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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Wednesday 12th November 2008

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

PRAYERS.

1    Fifth Delegated Legislation Committee,—John Bercow reported from the Fifth Delegated Legislation Committee the draft Youth Justice Board for England and Wales (Amendment) Order 2008.

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

2    Sixth Delegated Legislation Committee,—Mr Greg Pope reported from the Sixth Delegated Legislation Committee the draft National Assembly for Wales (Legislative Competence) (Social Welfare and Other Fields) Order 2008.

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

3    New Member sworn,—Lindsay Roy Esquire, Member for Glenrothes, was sworn.

4    Interest Rates (Maximum Limit),—Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to make provision for a maximum limit for interest rates to be prescribed; and for connected purposes: And that Mr Jim Devine, Mr Mohammad Sarwar, John Bercow, Keith Hill, Mr Brian Binley, Mark Durkan, Ms Katy Clark, Mr Tom Clarke, John Barrett, Mr David Anderson and Jon Cruddas do prepare and bring it in.

5    Interest Rates (Maximum Limit) Bill,—Mr Jim Devine accordingly presented a Bill to make provision for a maximum limit for interest rates to be prescribed; and for connected purposes: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time on Friday 21st November and to be printed [Bill 163].

6    Business of the House,—A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That, at this day's sitting, the Speaker shall put the Questions necessary to dispose of proceedings on:

    (1) the Motions in the name of Ms Harriet Harman relating to Regional Accountability, Regional Select Committees, Pay for Chairmen of Select Committees and Regional Grand Committees not later than one and a half hours after the commencement of proceedings on the first such Motion;

    (2) the Motions in the name of Ms Harriet Harman relating to European Scrutiny (Standing Orders) and Modernisation of the House of Commons (Changes to Standing Orders) not later than one and a half hours after the commencement of proceedings on the first such Motion; and

    (3) the Motion in the name of Ms Harriet Harman relating to the Speaker's Conference not later than one hour after the commencement of proceedings on that Motion;

    such Questions shall include the Questions on any Amendments selected by the Speaker which may then be moved; proceedings may continue after the moment of interruption; and Standing Order No. 41A (Deferred divisions) shall not apply—(Chris Bryant);

    Mr Nicholas Brown 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:—It was agreed to.

    And the Question being accordingly put;

The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Mr Bob Blizzard, Mr Dave Watts: 258.

      Tellers for the Noes, Mr Richard Benyon, Jeremy Wright: 223.

So the Question was agreed to.

7    Regional Accountability,—A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That this House welcomes the Third Report from the Select Committee on Modernisation of the House of Commons on Regional Accountability (House of Commons Paper No. 282); approves the proposals for regional select and grand committees for each of the English regions set out in the response from the Government in the White Paper, Regional Accountability (Cm. 7376); accordingly endorses the clear expectation that the regional select committees should meet significantly less frequently than departmental select committees; and considers that the combination of select committees providing opportunities for inquiries and reports into regional policy and administration together with opportunities for debate involving all honourable Members from the relevant region will provide a major step forward in the scrutiny of regional policy—(Ms Harriet Harman);

    An Amendment ((c)) was proposed to the Question, in line 3, to leave out from '282)' to the word 'opportunities' in line 10 and insert the words 'approves the proposals for regional grand committees for each English region set out in the response from the Government contained in the White Paper, Regional Accountability (Cm. 7376); and considers that', instead thereof.—(Mrs Theresa May.)

    Question proposed, That the Amendment be made.

8    Deferred Divisions,—The Deputy Speaker announced the results of the Division which had been deferred to this day, pursuant to Standing Order No. 41A (Deferred divisions):

    Dangerous Drugs,—That the draft Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Amendment) Order Order 2008, which was laid before this House on 13th October, be approved.

      Ayes: 430.

      Noes: 54.

    So the Question was agreed to.

