Commons Journal 266

Session 2009-10
Chronological Index
Alphabetical Index - Part I
Alphabetical Index - Part II


J O U R N A L S

OF THE

HOUSE OF COMMONS



Session 2009-2010

The Fifty-Fourth Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

[No. 1 Wednesday 18 November 2009 ]

The house met at 11.25 am.

PRAYERS.

1 Message to attend Her Majesty

Message from Her Majesty delivered by the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod:

Mr Speaker,

The Queen commands this Honourable House to attend Her Majesty immediately, in the House of Peers.

The Speaker, with the House, went up to attend Her Majesty.

When the Speaker and the House returned, the Speaker suspended the House.

The Speaker resumed the Chair at 2.30 pm.

2 Introduction of new Member

William Thomas Bain, Member for Glasgow North East, was sworn.

3 Outlawries Bill

A Bill for the more effectual preventing Clandestine Outlawries was read the first time and ordered to be read a second time.

4 Queen's Speech

The Speaker reported Her Majesty's Speech and directed that it be entered in the Journal, as follows:

My Lords and Members of the House of Commons

My Government's overriding priority is to ensure sustained growth to deliver a fair and prosperous economy for families and businesses, as the British economy recovers from the global economic downturn. Through active employment and training programmes, restructuring the financial sector, strengthening the national infrastructure and providing responsible investment, my Government will foster growth and employment.

My Government will also strengthen key public services, ensuring that individual entitlements guarantee good services, and will work to build trust in democratic institutions.

My Government will seek effective global and European collaboration through the G20 and the European Union to sustain economic recovery and to combat climate change, including at the Copenhagen summit next month.

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The Duke of Edinburgh and I look forward to our visit to Bermuda and our State Visit to Trinidad and Tobago and to the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in this, the Commonwealth's 60th anniversary year. We also look forward to receiving the President of South Africa next year.

My Government will continue to reform and strengthen regulation of the financial services industry to ensure greater protection for savers and taxpayers. Legislation will be brought forward to enhance the governance of the financial sector and to control the system of rewards.

As the economic recovery is established, my Government will reduce the budget deficit and ensure that national debt is on a sustainable path. Legislation will be brought forward to halve the deficit.

My Government will introduce a Bill to enable the wider provision of free personal care to those in highest care need.

Legislation will be brought forward to introduce guarantees for pupils and parents to raise educational standards.

My Government will legislate to protect communities by ensuring that parents take responsibility for their children's antisocial behaviour and by tackling youth gang crime.

My Government will introduce a Bill to ensure the communications infrastructure is fit for the digital age, supports future economic growth, delivers competitive communications and enhances public service broadcasting.

Legislation will be introduced to support carbon capture and storage and to help more of the most vulnerable households with their energy bills.

My Government will respond to proposals for high-speed rail services between London and Scotland.

Legislation will be introduced to protect communities from flooding and to improve the management of water supplies.

My Government is committed to ensuring everyone has a fair chance in life and will continue to take forward legislation to promote equality, narrow the gap between rich and poor and tackle discrimination. The Bill would also introduce transparency in the workplace to help address the differences in pay between men and women.

My Government will continue to enshrine in law its commitment to abolish child poverty by 2020.

My Government will legislate to provide agency workers with the right to be treated equally with permanent staff on pay, holidays and other basic conditions.

Legislation will continue to be taken forward on constitutional reform. My Government will also publish draft legislation on proposals for a reformed second chamber of Parliament with a democratic mandate.

A Bill will be introduced to strengthen the law against bribery.

My Government will continue to work closely with the devolved administrations in the interests of all the people of the United Kingdom. My Government is committed to the Northern Ireland political process and will continue to work with Northern Ireland's leaders to complete the devolution of policing and justice and to ensure its success.

In Scotland, my Government will take forward proposals in the Final Report of the Commission on Scottish Devolution. My Government will continue to devolve more powers to Wales.

