resources, not exceeding 181,206,923,000, be authorised, on account, for use for defence and civil services as set out in House of Commons Papers Nos. 4, 5, 6 and 19, and

    (2) a sum, not exceeding 171,368,021,000, be granted to Her Majesty out of the Consolidated Fund, on account, to meet the costs of defence and civil services as so set out.

    Ordered, That a Bill be brought in upon the foregoing Resolutions: And that the Chairman of Ways and Means, Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr Stephen Timms, Dawn Primarolo, John Healey and Ed Balls do prepare and bring it in.

7    Consolidated Fund Bill,—John Healey accordingly presented a Bill to authorise the use of resources for the service of the years ending with 31st March 2007 and 31st March 2008 and to apply certain sums out of the Consolidated Fund to the service of the years ending with 31st March 2007 and 31st March 2008: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time on Monday 11th December and to be printed [Bill 15].

8    Corporation Tax,—A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Delegated Legislation Committees), That the draft Taxation of Securitisation Companies Regulations 2006, which were laid before this House on 15th November, be approved—(Huw Irranca-Davies):—It was agreed to.

9    Corporation Tax,—A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Delegated Legislation Committees), That the draft Oil Taxation (Market Value of Oil) Regulations 2006, which were laid before this House on 23rd November, be approved—(Huw Irranca-Davies):—It was agreed to.

10    Petroleum Revenue Tax,—A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Delegated Legislation Committees), That the draft Petroleum Revenue Tax (Attribution of Blended Crude Oil) Regulations 2006, which were laid before this House on 21st November, be approved—(Huw Irranca-Davies):—It was agreed to.

11    Consumer Protection,—A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Delegated Legislation Committees), That the draft Compensation (Claims Management Services) Regulations 2006, which were laid before this House on 16th November, be approved—(Huw Irranca-Davies):—It was agreed to.

12    Consumer Protection,—A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Delegated Legislation Committees), That the draft Compensation (Specification of Benefits) Order 2006, which was laid before this House on 16th November, be approved—(Huw Irranca-Davies):—It was agreed to.

13    Consumer Protection,—A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Delegated Legislation Committees), That the draft Compensation (Regulated Claims Management Services) Order 2006, which was laid before this House on 16th November, be approved—(Huw Irranca-Davies):—It was agreed to.

14    Waste Prevention and Recycling,—A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 119 (European Standing Committees), That this House takes note of European Union Documents No. 5047/06 and Addenda 1 and 2, Commission Communication, Taking sustainable use of resources forward: A Thematic Strategy on the prevention and recycling of waste, and No. 5050/06 and Addendum 1, Draft Directive on waste; and agrees with the Government's proposed negotiating position relating to the revision of the Waste Framework Directive—(Huw Irranca-Davies):—It was agreed to.

15    Government's assessment as set out in the Pre-Budget Report 2006 for the purposes of section 5 of the European Communities (Amendment) Act 1993,—Ordered, That, for the purposes of its approval under section 5 of the European Communities (Amendment) Act 1993, the Government's assessment as set out in the Pre-Budget Report 2006 shall be treated as if it were an instrument subject to the provisions of Standing Order No. 118 (Delegated Legislation Committees).—(Huw Irranca-Davies.)

16    Modernisation of the House,—Ordered, That Graham Stringer be discharged from the Select Committee on Modernisation of the House of Commons and Mr Iain Wright be added.—(Huw Irranca-Davies.)

17    Public Petition,—A Public Petition from the Tyne and Wear Asbestos Support Group for the provision of Alimta to sufferers of mesothelioma was presented and read; and ordered to lie upon the Table and to be printed.

18    Adjournment,—A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(Huw Irranca-Davies.)

    And the Motion having been made after Six o'clock, and the Debate having continued for half an hour, the Deputy Speaker adjourned the House without Question put, pursuant to the Standing Order, it being then twenty-five minutes to Seven o'clock, till Monday 11th December.