9    Regional Accountability,—The Question being again proposed, That the Amendment be made;

    And it being one and a half hours after the commencement of proceedings on the Motion, the Deputy Speaker put the Question, pursuant to Order [this day].

The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Mr Richard Benyon, James Duddridge: 233.

      Tellers for the Noes, Helen Goodman, Ms Diana R. Johnson: 250.

So the Question was negatived. The Deputy Speaker then proceeded to put the remaining Questions necessary to dispose of proceedings to be concluded at that hour.

    Another Amendment ((a)) was proposed to the Question, in line 6, after '(Cm. 7376)', to insert the words 'except that Chairmen of regional select committees shall not be paid.'. —(Andrew Mackinlay.)

    And the Question being put, That the Amendment be made;

The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Kelvin Hopkins, Paul Flynn: 239.

      Tellers for the Noes, Ms Diana R. Johnson, Helen Goodman: 237.

So the Question was agreed to.

    And the Main Question, as amended, being put;

The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Helen Goodman, Ms Diana R. Johnson: 254.

      Tellers for the Noes, Mr Richard Benyon, James Duddridge: 224.

So the Question was agreed to. Resolved, That this House welcomes the Third Report from the Select Committee on Modernisation of the House of Commons on Regional Accountability (House of Commons Paper No. 282); approves the proposals for regional select and grand committees for each of the English regions set out in the response from the Government in the White Paper, Regional Accountability (Cm. 7376), except that Chairmen of regional select committees shall not be paid; accordingly endorses the clear expectation that the regional select committees should meet significantly less frequently than departmental select committees; and considers that the combination of select committees providing opportunities for inquiries and reports into regional policy and administration together with opportunities for debate involving all honourable Members from the relevant region will provide a major step forward in the scrutiny of regional policy.

10    Regional Select Committees,—A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That the following new Standing Order and Amendment to temporary Standing Orders be made, with effect from 1st January 2009 until the end of the current Parliament—

A. New Standing Order

Regional select committees

    (1) Select committees shall be appointed to examine regional strategies and the work of regional bodies for each of the following English regions:

      (a) East Midlands

      (b) East of England

      (c) North East

      (d) North West

      (e) South East

      (f) South West

      (g) West Midlands

      (h) Yorkshire and the Humber.

    (2) Each committee appointed under this order shall consist of not more than nine members; and, unless the House otherwise orders, all Members nominated to a committee shall continue to be members of that committee for the remainder of the Parliament.

    (3) A committee appointed under this order shall have power—

      (a) to send for persons, papers and records, to sit notwithstanding any adjournment of the House, to adjourn to any place within the United Kingdom, and to report from time to time;

      (b) to appoint specialist advisers either to supply information which is not readily available or to elucidate matters of complexity within the committee's order of reference;

      (c) to invite—

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          (i) Members of the House who are not members of the committee but represent constituencies within the region in respect of which it is appointed, and

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          (ii) specified elected councillors from the region in respect of which it is appointed

      to attend and participate in its proceedings at specified meetings (but not to move motions or amendments, vote or be counted in the quorum).

B. Amendment to Temporary Standing Order of 13th July 2005:

Liaison Committee (Membership)

    At end add—

    (4) In addition to the members appointed under paragraphs (2) and (3) of this order, one Member who is for the time being the Chairman of a Regional Select Committee shall be a member of the Liaison Committee.

    (5) The question on a motion in the names of the chairmen of all the Regional Select Committees to nominate a member of the Liaison Committee under paragraph (4) shall be put forthwith and may be decided after the moment of interruption—(Chris Bryant):

    An Amendment ((b)) was proposed to the Question, in line 17, after first 'members' to insert the words 'who represent constituencies within the relevant region'.—(Simon Hughes.)

    And the Question being put, That the Amendment be made;

The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Richard Younger-Ross, John Hemming: 90.

      Tellers for the Noes, Helen Goodman, Ms Diana R. Johnson: 235.