Members of the House of Commons

Estimates for the public services will be laid before you.

My Lords and Members of the House of Commons

My Government will work for security, stability and prosperity in Afghanistan and Pakistan and for peace in the Middle East.

Legislation will be brought forward to ban cluster munitions.

My Government will work towards creating the conditions for a world without nuclear weapons, including addressing the challenges from Iran and North Korea.

Draft legislation will be published to make binding my Government's commitment to spend nought point seven per cent of national income on international development from 2013.

Other measures will be laid before you.

My Lords and Members of the House of Commons

I pray that the blessing of Almighty God may rest upon your counsels.

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5 Queen's Speech (Motion for an Address)

Motion made and Question proposed, That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, as follows:

Most Gracious Sovereign,

We, Your Majesty's most dutiful and loyal subjects, the Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in Parliament assembled, beg leave to offer our humble thanks to Your Majesty for the Gracious Speech which Your Majesty has addressed to both Houses of Parliament._(Frank Dobson.)

Ordered, That the debate be now adjourned._(Mr Ian Austin.)

Debate to be resumed tomorrow.

6 Adjournment

Subject: Training of nurses (Siobhain McDonagh).

Motion made and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn._(Mr Ian Austin.)

At 10.00 pm, the Motion lapsed (Standing Order No. 9(7)).

Resolved, That this House do now adjourn._(Mr Ian Austin.)

[Adjourned at 10.27 pm until tomorrow. ]

Other proceedings

Private Business: Appointments

7 Committee on Unopposed Bills (Panel) (Standing Order 111, relating to Private Business)

Members: John Austin, Mr Adrian Bailey, Gordon Banks, Peter Bottomley, Sir John Butterfill, Colin Challen, Paul Farrelly, Mr Brian Jenkins, Helen Jones, Siobhain McDonagh, John Mann, Sir Robert Smith, Sir Peter Tapsell, Jon Trickett, Mr Robert Walter and Ann Winterton.

8 Provisional Orders (Scotland) (Panel) (Standing Order 228, relating to Private Business)

Members: Miss Anne Begg, Mr Jim Devine, David Hamilton, Mr Jim McGovern, Anne Moffat, Mr Michael Moore, David Mundell, Sandra Osborne, Mr Alan Reid, John Robertson, Mr Mohammed Sarwar and Jim Sheridan.

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).

9 Chairmen's Panel (Parliament Act 1911)

Frank Cook and Sir Nicholas Winterton to be the two Members whom the Speaker shall consult, if practicable, before certifying a Bill to be a Money Bill (Rosemary McKenna, on behalf of the Committee of Selection).

10 Northern Ireland Grand Committee

Additional Members: Mr David Anderson, Mr Adrian Bailey, John Battle, Liz Blackman, Mr Alistair Carmichael, Rosie Cooper, Sir Patrick Cormack, Mary Creagh, Philip Davies, Helen Goodman, Mr Jim Devine, Mr Christopher Fraser, Mr Stephen Hepburn, Eric Joyce, Mark Lancaster, Rob Marris, Greg Mulholland, Dan Norris, Owen Paterson, Stephen Pound, Mr Alan Reid, Mr Laurence Robertson, Chris Ruane, Mr Ben Wallace and Angela Watkinson.

11 Welsh Grand Committee

Additional Members: Mrs Cheryl Gillan and Mark Pritchard.

12 European Committee A in respect of European Union Document No. 13183/09 relating to Stepping up International Climate Finance: a European Blueprint for the Copenhagen Deal

Members: Gregory Barker, Mr David Heathcoat-Amory, Keith Hill, Martin Horwood, Simon Hughes, Miss Julie Kirkbride, Siobhain McDonagh, Mrs Madeleine Moon, Joan Ruddock, Joan Ryan, Mr John Spellar, Dr Alan Whitehead and Bill Wiggin.