[Adjourned at 6.35 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    Betting, Gaming and Lotteries,—(1) Gambling Act 2005 (Definition of Small-scale Operator) Regulations 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 3266); and

    (2) Gambling (Personal Licences) (Modification of Part 5 of the Gambling Act 2005) Regulations 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 3267),

    dated 6th December 2006, [by Act], with Explanatory Memoranda thereon [by Command] [Secretary Tessa Jowell].

2    Corporation Tax,—Lloyd's Underwriters (Double Taxation Relief) (Corporate Members) Regulations 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 3262), dated 6th December 2006 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Ed Balls].

3    Education,—(1) Education (Student Support) (European Institutions) (No. 2) Regulations 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 3156), dated 24th November 2006; and

    (2) Teachers' Pensions etc. (Reform Amendments) Regulations 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 3122), dated 22nd November 2006

    [by Act], with Explanatory Memoranda thereon [by Command] [Secretary Alan Johnson].

4    Income Tax,—Registered Pension Schemes (Enhanced Lifetime Allowance) (Amendment) Regulations 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 3261), dated 6th December 2006 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Ed Balls].

5    Merchant Shipping,—(1) Merchant Shipping (Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 3225), dated 4th December 2006;

    (2) Merchant Shipping (Inland Waterway and Limited Coastal Operations) (Boatmasters' Qualifications and Hours of Work) Regulations 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 3223), dated 4th December 2006; and

    (3) Merchant Shipping (Local Passenger Vessels) (Crew) Regulations 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 3224), dated 5th December 2006

    [by Act], with Explanatory Memoranda thereon [by Command] [Mr Secretary Alexander].

6    Registration of Political Parties,—Registration of Political Parties (Prohibited Words and Expressions) (Amendment) Order 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 3252), dated 6th December 2006 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Bridget Prentice].

Other Papers:

7    Constitutional Affairs,—Department for Constitutional Affairs: Autumn Performance Report 2006 [by Command] [Cm. 6973] [Ms Harriet Harman].

8    Crown Prosecution Service,—Crown Prosecution Service: Autumn Performance Report 2006 [by Command] [Cm. 6982] [The Solicitor General].

9    International Development,—Department for International Development: Autumn Performance Report 2006 [by Command] [Cm. 6978] [Secretary Hilary Benn].

10    Northern Ireland,—Reports and Accounts of the Western Education and Library Board for—

    (1) 2003-04, and

    (2) 2004-05

    with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General for Northern Ireland thereon [by Statutory Instrument]; to be printed [Nos. 31 and 32] [Mr Secretary Hain].

11    Northern Ireland (Monitoring Commission etc.), —Secretary of State's Second Report under section 11(1) of the Northern Ireland (monitoring Commission etc.) Act 2003 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Hain].

12    Probation Board (Northern Ireland),—Report and Accounts of the Probation Board for Northern Ireland for 2005-06, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Statutory Instrument]; to be printed [No. 29] [Mr Secretary Hain].

APPENDIX II

General Committees

1    Fraud (Trials without a Jury) Bill (Programming Sub-Committee),—The Speaker has appointed Mr Alan Campbell, Mr Jim Cunningham, Mr Dominic Grieve, Simon Hughes, Mr Mike O'Brien, Mr Andrew Pelling and Mr Jamie Reed members of the Programming Sub-Committee of the Fraud (Trials without a Jury) Bill Committee.

2    Fraud (Trials Without a Jury) Bill,—The Speaker has appointed John Bercow Chairman of the Fraud (Trials Without a Jury) Bill Committee.

3    Draft Films (Definition of "British Film") (No. 2) Order 2006,—The Speaker has appointed Derek Conway Chairman of the First Delegated Legislation Committee in respect of the draft Order.

4    Tax Credits (Claims and Notifications) (Amendment) Regulations 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 2689),—The Speaker has appointed Mrs Janet Dean Chairman of the Second Delegated Legislation Committee in respect of the Regulations.