So the Question was negatived.

    Another Amendment ((c)) was proposed to the Question, in line 19, at end, to insert the words—

          '(2A)  In nominating Members to the Committees under this order, the Committee of Selection shall have regard to the proportion of Members of each party representing constituencies in the relevant region;

          (2B)  Notwithstanding paragraph (2A), the Committee of Selection shall nominate at least one Member from each of the three largest parties to each Committee.' —(Simon Hughes.)

    And the Question being put, That the Amendment be made;

The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Paul Rowen, John Hemming: 229.

      Tellers for the Noes, Helen Goodman, Ms Diana R. Johnson: 231.

So the Question was negatived.

    An Amendment ((d)) was made to the Main Question, in line 29, to leave out from 'appointed' to the end of line 32—(Andrew Mackinlay.)

And the Main Question, as amended, being put:—It was agreed to.

    Ordered, That the following new Standing Order and Amendment to temporary Standing Orders be made, with effect from 1st January 2009 until the end of the current Parliament—

A. New Standing Order

Regional select committees

    (1) Select committees shall be appointed to examine regional strategies and the work of regional bodies for each of the following English regions:

      (a) East Midlands

      (b) East of England

      (c) North East

      (d) North West

      (e) South East

      (f) South West

      (g) West Midlands

      (h) Yorkshire and the Humber.

    (2) Each committee appointed under this order shall consist of not more than nine members; and, unless the House otherwise orders, all Members nominated to a committee shall continue to be members of that committee for the remainder of the Parliament.

    (3) A committee appointed under this order shall have power—

      (a) to send for persons, papers and records, to sit notwithstanding any adjournment of the House, to adjourn to any place within the United Kingdom, and to report from time to time;

      (b) to appoint specialist advisers either to supply information which is not readily available or to elucidate matters of complexity within the committee's order of reference;

      (c) to invite Members of the House who are not members of the committee but represent constituencies within the region in respect of which it is appointed to attend and participate in its proceedings at specified meetings (but not to move motions or amendments, vote or be counted in the quorum).

B. Amendment to Temporary Standing Order of 13th July 2005:

Liaison Committee (Membership)

    At end add—

    (4) In addition to the members appointed under paragraphs (2) and (3) of this order, one Member who is for the time being the Chairman of a Regional Select Committee shall be a member of the Liaison Committee.

(5) The question on a motion in the names of the chairmen of all the Regional Select Committees to nominate a member of the Liaison Committee under paragraph (4) shall be put forthwith and may be decided after the moment of interruption.

11    Regional Grand Committees,—A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That the following new Standing Orders be made, with effect from 1st January 2009 until the end of the current Parliament—

A. Regional grand committees

    (1) There shall be general committees, called Regional Grand Committees, for each of the following English regions:

      (a) East Midlands

      (b) East of England

      (c) North East

      (d) North West

      (e) South East

      (f) South West

      (g) West Midlands

      (h) Yorkshire and the Humber

    which in each case shall consist of those Members who represent constituencies within the region and up to five other Members nominated by the Committee of Selection, which shall have power from time to time to discharge the Members so nominated by it and to appoint others in their place.

    (2) A motion may be made by a Minister of the Crown providing for—

      (a) a Regional Grand Committee to sit on a specified day at a specified place in the region to which it relates or at Westminster;

      (b) the time and duration of such a sitting; and

      (c) the business as provided in paragraph (4) to be conducted at it.

    (3) The question on a motion under paragraph (2) shall be put forthwith and may be decided after the moment of interruption.

    (4) The business of the committees may include—

      (a) questions tabled in accordance with Standing Order (Regional Grand Committees (questions for oral answer));

      (b) statements by a Minister of the Crown, in accordance with paragraph (5) below;

      (c) general debates on specified matters.

