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Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Order [28 June 2001],

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Question agreed to.


Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 119(9) (European Standing Committees),

Execution of Orders Freezing Assets Or Evidence

Question agreed to.


Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 18(1)(a) (Consideration of draft deregulation, etc., orders),


Question agreed to.

Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 18(1)(a) (Consideration of draft deregulation, etc., orders),

Regulatory Reform

Question agreed to.



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10.20 pm

Mr. Patrick McLoughlin (West Derbyshire): On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. I draw your attention to motion 7, which is about to be put to the House. You will see that the first two paragraphs, with which we have no problem whatever, refer to tomorrow's proceedings. However, paragraph 3 refers to proceedings next Friday, whereby the Government are attempting to reduce the amount of time for the motion on the Adjournment of the House.

May I ask you, Mr. Speaker, to use your powers on complicated questions? In 1888, the Speaker said that a complicated question can be divided if each part is capable of standing on its own. Clearly, paragraph 3 of the motion can stand by itself, and I therefore ask you to put the question on paragraphs 1 and 2 separately from paragraph 3, to which I shall object.

Mr. Speaker: I take it that the hon. Gentleman is speaking on behalf of the official Opposition and so is saying that paragraphs 1 and 2 of the motion have the agreement of the official Opposition. In that case, I ask the Whip to move paragraphs 1 and 2 together, and the House can then vote on those paragraphs. We can take the third paragraph separately, because I accept the hon. Gentleman's point that that paragraph can stand on its own.


Motion made,

Mr. McLoughlin: Object.

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Accommodation Centre (Bicester)

10.22 pm

Tony Baldry (Banbury): I am pleased to be able to present to the House a petition signed by more than 10,000 of my constituents from the town of Bicester and the surrounding villages, which declares:

To lie upon the Table.

Burford School Transport

10.23 pm

Mr. David Cameron (Witney): I beg leave of the House to present a petition on behalf of Mrs. Mullis and parents of children travelling to school by bus from Bampton to Burford school in west Oxfordshire. The petitioners are concerned that from 8 April this year, children from Bampton have been travelling on a double-decker bus instead of a traditional school coach. The bus is supposed to carry more than 100 children. It is unsupervised except by the driver and it does not

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include seat belts. The petitioners are concerned about safety and supervision. There are 251 signatures to the petition.

The petitioners therefore request:

To lie upon the table.

Accommodation Centre (Bicester)

10.24 pm

Mr. John Bercow (Buckingham): I wish to present a petition requesting a public inquiry into any proposal to site an accommodation centre for asylum seekers near Bicester. I speak on behalf of no fewer than 324 constituents.

The petition states:

To lie upon the Table.

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