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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Friday 26th January 2007

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

1    The Speaker's Absence,—The House being met, and the Speaker having leave of absence pursuant to paragraph (3) of Standing Order No. 3 (Deputy Speaker), Sylvia Heal, the First Deputy Chairman of Ways and Means, proceeded to the Table.

PRAYERS.

2    The First Deputy Chairman of Ways and Means took the Chair as Deputy Speaker.

3    Motion to sit in private,—Mr Tim Yeo moved, That this House do sit in private.

    The Deputy Speaker put the Question forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 163 (Motions to sit in private).

The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Mr Andrew Mackay, Peter Bottomley: 0.

      Tellers for the Noes, Sir George Young, Richard Ottaway: 46.

So the Question was negatived.

4    Energy Saving (Daylight) Bill,—The Order of the day being read, for the Second Reading of the Energy Saving (Daylight) Bill;

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

    Mr Tim Yeo rose in his place and claimed to move, That the Question be now put.

    And the Question being put, That the Question be now put;

The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Mr Tim Yeo, Mr Greg Knight: 32.

      Tellers for the Noes, John Robertson, Mr Russell Brown: 20.

So the Question was negatived.

    Whereupon the Deputy Speaker declared that the Question was not decided in the Affirmative because it was not supported by the majority prescribed by Standing Order No. 37 (Majority for closure or for proposal of question).

    And it being half-past Two o'clock, the Debate stood adjourned.

    Ordered, That the Bill be read a second time on Friday 2nd February.

5    Infrastructure Audit (Housing Development) Bill,—The Order of the day being read, for the Second Reading of the Infrastructure Audit (Housing Development) Bill;

    Ordered, That the Bill be read a second time on Friday 2nd March.

6    Cluster Munitions (Prohibition of Development and Acquisition) Bill,—The Order of the day being read, for the Second Reading of the Cluster Munitions (Prohibition of Development and Acquisition) Bill;

    Ordered, That the Bill be read a second time on Friday 18th May.

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

    And accordingly, the House, having continued to sit till one minute to Three o'clock, adjourned till Monday 29th January.

[Adjourned at 2.59 p.m.

Sir Alan Haselhurst

Deputy Speaker


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


APPENDIX

Papers presented or laid upon the Table:

Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution:

1    Employment and Training,—(1) Draft Industrial Training Levy (Construction Industry Training Board) Order 2007; and

    (2) draft Industrial Training Levy (Engineering Construction Industry Training Board) Order 2007

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

Paper subject to Negative Resolution:

2    Health and Safety,—Work at Height (Amendment) Regulations 2007 (S.I., 2007, No. 114), dated 23rd January 2007 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Secretary Hutton].

Other Paper:

3    Public Petitions,—Observations by the Economic Secretary to the Treasury on the Petition [16th November] from the residents of Buckfastleigh against the closure of local bank branches [by Standing Order]; to be printed [Clerk of the House].



 
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