    (5) The chairman may permit a Minister of the Crown, whether or not a Member of the House, to make a statement and to answer questions thereon put by members of the committee; but no question shall be taken after the expiry of a period of 45 minutes from the commencement of such a statement.

    (6) If the House has resolved that the business at a sitting of a committee shall be concluded at a certain hour and it has not otherwise been concluded before that time the chairman shall, at that time, adjourn the committee without question put and any business then under consideration shall lapse.

B. Regional Grand Committees (questions for oral answer)

    (1) Notices of questions for oral answer in a Regional Grand Committee by the relevant regional minister, on a day specified in an order made under paragraph (2) of Standing Order (Regional grand committees), may be given by members of the committee in the Table Office.

    (2) Notices of questions given under this order shall bear an indication that they are for oral answer in a specific Regional Grand Committee.

    (3) No more than one notice of a question may be given under this order by any member of the committee for each day specified for the taking of questions.

    (4) On any day so specified, questions shall be taken at the time provided for in an order under paragraph (2) of Standing Order (Regional Grand Committees); no question shall be taken later than three quarters of an hour after the commencement of the proceedings thereon; and replies to questions not reached shall be printed with the official report of the committee's debates for that day.

    (5) Notices of questions under this order may be given ten sitting days before that on which an answer is desired save where otherwise provided by a memorandum under paragraph (8) of Standing Order No. 22 (Notices of questions, motions and amendments), provided that when it is proposed that the House shall adjourn for a period of fewer than four days, any day during that period (other than a Saturday or a Sunday) shall be counted as a sitting day for the purposes of the calculation made under this paragraph—(Ms Harriet Harman):

    An Amendment ((a)) was made to the Main Question, in line 2, after the word 'made', to insert 'and Standing Order No. 117 (Regional Affairs Committee) be suspended'.—(Sir George Young.)

    Another Amendment ((c)) was proposed to the Question, in line 16, to leave out from the word 'region' to the end of line 18.—(Simon Hughes.)

    And the Question being put, That the Amendment be made;

The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, John Hemming, Paul Rowen: 107.

      Tellers for the Noes, Ms Diana R. Johnson, Helen Goodman: 219.

So the Question was negatived. And the Main Question, as amended, being put:—It was agreed to.

    Ordered, That the following new Standing Orders be made and Standing Order No. 117 (Regional Affairs Committee) be suspended, with effect from 1st January 2009 until the end of the current Parliament—

A. Regional grand committees

    (1) There shall be general committees, called Regional Grand Committees, for each of the following English regions:

      (a) East Midlands

      (b) East of England

      (c) North East

      (d) North West

      (e) South East

      (f) South West

      (g) West Midlands

      (h) Yorkshire and the Humber

    which in each case shall consist of those Members who represent constituencies within the region and up to five other Members nominated by the Committee of Selection, which shall have power from time to time to discharge the Members so nominated by it and to appoint others in their place.

    (2) A motion may be made by a Minister of the Crown providing for—

      (a) a Regional Grand Committee to sit on a specified day at a specified place in the region to which it relates or at Westminster;

      (b) the time and duration of such a sitting; and

      (c) the business as provided in paragraph (4) to be conducted at it.

    (3) The question on a motion under paragraph (2) shall be put forthwith and may be decided after the moment of interruption.

    (4) The business of the committees may include—

      (a) questions tabled in accordance with Standing Order (Regional Grand Committees (questions for oral answer));

      (b) statements by a Minister of the Crown, in accordance with paragraph (5) below;

      (c) general debates on specified matters.

    (5) The chairman may permit a Minister of the Crown, whether or not a Member of the House, to make a statement and to answer questions thereon put by members of the committee; but no question shall be taken after the expiry of a period of 45 minutes from the commencement of such a statement.

    (6) If the House has resolved that the business at a sitting of a committee shall be concluded at a certain hour and it has not otherwise been concluded before that time the chairman shall, at that time, adjourn the committee without question put and any business then under consideration shall lapse.