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Reports from Select Committees

13 Northern Ireland Affairs Committee

Television Broadcasting in Northern Ireland: Evidence, to be printed (HC 1071-iv) (Sir Patrick Cormack).

14 Science and Technology Committee

The dismissal of Professor Nutt as Chairman of the Advisory Committee on the Misuse of Drugs: Written evidence, to be published (Mr Phil Willis).

APPENDIX

Papers presented and delivered to the Votes and Proceedings Office on the undermentioned dates during the Prorogation of Parliament under Standing Order No. 159:

Monday 16 November 2009

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

1 Companies

Companies Act 2006 (Amendment of Section 413) Regulations 2009 (S.I., 2009, No. 3022), dated 12 November 2009 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Mr Pat McFadden).

2 Plant Health

Plant Health (Forestry) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2009 (S.I., 2009, No. 3020), dated 9 November 2009 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Hilary Benn).

Tuesday 17 November 2009

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

3 Criminal Law

Crime (International Co-operation) Act 2003 (Exercise of Functions) Order 2009 (S.I., 2009, No. 3021), dated 12 November 2009 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Alan Johnson).

4 Education

School Organisation (Establishment and Discontinuance of Schools) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2009 (S.I., 2009, No. 2984), dated 10 November 2009 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Ed Balls).

5 Tribunals and Inquiries

Administrative Justice and Tribunals Council (Listed Tribunals) (Amendment) Order 2009 (S.I., 2009, No. 3040), dated 12 November 2009 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Jack Straw).

Papers presented or laid upon the Table on Wednesday 18 November 2009:

Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution:

6 Charities

(1) Draft Charities Act 2006 (Changes in Exempt Charities) Order 2009 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Tessa Jowell); and

(2) draft Charities Act 2006 (Principal Regulators of Exempt Charities) Regulations 2009 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Tessa Jowell).

7 Health Care and Associated Professions

Draft General and Specialist Medical Practice (Education, Training and Qualifications) Order 2010 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum and an Impact Assessment (by Command) (Secretary Andy Burnham).

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Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

8 National Health Service

Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Commencement No. 13, Transitory and Transitional Provisions and Electronic Communications) Order 2009 (S.I., 2009, No. 3023), dated 12 November 2009 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Andy Burnham).

Other Papers:

9 Enterprise

Plan of the Office of Fair Trading for 2010-11 (by Act) (Mr Pat McFadden).

10 Building Britain's Future

The Government's Draft Legislative Programme 2009-10_Government's Response and Summary of Consultation (by Command) (Cm. 7739) (Ms Harriet Harman).

11 Medicines

Reports of Medicines Act 1968 Advisory Bodies for 2008 (by Act) (Secretary Andy Burnham).

12 Overseas Territories

Burma (Restrictive Measures) (Overseas Territories) Order 2009 (S.I., 2009, No. 3008), dated 17 November 2009 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary David Miliband).

CHAIRMEN'S PANEL

The Speaker has nominated the following Members to the Chairmen's Panel during this Session (Standing Order No. 4(1)):

Mr David Amess, Janet Anderson, Mr Peter Atkinson, Hugh Bayley, Miss Anne Begg, Mr Joe Benton, Mr Clive Betts, Mr Graham Brady, Sir John Butterfill, Mr Martin Caton, Mr Christopher Chope, Frank Cook, John Cummings, Mrs Janet Dean, Mr Nigel Evans, Christopher Fraser, Mr Roger Gale, Mr Mike Hancock, Mr Jim Hood, Mr George Howarth, Mrs Joan Humble, Mr Eric Illsley, Mr Martyn Jones, Robert Key, Dr William McCrea, Mr Eric Martlew, Mr Edward O'Hara, Mr Bill Olner, Mr Greg Pope, Bob Russell, Jim Sheridan, Mr Gary Streeter, David Taylor, Joan Walley, Mr Mike Weir, Hywel Williams, Mr David Wilshire, Ann Winterton and Sir Nicholas Winterton.


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