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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Tuesday 14th October 2008

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

PRAYERS.

1    Regulatory Reform,—Andrew Miller reported from the Regulatory Reform Committee the following Resolution:

    That the draft Legislative Reform (Lloyd's) Order 2008, which was laid before this House on 17th July, should be approved.

The Committee came to this Resolution without a Division.

2    Dormant Bank and Building Society Accounts Bill [Lords],—Mr Joe Benton reported from the Dormant Bank and Building Society Accounts Bill [Lords] Committee that it had come to the following Resolution:

    That, subject to the discretion of the Chair, any written evidence received by the Committee shall be reported to the House for publication.

3    Employment Bill [Lords],—John Bercow reported from the Employment Bill [Lords] Committee that it had come to the following Resolution:

    That, subject to the discretion of the Chair, any written evidence received by the Committee shall be reported to the House for publication.

4    Sale of Wine (Measures) Bill,—The Order for reading the Sale of Wine (Measures) Bill a second time on Friday 17th October was read and discharged.

    Bill withdrawn.  

5    Trading of Primates as Pets (Prohibition),—Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to prohibit the breeding, selling, purchasing and keeping of primates as pets in the United Kingdom; and for connected purposes: And that Mark Pritchard, Mr Elliot Morley, Mr Edward Vaizey, Michael Jabez Foster, Mr Philip Hollobone, Mr Stewart Jackson, Mr Eric Martlew, David Taylor, Mr Colin Breed and Mr Eric Pickles do prepare and bring it in.

6    Trading of Primates as Pets (Prohibition) Bill,—Mark Pritchard accordingly presented a Bill to prohibit the breeding, selling, purchasing and keeping of primates as pets in the United Kingdom; and for connected purposes: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time on Friday 17th October and to be printed [Bill 152].

7    Banking Bill,—The Banking Bill was, according to Order, read a second time.

8    Banking 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 Banking 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 Tuesday 18th November 2008.

    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—(Mr Bob Blizzard):—It was agreed to.

9    Banking Bill (Carry-over),—A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 80A (Carry-over of bills), That if, at the conclusion of this Session of Parliament, proceedings on the Banking Bill have not been completed, they shall be resumed in the next Session.—(Mr Bob Blizzard.)

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

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

    (1) the payment out of money provided by Parliament of any expenditure of the Treasury for any purpose in connection with the special resolution regime for banks and other financial institutions (including bank insolvency and bank administration),

    (2) the payment out of money provided by Parliament of any expenditure of the Treasury in respect of, or in connection with giving, financial assistance to or in respect of a bank or other financial institution,

    (3) the payment out of money provided by Parliament of any expenditure of the Treasury in respect of financial assistance to the Bank of England,

    (4) loans from the National Loans Fund to the Financial Services Compensation Scheme, and

    (5) loans from the National Loans Fund to or in respect of a bank or other financial institution—(Mr Bob Blizzard):—It was agreed to.

11    Banking Bill [Ways and Means],—A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 52 (Money and ways and means resolutions in connection with bills), That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the Banking Bill, it is expedient to authorise—

    (1) the charging of fees in connection with the recognition of inter-bank payment systems,

    (2) the making of provision about the fiscal consequences of the exercise of stabilisation powers under the special resolution regime,

    (3) the investment of sums, raised in connection with the Financial Services Compensation Scheme, in the National Loans Fund,

    (4) other payments into the National Loans Fund, and

    (5) payments into the Consolidated Fund—(Mr Bob Blizzard):—It was agreed to.

12    Business of the House (Supplementary Estimate and Consolidated Fund (Appropriation) (No. 3) Bill),—Ordered, That—

    (1) at the sitting on Wednesday 15th October,—

      (a) notwithstanding the provisions of Standing Order No. 55 (Questions on voting of estimates, &c.), the Speaker shall put the Questions necessary to dispose of proceedings on the Motion in the name of Stephen Timms relating to a Supplementary Estimate not later than three hours after their commencement;

      (b) if a Bill founded upon a Resolution agreed under paragraph (1) is then brought in, a Motion may be made without notice by a Minister of the Crown, That the Bill be now read a second time; and

      (c) proceedings under this order may continue though opposed after the moment of interruption and Standing Order No. 41A (Deferred divisions) shall not apply; and

    (2) at the sitting on Thursday 16th October the Speaker shall not adjourn the House until he has notified the Royal Assent to any Act agreed upon by both Houses.—(Mr Bob Blizzard.)