B. Regional Grand Committees (questions for oral answer)

    (1) Notices of questions for oral answer in a Regional Grand Committee by the relevant regional minister, on a day specified in an order made under paragraph (2) of Standing Order (Regional grand committees), may be given by members of the committee in the Table Office.

    (2) Notices of questions given under this order shall bear an indication that they are for oral answer in a specific Regional Grand Committee.

    (3) No more than one notice of a question may be given under this order by any member of the committee for each day specified for the taking of questions.

    (4) On any day so specified, questions shall be taken at the time provided for in an order under paragraph (2) of Standing Order (Regional Grand Committees); no question shall be taken later than three quarters of an hour after the commencement of the proceedings thereon; and replies to questions not reached shall be printed with the official report of the committee's debates for that day.

    (5) Notices of questions under this order may be given ten sitting days before that on which an answer is desired save where otherwise provided by a memorandum under paragraph (8) of Standing Order No. 22 (Notices of questions, motions and amendments), provided that when it is proposed that the House shall adjourn for a period of fewer than four days, any day during that period (other than a Saturday or a Sunday) shall be counted as a sitting day for the purposes of the calculation made under this paragraph.

12    European Scrutiny (Standing Orders),—A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That the Amendments to Standing Order No. 119 and the Amendments to nomenclature in the Standing Orders agreed to by this House on 7th February 2008, shall have permanent effect from 1st January 2009—(Chris Bryant):

An Amendment ((a)) was proposed to the Question, in line 4, at end to add the words 'and that paragraph 10 of Standing Order No. 143 be replaced by the following paragraph:

      (10) Each such Committee shall determine at the beginning of each meeting whether any part of or all of its business that day shall be conducted in private;

    and that the Standing Order, as amended, shall have permanent effect from 1st January 2009.'.—(Mrs Theresa May.)

    And it being one and a half hours after the commencement of proceedings on the Motion, the Deputy Speaker put the Question, pursuant to Order [this day].

The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Mr Richard Benyon, Jeremy Wright: 195.

      Tellers for the Noes, Mark Tami, Chris Mole: 201.

So the Question was negatived.

    The Deputy Speaker then proceeded to put the remaining Questions necessary to dispose of proceedings to be concluded at that hour.

    And the Main Question being put:—It was agreed to.

    Ordered, That the Amendments to Standing Order No. 119 and the Amendments to nomenclature in the Standing Orders agreed to by this House on 7th February 2008, shall have permanent effect from 1st January 2009.

13    Modernisation of the House of Commons (Changes to Standing Orders),—A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That the Amendments to the Standing Orders and new Orders, agreed to by this House on 25th October 2007, relating to the recommendations of the Select Committee on Modernisation of the House of Commons in its First Report of Session 2006-07, Revitalising the Chamber: the role of the back bench Member (House of Commons Paper No. 337 of Session 2006-07) and the Government response thereto (Cm. 7231) shall have permanent effect with the following Amendments—

    (1) In Standing Order No. 24A (Topical debates)—

      (d) in line 19, leave out 'six' and insert 'ten'; and

      (e) in line 24, leave out from 'to' to the end of line 26 and insert 'a maximum of five interventions.'.

    (2) In Standing Order No. 24B (Amendments to motions to consider specified matters)—

      (a) in line 1, after 'Speaker', insert 'or the Chairman'; and

      (b) in line 2, after 'House', insert 'or, as the case may be, the committee'—(Ms Harriet Harman):

    An Amendment ((a)) was proposed to the Question, to leave out lines 9 to 12.—(Mrs Theresa May.)

    And the Question being put, That the Amendment be made;

The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Mr Richard Benyon, James Duddridge: 165.

      Tellers for the Noes, Richard Younger-Ross, Paul Rowen: 87.

So the Question was agreed to.

    And the Main Question, as amended, being put:—It was agreed to.

