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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Monday 15th January 2007

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

PRAYERS.

1    First Delegated Legislation Committee,—Mr Mike Hancock reported from the First Delegated Legislation Committee the Motion in respect of the Electoral Commission in the name of Mr Jack Straw.

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

2    European Standing Committee,—Sir Nicholas Winterton reported from a European Standing Committee the following Resolution:

    That the Committee takes note of European Union Document No. 13347/06, Commission Communication: Monitoring report on the state of preparedness for EU membership of Bulgaria and Romania; and endorses the Government's support for EU enlargement.

    Resolution to lie upon the Table.

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

3    Planning-gain Supplement (Preparations) Bill,—The Order of the day being read, for the Second Reading of the Planning-gain Supplement (Preparations) 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, Jonathan Shaw, Steve McCabe: 291.

      Tellers for the Noes, Michael Fabricant, Angela Watkinson: 182.

So the Question was agreed to. The Bill was accordingly read a second time.

4    Planning-gain Supplement (Preparations) 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 Planning-gain Supplement (Preparations) 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 1st February 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—(Tony Cunningham):—It was agreed to.

5    Planning-gain Supplement (Preparations) Bill [Money],—Her Majesty's Recommendation having been signified to the proposed Motion relating to Planning-gain Supplement (Preparations) 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 Planning-gain Supplement (Preparations) Bill, it is expedient to authorise the payment out of money provided by Parliament of expenditure of the Secretary of State or the Commissioners for Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs for the purpose of or in connection with preparing for the imposition of a tax on the increase in the value of land resulting from the grant of permission for development—(Tony Cunningham):—It was agreed to.

6    Northern Ireland,—A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Delegated Legislation Committees), That the draft Street Works (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) Order 2007, which was laid before this House on 4th December, be approved—(Tony Cunningham):—It was agreed to.

7    Stamp Duty Land Tax,—A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Delegated Legislation Committees), That the Stamp Duty Land Tax (Variation of the Finance Act 2003) Regulations 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 3237), dated 6th December 2006, a copy of which was laid before this House on 6th December, be approved—(Tony Cunningham):—It was agreed to.

8    Sustainable Use of Pesticides,—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. 11902/06 and Addendum 1, Commission Communication: A thematic strategy on the sustainable use of pesticides, No. 11896/06 and Addenda 1 and 2, draft Directive establishing a framework for Community action to achieve a sustainable use of pesticides, and No. 11755/06 and Addenda 1 to 12, draft regulation concerning the placing of plant protection products on the market; and agrees with the Government's proposed negotiating position relating to the thematic strategy on the sustainable use of pesticides and the authorisation of plant protection products—(Tony Cunningham):—It was agreed to.

9    Environmental Audit,—Ordered, That Ms Celia Barlow be discharged from the Environmental Audit Committee and Mark Lazarowicz be added.—(Rosemary McKenna, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.)

10    Public Accounts,—Ordered, That Kitty Ussher be discharged from the Public Accounts Committee and Mr Iain Wright be added.—(Rosemary McKenna, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.)

11    Communities and Local Government,—Ordered, That Lyn Brown be discharged from the Communities and Local Government Committee and David Wright be added.—(Rosemary McKenna, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.)

12    Science and Technology,—Ordered, That Anne Snelgrove be discharged from the Science and Technology Committee and Chris Mole be added.—(Rosemary McKenna, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.)

13    Public Petition,—A Public Petition from residents of the Taunton constituency and others for the preservation of the local network of post offices across Taunton Deane was presented and read; and ordered to lie upon the Table and to be printed.

14    Adjournment,—Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.—(Tony Cunningham.)

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

[Adjourned at 8 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:

Paper subject to Affirmative Resolution:

1    Mental Capacity,—Draft Mental Capacity Act 2005 (Loss of Capacity during Research Project) (England) Regulations 2007 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Ms Secretary Hewitt].

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

2    Disability Discrimination,—Code of Practice: Post-16 Education, dated 15th January 2007 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Secretary Alan Johnson].

3    Social Security,—Income-related Benefits (Subsidy to Authorities) (Miscellaneous Amendments and Electronic Communications) Order 2007 (S.I., 2007, No. 26), dated 9th January 2007 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Secretary Hutton].

Other Papers:

4    Human Rights,—Government Response to the Thirty-Second Report from the Joint Committee on Human Rights, Session 2005-06, on The Human Rights Act: the DCA and Home Office Reviews [by Command] [Cm. 7011] [Ms Harriet Harman].

5    Justice (Northern Ireland),—Paper, entitled Hate Crime in Northern Ireland: A thematic inspection of the management of hate crime by the criminal justice system in Northern Ireland by the Chief Inspector of Criminal Justice in Northern Ireland [by Act] [Mr Secretary Hain].

6    National Audit,—Report by the Comptroller and Auditor General on Ofwat - Meeting the demand for water [by Act]; to be printed [No. 150] [Clerk of the House].

7    National Lottery,—Review of the sportscotland Lottery Fund for 2005-06 [by Act]; to be printed [No. 182] [Mr Secretary Alexander].

8    Netherlands (No. 1, 2007),—Agreement, done at London on 25th October 2006, between the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Government of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in respect of the Netherlands Antilles concerning Air Services, with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Cm. 7102] [Secretary Margaret Beckett].

9    Parliamentary and Other Pensions,—Accounts of the Parliamentary Contributory Pension Fund for 2005-06, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 216] [Clerk of the House].

10    Public Petitions,—Observations by the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on the Petition [15th March 2006, in the last Session of Parliament] from the National Federation of Private Pet Crematoria against the classification of pet crematoria as landfill sites [by Standing Order]; to be printed [Clerk of the House].

APPENDIX II

General Committees

Motion in respect of the Electoral Commission in the name of Mr Jack Straw,—The Committee of Selection has discharged Mrs Louise Ellman and Paul Farrelly from the First Delegated Legislation Committee (nominated in respect of the Motion) and nominated in substitution Mrs Linda Riordan and Mr John Spellar.

APPENDIX III

Reports from Select Committees

1    Communities and Local Government,—(1) The Supply of Rented Housing: Minutes of Evidence taken before the Communities and Local Government Committee; to be printed [No. 47-ii]; and

    (2) The World Urban Forum III: Memorandum laid before the Committee; to be published]

    [Dr Phyllis Starkey].

2    Environment, Food and Rural Affairs,—The Rural Payments Agency: Minutes of Evidence taken before the Rural Payments Agency Sub-Committee of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee; to be printed [No. 107-iii] [Mr Michael Jack].

3    Human Rights,—The Council of Europe Convention on the Prevention of Terrorism: First Report from the Joint Committee on Human Rights, with Memoranda; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 247] [Mr Andrew Dismore].

4    Public Accounts,—(1) The Paddington Health Campus scheme: Ninth Report from the Committee of Public Accounts; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 244 ];

    (2) Fines collections: Tenth Report from the Committee; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 245]; and

    (3) Tackling anti-social behaviour: Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee; to be printed [No 246-i]

    [Mr Edward Leigh].

5    Transport,—(1) The work of the Committee in 2006: First Report from the Transport Committee; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 226]; and

    (2) The Ports Industry in England and Wales: Second report from the Committee, with Memoranda; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 61]

    [Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody].

6     Work and Pensions,—Jobcentre Plus: Minutes of Evidence taken before the Work and Pensions Committee; to be printed [No. 218] [Mr Terry Rooney].



 
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