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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
24 March 2009

No. 52

The House met at 2.30 pm.

PRAYERS.

1 Questions to the Secretary of State for Health

2 Statement: International Terrorism (Secretary Jacqui Smith)

3 Pension Credit and Personal Expense Allowance (Duty of Consultation and Review): Motion for leave to introduce a Bill (Standing Order No. 23)

    Ordered, That leave be given to introduce a Bill to make provision for the periodic review of the capital limits and tariff income rules and the personal expense allowance; to make provision for consultations on the level of those allowances and rules; and for connected purposes;

    That Mr Paul Burstow, Steve Webb, Sandra Gidley, Tom Brake, Susan Kramer and Greg Mulholland present the Bill.

    Mr Paul Burstow accordingly presented the Bill.

    Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 12 June, and to be printed (Bill 80).

4 Coroners and Justice Bill: Consideration of the Bill, as amended in the Public Bill Committee (Second day)

    New Clause NC11—(David Howarth)—brought up and read the first time.

    Question proposed, That the Clause be read a second time.

    Clause, by leave withdrawn.

    One hour after the commencement of proceedings the debate was interrupted (Programme Order, 23 March).

    The following Question was put forthwith (Standing Order No. 83E).

    That Amendment 1 be made (Question on Amendment selected by the Speaker for separate decision).—(David Taylor.)

    The House divided.

    Division No. 84.

    Ayes: 174 (Tellers: Geraldine Smith, Bill Wiggin).

    Noes: 328 (Tellers: Helen Jones, Helen Goodman).

    Question accordingly negatived.

    New Clause NC19—(Mr Henry Bellingham)—brought up and read the first time.

    Question proposed, That the Clause be read a second time.

    Clause, by leave, withdrawn.

    Amendments 25, 152 and 153 made.

    Amendment 20 proposed.—(David Howarth.)

    Question proposed, That the Amendment be made.

    Amendment, by leave, withdrawn.

    Amendments 143 to 146 made.

    Amendment 43 proposed.—(Mr Edward Garnier.)

    Question put, That the Amendment be made.

    The House divided.

    Division No. 85.

    Ayes: 134 (Tellers: Bill Wiggin, James Duddridge).

    Noes: 319 (Tellers: Chris Mole, Claire Ward).

    Question accordingly negatived.

    Amendments 147 to 150 made.

    New Clause NC12—(David Howarth)—brought up and read the first time.

    Question proposed, That the Clause be read a second time.

    At 9.00 pm the debate was interrupted (Programme Order, 23 March).

    The following Questions were put forthwith (Standing Order No. 83E).

    (1) That the Clause be read a second time (Question already proposed from the Chair).

    The House divided.

    Division No. 86.

    Ayes: 151 (Tellers: Dan Rogerson, Mr Roger Williams).

    Noes: 278 (Tellers: Chris Mole, Claire Ward).

    Question accordingly negatived.

    (2) That Amendments 142, 129 and 131 be made (single Question on remaining Amendments moved by a Minister of the Crown).—(Bridget Prentice.)

    Question agreed to.

5 Coroners and Justice Bill: Third Reading

    Secretary Jack Straw signified Queen's consent, as far as Her Majesty's interest is concerned.

    Secretary Jack Straw signified Prince of Wales's consent, as far as his interest is concerned.

    Motion made and Question proposed, That the Bill be now read the third time.

    At 10.00 pm, the Speaker put the Question (Programme Order, 23 March).

    The House divided.

    Division No. 87.

    Ayes: 283 (Tellers: Chris Mole, Claire Ward).

    Noes: 62 (Tellers: Dan Rogerson, Mr Roger Williams).

    Question accordingly agreed to.

    Bill accordingly read the third time, and passed.

6 Statutory Instruments: Motions for Approval

    (1) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft Immigration and Nationality (Fees) Regulations 2009, which were laid before this House on 12 February, be approved.—(Mr Ian Austin.)

    Question agreed to.

    (2) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft Northern Rock plc Compensation Scheme (Amendment) Order 2009, which was laid before this House on 25 February, be approved.—(Mr Ian Austin.)

    Question agreed to.

    (3) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft Bradford & Bingley plc Compensation Scheme (Amendment) Order 2009, which was laid before this House on 25 February, be approved.—(Mr Ian Austin.)

    Question agreed to.

7 Pre-Accession Assistance

    Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 119(11)), That this House takes note of European Union Documents No. 15620/08, Commission Communication: Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA): Multi-annual Indicative Financial Framework for 2010-2012 and No. 17210/08 and Addendum, Commission Report: The 2007 Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance Annual Report; notes the current progress towards further EU enlargement; and urges the Commission to learn lessons from previous experience and ensure that its resources are effectively managed and delivered.—(Mr Ian Austin.)

    Question agreed to.

8 Regulatory Reform

    Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 18(2)), That the draft Legislative Reform (Insolvency) (Advertising Requirements) Order 2009, which was laid before this House on 4 December 2008, be approved.—(Mr Ian Austin.)

    Question agreed to.

9 Public Petition

    A Public Petition from Gwen Hall, residents of Hadleigh, and others relating to Planning and Development (Essex) was presented and read by Bob Spink.

10 Adjournment

    Subject: Lessons to be learned from the MSC Napoli incident (Mr Hugo Swire).

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

Adjourned at 10.44 pm until tomorrow.

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Other proceedings

General Committees: Reports

11 Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Bill Committee

    Mrs Joan Humble (Chairman) reported written evidence submitted to the Committee.

    Written evidence to be published.

12 Fourth Delegated Legislation Committee

    Mr Roger Gale (Chairman) reported the Church of England Pensions (Amendment) Measure (HC 268) and the Ecclesiastical Offices (Terms of Service) Measure (HC 270).