    Ordered, That the Amendments to the Standing Orders and new Orders, agreed to by this House on 25th October 2007, relating to the recommendations of the Select Committee on Modernisation of the House of Commons in its First Report of Session 2006-07, Revitalising the Chamber: the role of the back bench Member (House of Commons Paper No. 337 of Session 2006-07) and the Government response thereto (Cm. 7231) shall have permanent effect with the following Amendments—

      In Standing Order No. 24B (Amendments to motions to consider specified matters)—

      (a) in line 1, after 'Speaker', insert 'or the Chairman'; and

      (b) in line 2, after 'House', insert 'or, as the case may be, the committee'.

14    Speaker's Conference,—Ordered, That—

    (1) There shall be a committee to be known as the Speaker's Conference which shall consist of the Speaker, who shall be chairman, and up to 17 other Members appointed by the Speaker one of whom shall be vice-chairman;

    (2) The Conference shall consider and make recommendations for rectifying the disparity between the representation of women, ethnic minorities and disabled people in the House of Commons and their representation in the UK population at large; and may agree to consider other associated matters;

    (3) Notwithstanding any Standing Order of this House, the Conference shall conduct its proceedings in such manner, and have such of those powers which the House may delegate to select committees, as the Speaker shall determine;

    (4) The Conference shall have power to report from time to time;

    (5) The quorum of the Conference shall be five;

    (6) This order shall have effect until the end of the current Parliament.—(Ms Harriet Harman.)

15    House of Commons Members' Fund,—Resolved, That, pursuant to section 4(4) of the House of Commons Members' Fund Act 1948 and section 1(4) of the House of Commons Members' Fund Act 1957, in the year commencing 1st October 2008 there be appropriated for the purposes of section 4 of the House of Commons Members' Fund Act 1948:

    (1) The whole of the sums deducted or set aside in that year under section 1(3) of the House of Commons Members' Fund Act 1939 from the salaries of Members of the House of Commons; and

    (2) The whole of the Treasury contribution to the Fund.—(Mr Peter Lilley.)

16    International Criminal Court,—A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Delegated Legislation Committees), That the draft International Criminal Court (Remand Time) Order 2008, which was laid before this House on 6th October, be approved—(Ian Lucas):—It was agreed to.

17    Housing,—A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Delegated Legislation Committees), That the draft Housing and Regeneration Act 2008 (Consequential Provisions) Order 2008, which was laid before this House on 15th October, be approved—(Ian Lucas):—It was agreed to.

18    Healthcare and Associated Professions,—A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Delegated Legislation Committees), That the draft Medical Profession (Miscellaneous Amendments) Order 2008, which was laid before this House on 16th October, be approved—(Ian Lucas):—It was agreed to.

19    Adjournment.

    Subject: Licence fees levied by the Performing Right Society (Alison Seabeck).

    Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.—(Ian Lucas.)

    And accordingly, the House, having continued to sit till thirteen minutes past Nine o'clock, adjourned till to-morrow.

[Adjourned at 9.13 p.m.

Michael J. Martin

Speaker


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


APPENDIX I

Papers presented or laid upon the Table:

Paper subject to Affirmative Resolution:

1    Children and Young Persons,—Draft Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006 (Prescribed Criteria and Miscellaneous Provisions) Regulations 2008 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Secretary Ed Balls].

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

2    Family Provision,—Draft Family Provision (Intestate Succession) Order 2008 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Secretary Jack Straw].

3    Legal Services Commission,—Criminal Defence Service (Funding) (Amendment No. 2) Order 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2930), dated 11th November 2008 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum and Impact Assessment [by Command] [Secretary Jack Straw].

Other Papers:

4    Government Resources and Accounts,—Report and Accounts of Service Children's Education for 2007-08, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 909] [Mr Secretary Hutton].

5    National Audit,—Report by the Comptroller and Auditor General on the Independent Police Complaints Commission [by Act]; to be printed [No. 1035] [Clerk of the House].