5    Draft Science and Technology Facilities Council Order 2007 and draft Technology Strategy Board Order 2007,—The Speaker has appointed Mr Edward O'Hara Chairman of the Third Delegated Legislation Committee in respect of the draft Orders.

6    Customs and Excise Duties (Travellers' Allowances and Personal Reliefs) (New Member States) (Amendment) Order 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 3157),—The Speaker has appointed Mr Greg Pope Chairman of the Fourth Delegated Legislation Committee in respect of the Order.

7    Draft Petroleum Act 1998 (Third Party Access) Order 2007,—The Speaker has appointed Hywel Williams Chairman of the Fifth Delegated Legislation Committee in respect of the draft Order.

8    Report by the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions under Section 82 of the Welfare Reform and Pensions Act 1999 (House of Commons Paper No. 39),—The Speaker has appointed Mr Mike Hancock Chairman of the Sixth Delegated Legislation Committee in respect of the Report.

9    Draft Personal Injuries (NHS Charges) (Amounts) Regulations 2006,—The Speaker has appointed Mr Christopher Chope Chairman of the Seventh Delegated Legislation Committee in respect of the draft Regulations.

10    Draft Housing (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) Order 2006,—The Committee of Selection has discharged Alan Simpson and Dr Howard Stoate from the Twelfth Delegated Legislation Committee (nominated in respect of the draft Order) and nominated in substitution Angela Eagle and Joan Walley.

11    Draft Asylum (First List of Safe Countries) (Amendment) Order 2006 and draft Accession (Immigration and Worker Authorisation) Regulations 2006,—The Committee of Selection has discharged Chris Bryant and Sharon Hodgson from the Thirteenth Delegated Legislation Committee (nominated in respect of the draft Regulations) and nominated in substitution Mr Khalid Mahmood and Siobhain McDonagh.

    Grand Committees

12    The Speaker has appointed Sir Alan Haselhurst Chairman of the Northern Ireland Grand Committee in respect of its meeting on 12th December.

13    The Speaker has appointed Mr Martin Caton Chairman of the Welsh Grand Committee in respect of its meetings on 13th December.

    European Standing Committees

14    The Speaker has appointed Mr Eric Martlew Chairman of the European Standing Committee in respect of European Union Document No. 14181/04 on Electronic Recording and Reporting of Fishing Activities and Means of Remote Sensing.

APPENDIX III

Reports from Select Committees

1    Defence, Foreign Affairs, International Development and Trade and Industry,—Strategic Exports Controls:

    (1) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Defence, Foreign Affairs, International Development and Trade and Industry Committees; to be printed [No. 117-i]; and

    (2) Memoranda laid before the Committees; to be published

    [Mr Roger Berry].

2    European Scrutiny and Home Affairs,—Migration Issues relating to the Accession of Bulgaria and Romania to the European Union: Minutes of Evidence taken before the European Scrutiny and Home Affairs Committees, together with a Memorandum laid before the Committees; to be printed [No. 143-i] [Mr John Denham].

3    Health,—NHS Deficits: First Report from the Health Committee with Memoranda; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 73-I and -II] [Mr Kevin Barron].

4    Public Administration,—Skills for Government: Minutes of Evidence taken before the Select Committee on Public Administration, with Memoranda; to be printed [No. 93-ii] [Dr Tony Wright].

[W.H., No. 6]

Minutes of Proceedings of the Sitting in Westminster Hall

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

Adjournment (Terrorism Detention Powers—Fourth Report from the Home Affairs Committee, Session 2005-06, and the Government's response thereto),—Resolved, That the sitting be now adjourned.—(Mr Dave Watts.)

    And accordingly the sitting was adjourned till Tuesday 12th December.

[Adjourned at 4.57 p.m.

Sir Alan Haselhurst

Deputy Speaker



 
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