13    Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Cars and Light Commercial Vehicles,—A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 119 (European Committees), That this House take note of European Union Document No. 5089/08 and Addenda 1 and 2, draft Regulation setting emissions performance standards for new passenger cars as part of the Community's integrated approach to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from light-duty vehicles; endorses the Government's backing of the principle of regulation; supports an approach that takes into account environmental ambition, technical and financial feasibility, and the reality of the diverse European car market; and notes that the Government will continue to pursue a strategy that balances these factors—(Mr Bob Blizzard):—It was agreed to.

14    Adjournment.

    Subject: South Central rail franchise (Sir John Stanley).

    Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.—(Mr Bob Blizzard.)

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

[Adjourned at 9.59 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:

Other Papers:

1    Animals (Scientific Procedures),—Report of the Animal Procedures Committee for 2007 [by Act]; to be printed [No. 1058] [Secretary Jacqui Smith].

2    Children, Schools and Families,—Departmental Minute relating to the waiver of Exchequer interest in regard to Watling House [by Command] [Secretary Ed Balls].

APPENDIX II

Reports from Select Committees

1    Administration,—Record of the Administration Committee's discussions at its meeting on 14th October; to be published [Mr Frank Doran].

2    Business and Enterprise,—(1) Post Office:

    (i) After the Network Change Programme and Post Office finance: Responses to the Committee's Sixth and Tenth Reports of Session 2007—08: Ninth Special Report from the Business and Enterprise Committee; to be printed [No. 1091]; and

    (ii) Memoranda laid before the Committee; to be published; and

    (2) The role of regional development agencies: Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee; to be printed [No. 1054-ii]

    [Peter Luff].

3    Culture, Media and Sport,—The Licensing Act 2003: Minutes of Evidence taken before the Culture, Media and Sport Committee; to be printed [No. 1093-i] [Mr John Whittingdale].

4    Environmental Audit,—Export Credits Guarantee Department and Sustainable Development: Eleventh Report from the Environmental Audit Committee, with Memoranda; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 929] [Tim Yeo].

5    Home Affairs,—Human Trafficking: Minutes of Evidence taken before the Home Affairs Committee; to be printed [No. 318-v] [Keith Vaz].

6    Human Rights,—Equality and Human Rights Commission: Minutes of Evidence taken before the Joint Committee on Human Rights; to be published [No. 1094-i] [Mr Andrew Dismore].

7    Justice,—Sentencing Commission: Minutes of Evidence taken before the Justice Committee; to be printed [No. 1095-i] [Sir Alan Beith].

8    Regulatory Reform,—Draft Legislative Reform (Lloyd's) Order 2008: Sixth Report from the Regulatory Reform Committee; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 1090] [Andrew Miller].

9    Treasury,—The Economics of the Housing Market: Minutes of Evidence taken before the Treasury Committee; to be printed [No. 1092-i] [John McFall].

[W.H., No. 91]

Minutes of Proceedings of the Sitting in Westminster Hall

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

Adjournment.

    Subjects:

      Digital television switchover (Mr Michael Moore).

      Treatment of rare and complex medical conditions (Dr Doug Naysmith).

      Noise pollution and congestion on the M3 (Mrs Maria Miller).

      Humanitarian situation in Sri Lanka (Joan Ryan).

      Testing of cosmetics on animals (Mr Oliver Letwin).

    Resolved, That the sitting be now adjourned.—(Mr Bob Blizzard.)

    And accordingly the sitting was adjourned till to-morrow.

[Adjourned at 1.58 p.m.

Sir Alan Haselhurst

Deputy Speaker

    CORRIGENDUM

    In the Votes and Proceedings for Thursday 17th July the following item should have appeared after item 15:


    Public Petition,—A Public Petition from Mrs Shelagh Beswick, Manager, Wincham Post Office, Mr Alastair Carmichael, Sub Post Master, Barnton Post Office, and others of like disposition relating to Post Office closures (Cheshire) was presented.



 
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