6    South Atlantic Territories,—Falkland Islands Constitution Order 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2846), dated 5th November 2008 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Secretary David Miliband].

7    Treaty Series (No. 14, 2008),—Second Supplementary List of Ratifications, Accessions, Withdrawals, etc., for 2008 [by Command] [Cm. 7496] [Secretary David Miliband].

APPENDIX II

General Committees

1    Draft Local Loans (Increase of Limit) Order 2008:

    (1) The Speaker has allocated the draft Order to the First Delegated Legislation Committee and has appointed Mr David Taylor Chairman; and

    (2) the Committee of Selection has nominated sixteen Members to serve on the Committee: Ms Celia Barlow, Mr Bob Blizzard, Mr Jeremy Browne, Dr Vincent Cable, Mr Douglas Carswell, Mr Jim Devine, Mr David Gauke, Mr David Hamilton, Mr Doug Henderson, Anne Main, Mr Alan Meale, Mr Brooks Newmark, Ian Pearson, Mr James Plaskitt, Mr Richard Shepherd and Paddy Tipping.

2    Draft European Communities (Definition of Treaties) (2006 International Tropical Timber Agreement) Order 2008:

    (1) The Speaker has allocated the draft Order to the Second Delegated Legislation Committee and has appointed Mr David Amess Chairman; and

    (2) the Committee of Selection has nominated sixteen Members to serve on the Committee: Mr Ian Austin, Mr Simon Burns, Mr William Cash, Mr Michael Fallon, Mr Douglas Hogg, Mrs Siān C. James, Dr Stephen Ladyman, Mr Ian McCartney, Mr Michael Mates, Mr Alan Milburn, Mr Michael Moore, Margaret Moran, Martin Salter, Mr Andrew Smith, Mr Gareth Thomas and Stephen Williams.

3    Draft Civil Contingencies Act 2004 (Amendment of List of Responders) Order 2008:

    (1) The Speaker has allocated the draft Order to the Third Delegated Legislation Committee and has appointed Mr Martin Caton Chairman; and

    (2) the Committee of Selection has nominated sixteen Members to serve on the Committee: Mr Ben Bradshaw, Ms Karen Buck, Mr Charles Clarke, Rosie Cooper, Mr David Crausby, Mrs Ann Cryer, Mr Stephen Dorrell, Ms Diana R. Johnson, Norman Lamb, Mr Bob Laxton, Greg Mulholland, Mike Penning, Mr John Redwood, Mr Gary Streeter, Derek Twigg and Jeremy Wright.

4    Draft International Organization for Migration (Immunities and Privileges) Order 2008:

    (1) The Speaker has allocated the draft Order to the Fourth Delegated Legislation Committee and has appointed Mrs Janet Dean Chairman; and

    (2) the Committee of Selection has nominated sixteen Members to serve on the Committee: Colin Burgon, Alistair Burt, Mr Edward Davey, Michael Jabez Foster (Hastings and Rye), Mr Neil Gerrard, Patrick Hall, Mr Greg Hands, Mr David Lidington, Mr Andrew Love, Gillian Merron, Mr Mark Oaten, Gwyn Prosser, Hon Nicholas Soames, Sir John Stanley, Mark Tami and Mr Neil Turner.

5    Draft Youth Justice Board for England and Wales (Amendment) Order 2008,—The Committee of Selection has discharged John Smith from the Fifth Delegated Legislation Committee (nominated in respect of the draft Order) and nominated in substitution Mrs Anne McGuire.

6    Draft National Assembly for Wales (Legislative Competence) (Social Welfare and Other Fields) Order 2008,—The Committee of Selection has discharged Mr Dai Havard from the Sixth Delegated Legislation Committee (nominated in respect of the draft Order) and nominated in substitution Nia Griffith.

