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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Monday 11th December 2006

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

PRAYERS.

1    First Delegated Legislation Committee,—Derek Conway reported from the First Delegated Legislation Committee the draft Films (Definition of "British Film") (No. 2) Order 2006.

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

2    Third Delegated Legislation Committee,—Mr Edward O'Hara reported from the Third Delegated Legislation Committee the draft Science and Technology Facilities Council Order 2007 and the draft Technology Strategy Board Order 2007.

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

3    Offender Management Bill,—The Order of the day being read, for the Second Reading of the Offender Management Bill;

    And a Motion being made, and the Question being put, That the Bill be now read a second time;

    The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Mr Michael Foster, Mr Dave Watts: 411.

      Tellers for the Noes, Mr Jeremy Browne, Mr Roger Williams: 91.

    So the Question was agreed to.

    The Bill was accordingly read a second time.

4    Offender Management Bill (Programme),—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 Offender Management Bill:

Committal

    1. The Bill shall be committed to a Public Bill Committee.

Proceedings in Public Bill Committee

    2. Proceedings in the Public Bill Committee shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion on Thursday 25th January 2007.

    3. The Public Bill Committee shall have leave to sit twice on the first day on which it meets.

Consideration and Third Reading

    4. Proceedings on consideration shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion one hour before the moment of interruption on the day on which those proceedings are commenced.

    5. Proceedings on Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at the moment of interruption on that day.

    6. Standing Order No. 83B (Programming committees) shall not apply to proceedings on consideration and Third Reading.

Other proceedings

    7. Any other proceedings on the Bill (including any proceedings on consideration of Lords Amendments or on any further messages from the Lords) may be programmed—(Huw Irranca-Davies);

    The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Mr Michael Foster, Mr Dave Watts: 280.

      Tellers for the Noes, Michael Fabricant, Angela Watkinson: 213.

    So the Question was agreed to.

5    Offender Management Bill [Money],—Her Majesty's Recommendation having been signified to the proposed Motion relating to Offender Management Bill [Money];

    A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 52 (Money resolutions and ways and means resolutions in connection with bills), That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the Offender Management Bill it is expedient to authorise the payment out of money provided by Parliament of,—

    (1) any sums required by the Secretary of State in connection with the making and implementation of arrangements for the provision of probation services;

    (2) any other expenditure incurred by the Secretary of State by virtue of the Act; and

    (3) any increase attributable to the Act in the sums payable by virtue of any other Act out of money so provided—(Huw Irranca-Davies):—It was agreed to.

6    Consolidated Fund Bill,—The Order of the day being read, for the Second Reading of the Consolidated Fund Bill;

    And a Motion being made, and the Question being put forthwith pursuant to Standing Order No. 56 (Consolidated Fund Bills), That the Bill be now read a second time:—It was agreed to.

    The Bill was accordingly read a second time.

    And the Question being put forthwith, That the Bill be now read the third time:—It was agreed to.

    The Bill was accordingly read the third time, and passed.

7    Pensions,—A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Delegated Legislation Committees), That the draft Financial Assistance Scheme (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2006, which were laid before this House on 15th November, be approved—(Huw Irranca-Davies):—It was agreed to.

8    Constitutional Law,—A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Delegated Legislation Committees), That the draft National Assembly for Wales (Transfer of Functions) (No. 2) Order 2006, which was laid before this House on 19th October, in the last Session of Parliament, be approved—(Huw Irranca-Davies):—It was agreed to.

9    Constitutional Law,—A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Delegated Legislation Committees), That the draft Animal Health and Welfare (Scotland) Act 2006 (Consequential Provisions) (England and Wales) Order 2006, which was laid before this House on 6th November, in the last Session of Parliament, be approved—(Huw Irranca-Davies):—It was agreed to.

10    Constitutional Law,—A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Delegated Legislation Committees), That the draft Scotland Act 1998 (Transfer of Functions to the Scottish Ministers etc.) (No. 3) Order 2006, which was laid before this House on 6th November, in the last Session of Parliament, be approved—(Huw Irranca-Davies):—It was agreed to.

11    Representation of the People,—A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Delegated Legislation Committees), That the draft Representation of the People (Combination of Polls) (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2006, which were laid before this House on 7th November, in the last Session of Parliament, be approved—(Huw Irranca-Davies):—It was agreed to.

12    Constitutional Affairs,—Ordered, That James Brokenshire be discharged from the Constitutional Affairs Committee and Robert Neill be added.—(Rosemary McKenna, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.)

13    Education and Skills,—Ordered, That Mrs Nadine Dorries be discharged from the Education and Skills Committee and Mr Andrew Pelling be added.—(Rosemary McKenna, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.)

14    Transport,—Ordered, That Mr Robert Goodwill be discharged from the Transport Committee and Mr Phillip Hollobone be added.—(Rosemary McKenna, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.)