13 Fifth Delegated Legislation Committee

    Christopher Fraser (Chairman) reported the draft Guardian's Allowance Up-rating Order 2009, the draft Guardian's Allowance Up-rating (Northern Ireland) Order 2009 and the draft Tax Credits Up-rating Regulations 2009.

General Committees: Appointments

    The Speaker appoints the Chairman of General Committees and allocates Statutory Instruments to Delegated Legislation Committees.

    The Committee of Selection nominates Members to serve on General Committees (and certain Members to serve on Grand Committees).

14 Fourth Delegated Legislation Committee (Church of England Pensions (Amendment) Measure (HC 268) and the Ecclesiastical Offices (Terms of Service) Measure (HC 270))

    Members: Margaret Moran and Ian Stewart discharged and Mr Russell Brown and Sandra Osborne nominated in substitution.

15 Fifth Delegated Legislation Committee (Draft Guardian's Allowance Up-rating Order 2009, the draft Guardian's Allowance Up-rating (Northern Ireland) Order 2009 and the draft Tax Credits Up-rating Regulations 2009)

    Members: Mr Bob Blizzard, Frank Dobson and Ms Claire Curtis-Thomas discharged and Colin Challen, Ian Davidson and Mark Tami nominated in substitution.

Reports from Select Committees

16 Business and Enterprise Committee

    Post offices—securing their future: Evidence, to be printed (HC 371-i) (Mr Peter Luff).

17 Communities and Local Government Committee

    Traditional Retail Markets: Evidence, to be printed (HC 308-ii) (Dr Phyllis Starkey).

18 Culture, Media and Sport Committee

    Press standards, privacy and libel: Evidence, to be printed (HC 275-v) (Mr JohnWhittingdale).

19 Defence Committee

    Russia: a new confrontation?: Evidence, to be printed (HC 276-iii) (Mr James Arbuthnot).

20 Home Affairs Committee

    (1) Monitoring of the UK Border Agency: Government Response to the First Report from the Committee, Session 2008-09: First Special Report, to be printed (HC 381);

    (2) Knife Crime: Evidence, to be printed (HC 112-vi)

    (Keith Vaz).

21 Human Rights (Joint Committee on)

    (1) Legislative Scrutiny: Borders, Citizenship and Immigration Bill: Ninth Report, with written evidence, to be printed, with the Formal Minutes relating to the Report and written evidence reported and ordered to be published on 16 December and 3 and 10 March (HC 375);

    (2) Children's rights: Evidence, to be printed (HC 338-ii);

    (3) Counter-terrorism policy and human rights: Written evidence, to be published;

    (4) Legislative scrutiny: Written evidence, to be published;

    (5) UN Convention Against Torture: Written evidence, to be published

    (Mr Andrew Dismore).

22 Regulatory Reform

    Themes and Trends in Regulatory Reform: Evidence, to be printed (HC 329-ii) (Andrew Miller).

23 Treasury Committee

    Bank of England February 2009 Inflation Report:

    (1) Evidence, to be printed (HC 376-i);

    (2) Written evidence, to be printed (HC 376)

    (John McFall).

24 Welsh Affairs Committee

    (1) Cross-border provision of public services for Wales: Further and Higher Education: Government Response to the First Report from the Committee: Second Special Report, to be printed (HC 378);

    (2) Legal Services Commission: Evidence, to be printed (HC 374-i);

    (3) The provision of cross-border public services for Wales: Evidence, to be printed (HC 58-iii)

    (Dr Hywel Francis).

Michael J. Martin

Speaker


Mr Speaker will take the Chair at 11.30 am.


Sitting in Westminster Hall

No. 31

The sitting began at 9.30 am.

Adjournment

    Subjects:

    Rural economy during the recession (Mr James Gray).

    Sri Lanka and the Commonwealth (Siobhain McDonagh).

    Commuter services on the West Coast Main Line (Mr Mark Lancaster).

    Government support for the steel industry (Mr Ian Cawsey).

    Proposals for a university for North Northamptonshire (Mr Philip Hollobone).

    Motion made and Question proposed, That the sitting be now adjourned.—(Mr Dave Watts.)

    Sitting adjourned without Question put (Standing Order No. 10(11)).

Adjourned at 2.00 pm until tomorrow.

Alan Haselhurst

Deputy Speaker

APPENDIX

Papers presented or laid upon the Table:

Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution:

1 Freedom of Information

    Draft Freedom of Information (Time for Compliance with Request) Regulations 2009 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Jack Straw).

2 Tribunals and Inquiries

    Draft Transfer of Tribunal Functions (Lands Tribunal and Miscellaneous Amendments) Order 2009 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Jack Straw).

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

3 Constitutional Law

    Title Conditions (Scotland) Act 2003 (Development Management Scheme) Order 2009 (S.I., 2009, No. 729), dated 18 March 2009 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Jim Murphy).

4 Financial Services and Markets

    Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Controllers) (Exemption) Order 2009 (S.I., 2009, No. 774), dated 24 March 2009 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum and an Impact Assessment (by Command) (Ian Pearson).

Other Papers:

5 National Audit

    Report by the Comptroller and Auditor General on Financial Management in the European Union (by Act); to be printed (HC 349) (Clerk of the House).

6 Public Processions (Northern Ireland)

    Report and Financial Statements, Parades Commission for Northern Ireland for 2007-08, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act); to be printed (HC 318) (Mr Secretary Woodward).

7 Registration Service

    Marriage, divorce and adoption statistics: Review of the National Statistician on marriages and divorces in 2006, and adoptions in 2007, in England and Wales (by Act) (Liam Byrne).



 
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