7    Social Security (Miscellaneous Amendments) (No. 4) Regulations 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2424),—The Committee of Selection has discharged Mr Peter Bone, Mr Brian H. Donohoe and Mrs Anne McGuire from the Seventh Delegated Legislation Committee (nominated in respect of the Regulations) and nominated in substitution Mrs Linda Gilroy, Andrew Gwynne and Daniel Kawczynski.

    Grand Committees

8    The Speaker has appointed Mr Peter Atkinson Chairman of the Northern Ireland Grand Committee in respect of its meeting on 18th November.

    European Committees

9    European Union Documents No. 12149/08 and Addenda 1 and 2, No. 13713/08 and Addenda 1 and 2 and No. 14317/08, relating to Financial services have been referred to European Committee B.

10    European Union Document No. 16488/07 and Addenda 1 and 2, relating to Procurement in the fields of defence and security has been referred to European Committee B.

APPENDIX III

Reports from Select Committees

1    Children, Schools and Families,—Diversity of school provision: Minutes of Evidence taken before the Children, Schools and Families Committee; to be printed [No. 311-v] [Mr Barry Sheerman].

2    Defence,—Ministry of Defence Annual Report and Accounts 2007-08: Minutes of Evidence taken before the Defence Committee; to be printed [No. 1168-ii] [Mr James Arbuthnot].

3    Environment, Food and Rural Affairs,—(1) Waste Strategy for England 2007: Minutes of Evidence taken before the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee and the Sub-Committee of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee; to be printed [No. 1100-ii]; and

    (2) Badgers and cattle TB: Memorandum laid before the Committee; to be published

    [Mr Michael Jack].

4    European Scrutiny,—(1) Thirty-ninth Report from the European Scrutiny Committee; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 16-xxxv];

    (2) Minutes of the Public Deliberations of the Committee; to be printed [No. 361-xxiv]; and

    (3) Ministerial Correspondence: Memoranda laid before the Committee; to be published

    [Michael Connarty].

5    Foreign Affairs,—Global Security: Japan and Korea: Tenth Report from the Foreign Affairs Committee, with Memoranda and an Annex; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report, and Memoranda reported and ordered to be published on 26th March, 9th July and 15th October [No. 449] [Mike Gapes].

6    Innovation, Universities, Science and Skills,—Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council: recent developments and introductory hearing: Minutes of Evidence taken before the Innovation, Universities, Science and Skills Committee; to be printed [No. 1170-i] [Mr Phil Willis].

7    International Development,—The Annual Autumn Meetings of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund: Minutes of Evidence taken before the International Development Committee, with Memoranda; to be printed [No. 1195] [Malcolm Bruce].

8    Public Accounts,—Reducing Alcohol Harm: health services in England for alcohol misuse: Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee of Public Accounts; to be printed [No. 1197-i] [Mr Edward Leigh].

9    Statutory Instruments,—(1)Thirty-first Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, with Memoranda; to be printed [No. 38-xxxi]; and

    (2) Fifth Report from the Select Committee on Statutory Instruments, with Memoranda; to be printed [No. 39-v]

    [David Maclean].

10    Transport,—The Enforcement activities of the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA): Minutes of Evidence taken before the Transport Committee; to be printed [No. 1196-i] [Mrs Louise Ellman].

[W.H., No. 104]

Minutes of Proceedings of the Sitting in Westminster Hall

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

Adjournment.

    Subjects:

      Housing supply in the current economic situation (Mr Clive Betts).

      Children of prisoners (Kerry McCarthy).

      Proposals for a British Day (Andrew Rosindell).

      Developments in financial markets (Mr Andrew Pelling).

      Local government reform in Gloucestershire (Mr David Drew).

    Resolved, That the sitting be now adjourned.—(Barbara Keeley.)

    And accordingly the sitting was adjourned till to-morrow.

[Adjourned at 6.29 p.m.

Sir Alan Haselhurst

Deputy Speaker



 
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