15    Health,—Ordered, That Anne Milton be discharged from the Health Committee and Mr Stewart Jackson be added.—(Rosemary McKenna, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.)

16    Environment, Food and Rural Affairs,—Ordered, That Mr Shailesh Vara be discharged from the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee and Mr Geoffrey Cox be added.—(Rosemary McKenna, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.)

17    Public Petition,—A Public Petition from residents of London and surrounding areas for measures to prevent passengers playing loud music on buses was presented and read; and ordered to lie upon the Table and to be printed.

18    Adjournment,—Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.—(Huw Irranca-Davies.)

    And accordingly, the House, having continued to sit till Eleven o'clock, adjourned till to-morrow.

[Adjourned at 11 p.m.

Michael J. Martin

Speaker


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


APPENDIX I

Papers presented or laid upon the Table:

Papers delivered to the Votes and Proceedings Office on Friday 8th December 2006 pursuant to Standing Order No. 158 (Presentation of command papers):

1    Foreign Affairs,—Paper, entitled Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Government of Ireland [Cm. 7002] [Secretary Margaret Beckett].

2    Home Office,—Home Office Targets: Autumn Performance Report 2006 [Cm. 6995] [Secretary John Reid].

Papers delivered to the Votes and Proceedings Office on Friday 8th December 2006 pursuant to Standing Order No. 159 (Presentation of statutory instruments):

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

3    Agriculture,—Common Agricultural Policy Single Payment and Support Schemes (Cross-compliance) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 3254), dated 5th December 2006, with an Explanatory Memorandum [Secretary David Miliband].

4    Betting, Gaming and Lotteries,—Gambling Act 2005 (Commencement No. 6 and Transitional Provisions) Order 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 3272), dated 6th December 2006, with an Explanatory Memorandum [Secretary Tessa Jowell].

5    Corporation Tax,—(1) Lloyd's Sourcebook (Finance Act 1993 and Finance Act 1994) (Amendment) Order 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 3273), dated 7th December 2006, with an Explanatory Memorandum [Ed Balls];

    (2) Finance Act 2002, Schedule 26, (Parts 2 and 9) (Amendment) Order 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 3269), dated 7th December 2006, with an Explanatory Memorandum [Dawn Primarolo];

    (3) Finance Act 2006, Section 53(2) (Films and Sound Recordings: Power to alter Dates) Order 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 3265), dated 7th December 2006, with an Explanatory Memorandum [Dawn Primarolo];

    (4) Insurance Companies (Corporation Tax Acts) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Order 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 3270), dated 7th December 2006, with an Explanatory Memorandum [Ed Balls]; and

    (5) Overseas Life Insurance Companies Regulations 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 3271), dated 7th December 2006, with an Explanatory Memorandum [Ed Balls].

6    Defence,—(1) Armed Forces (Entry, Search and Seizure) (Amendment) Order 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 3244); and

    (2) Armed Forces (Entry, Search and Seizure) Order 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 3243),

    dated 6th December 2006, with Explanatory Memoranda thereon [Secretary Des Browne].

7    Education,—(1) Education (School Teachers' Pay and Conditions) (No. 2) (Amendment) Order 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 3171), dated 28th November 2006;

    (2) Further Education (Providers of Education) (England) Regulations 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 3199), dated 30th November 2006; and

    (3) School Staffing (England) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 3197), dated 29th November 2006,

    with Explanatory Memoranda thereon [Secretary Alan Johnson].

8    Sexual Orientation Discrimination,—Equality Act (Sexual Orientation) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006 (S.R. (N.I.), 2006, No. 466), dated 22nd November 2006, with an Explanatory Memorandum [Mr Secretary Hain].

Papers presented or laid upon the Table on Monday 11th December 2006:

Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution:

9    Northern Ireland,—(1) Draft Health (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Northern Ireland) Order 2007; and

    (2) draft Northern Ireland Arms Decommissioning Act 1997 (Amnesty Period) Order 2007

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

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

10    Betting, Gaming and Lotteries,—(1) Gambling Appeals Tribunal Fees Regulations 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 3287), dated 8th December 2006 [by Act] with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Bridget Prentice];

    (2) Gambling Appeals Tribunal Rules 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 3293), dated 8th December 2006 [by Act] with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Bridget Prentice];

    (3) Gambling (Operating Licence and Single-Machine Permit Fees) Regulations 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 3284), dated 10th December 2006, [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Secretary Tessa Jowell]; and

    (4) Gambling (Personal Licence Fees) Regulations 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 3285), dated 10th December 2006, [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Secretary Tessa Jowell].

11    Capital Gains Tax,—(1) Capital Gains Tax (Definition of Permanent Interest Bearing Share) Regulations 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 3291) dated 11th December 2006 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Ed Balls]; and

    (2) Reporting of Savings Income Information (Amendment) Regulations 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 3286), dated 11th December 2006 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Dawn Primarolo].

12    Cinemas and Film,—Films (Certification) Regulations 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 3281), dated 7th December 2006 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Secretary Tessa Jowell].

13    Education,—Education (Pupil Referral Units) (Application of Enactments) (England) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 3226), dated 4th December 2006 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Secretary Alan Johnson].

14    European Communities (Wales),—Structural Funds (National Assembly for Wales) Regulations 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 3282), dated 7th December 2006 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Secretary Darling].

15    Immigration,—Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules [by Act]; to be printed [No. 130], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Secretary John Reid].

16    Income Tax,—Exemption from Income Tax for Certain Interest and Royalty Payments (Amendment of Section 757(2) of the Income Tax (Trading and Other Income) Act 2005) Order 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 3288), dated 11th December [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Dawn Primarolo].

17    Professional Qualifications,—European Communities (Recognition of Professional Qualifications) (Second General System) (Amendment) Regulations 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 3214), dated 4th December 2006 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Secretary Alan Johnson].

18    Road Traffic,—Passenger and Goods Vehicles (Community Recording Equipment Regulation) Regulations 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 3276), dated 6th December 2006 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Secretary Alexander].

19    Taxes,—Mutual Assistance Provisions Order 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 3283), dated 11th December 2006 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Dawn Primarolo].

20    Town and Country Planning,—Town and Country Planning (Costs of Independent Examinations) (Standard Daily Amount) (England) Regulations 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 3227), dated 5th December 2006 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Secretary Ruth Kelly].

21    Value Added Tax,—Value Added Tax (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 3292), dated 11th December 2006 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Dawn Primarolo].

Other Papers:

22    Government Resources and Accounts,—Resource Accounts of the Home Office for 2005-06, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 124] [John Healey].

23    Health,—Department for Health: Autumn Performance Report 2006 [by Command] [Cm. 6985] [Ms Secretary Hewitt].

24    Justice (Northern Ireland),—Report and Accounts of Criminal Justice Inspection Northern Ireland for 2005-06, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 105] [Mr Secretary Hain].

25    National Audit,—Reports by the Comptroller and Auditor General on—

    (1) The Estate Strategy of the Police Service of Northern Ireland; and

    (2) HM Revenue and Customs: Filing VAT and Company Tax returns

    [by Act]; to be printed [Nos. 101 and 102] [Clerk of the House].

26    Public Petitions,—Observations by the Secretary of State for Transport on the Petition [28th November] from residents of the Borough of Wellingborough and others for making it compulsory for children to wear cycle helmets while cycling [by Standing Order]; to be printed [Clerk of the House].

27    Regulatory Reform,—Proposal for a Regulatory Reform (Game) Order 2007, together with a Statement by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs [by Act] [Secretary David Miliband].

28    Treaty Series (No. 31, 2006),—Exchange of Notes, done at Kosovo on 25th May 2006 and London on 16th June 2006, between the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) concerning the Transfer of Mr Luan Go(i to the Jurisdiction of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland [by Command] [Cm. 6998] [Secretary Margaret Beckett].

29    Treaty Series (No. 32, 2006),—Amendments to the Regulations under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT), done at Geneva on 5th October 2005, adopted by the Assembly of the International Patent Cooperation Union (PCT Union) at its thirty-fourth (15th ordinary) session on October 5th, 2005, with effect from 1st April 2006 [by Command] [Cm. 6999] [Secretary Margaret Beckett].

APPENDIX II

General Committees

Draft Science and Technology Facilities Council Order 2007 and the draft Technology Strategy Board Order 2007,—The Committee of Selection has discharged Jeff Ennis, Alun Michael and Albert Owen from the Third Delegated Legislation Committee (nominated in respect of the draft Orders) and nominated in substitution Mr Kevan Jones, Mr George Mudie and Mr Tom Watson.

APPENDIX III

Reports from Select Committees

1    Education and Skills,—Citizenship Education:

    (1) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Education and Skills Committee; to be printed [No. 147-i]; and

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

    [Mr Barry Sheerman].

2    Public Accounts,—(1) Tackling child obesity-first steps: Eighth Report from the Committee of Public Accounts; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report[No. 157]; and

    (2) Update on PFI debt refinancing and the PFI equity market: Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee; to be printed [No. 158-i]

    [Mr Edward Leigh].

3    Treasury,—The 2006 Pre-Budget Report: Minutes of Evidence taken before the Treasury Committee; to be printed [No. 115-i] [Mr John McFall].

4    Work and Pensions,—The Government's Employment Strategy: Minutes of Evidence taken before the Work and Pensions Committee; to be printed [No. 63-iii] [Mr Terry Rooney].

THE SPEAKER'S CERTIFICATE

The Speaker certified that the Consolidated Fund Bill is a Money Bill within the meaning of the Parliament Act 1911.



 
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