Commons Journal 266

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


[No. 30 Tuesday 26 January 2010 ]

The house met at 2.30 pm.

PRAYERS.

1 Questions to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

2 Ambulance Response Times (Local Reporting): Motion for leave to bring in a Bill (Standing Order No. 23)

Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to require ambulance services to provide more accessible and localised reports of ambulance response times; and for connected purposes;

That Mr Edward Timpson, Mike Penning, Mr Stephen O'Brien, Graham Stringer, Mr Ben Wallace, Geraldine Smith, Alistair Burt, Mr Frank Field, Mr Tobias Ellwood, Paul Rowen, James Duddridge and Mr Lindsay Hoyle present the Bill.

Mr Edward Timpson accordingly presented the Bill.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 12 March, and to be printed (Bill 55).

3 Constitutional Reform and Governance Bill (Programme) (No. 4)

Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 83A(7)), That the Order of 3 November 2009 in the last Session of Parliament (Constitutional Reform and Governance Bill (Programme) (No. 2)), as varied by the Order of 19 January 2010 (Constitutional Reform and Governance Bill (Programme) (No. 3)), be further varied as follows:

(1) in paragraph 2, for `four days' there shall be substituted `five days';

(2) in the Table, for the entry relating to the fourth day of Committee there shall be substituted:

Fourth day

Clauses 29 and 30, Schedule 4, Clauses 31 to 34, new Clauses and new Schedules relating to Part 3 (except any new Clauses and new Schedules relating to the tax status of members of the House of Lords).The moment of interruption on the fourth day. Proceedings
Time for conclusion of proceedings
Remaining new Clauses and remaining new Schedules, Clauses 59 to 62, remaining proceedings on the Bill.The moment of interruption on the fifth day.

_(Lyn Brown.)

The House divided.

Division No. 58.

Ayes: 264 (Tellers: Mr Bob Blizzard, Mrs Sharon Hodgson).

Noes: 212 (Tellers: Mr Stephen Crabb, Jeremy Wright).

Question accordingly agreed to.

4 Constitutional Reform and Governance Bill: Committee of the whole House (4th allocated day)

The House resolved itself into a Committee (Orders, 3 November in the last Session of Parliament, 19 January and today).

(In the Committee)

Clause 29 (Ending of by-elections for hereditary peers)

Question put, That the Clause stand part of the Bill.

The Committee divided.

Division No. 59.

Ayes: 318 (Tellers: Mark Tami, Mr George Mudie).

Noes: 142 (Tellers: Mr Stephen Crabb, Jeremy Wright).

Question accordingly agreed to.

Clause 30 (Removal of members of the House of Lords etc)

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Amendment 92 proposed._(Mr Andrew Tyrie.)

Question put, That the Amendment be made.

The Committee divided.

Division No. 60.

Ayes: 170 (Tellers: Jeremy Wright, Mr Stephen Crabb).

Noes: 249 (Tellers: Mark Tami, Mr Dave Watts).

Question accordingly negatived.

Clause agreed to.

Schedule 4 agreed to.

Clause 31 agreed to.

Clause 32 (Resignation from House of Lords)

Amendment 60 proposed._(Mr Douglas Hogg.)

Question proposed, That the Amendment be made.

Amendment, by leave, withdrawn.

Amendment 94 proposed._(Mr David Howarth.)

Question put, That the Amendment be made.

The Committee divided.

Division No. 61.

Ayes: 179 (Tellers: Dan Rogerson, John Hemming).

Noes: 270 (Tellers: Lyn Brown, Mr John Heppell).

Question accordingly negatived.

Question put, That the Clause stand part of the Bill.

The Committee divided.

Division No. 62

Ayes: 270 (Tellers: Lyn Brown, Mr George Mudie).

Noes: 177 (Tellers: Mr Stephen Crabb, Jeremy Wright).

Question accordingly agreed to.

Clause 33 agreed to.

Clause 34 (Supplementary provision)

Amendment 26 proposed._(David Howarth.)

Question proposed, That the Amendment be made.

Amendment, by leave, withdrawn.

Question proposed, That the Clause stand part of the Bill.

It being 10.00 pm, the Chairman put the Question necessary to bring to a conclusion proceedings on Clauses 29 and 30, Schedule 4, Clauses 31 to 34, new Clauses and new Schedules relating to Part 3 (except any new Clauses and new Schedules relating to the tax status of members of the House of Lords) (Order, today).

Clause agreed to.

The Deputy Speaker resumed the Chair.

Helen Jones reported, That the Committee had made progress in the Bill, and moved, That the Committee may have leave to sit again.

Committee again tomorrow.

5 Statutory Instruments: Motions for Approval

(1) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft National Assembly for Wales (Legislative Competence) (Health and Health Services and Social Welfare) Order 2010, which was laid before this House on 10 December, be approved._(Helen Jones.)

Question agreed to.

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(2) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft Asylum (Designated States) Order 2010, which was laid before this House on 6 January, be approved._(Helen Jones.)

Question agreed to.

6 Dairy Market Situation

Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 119(11)), That this House takes note of European Union Document No. 12289/09 and Addendum, Commission Communication on the Dairy Market Situation 2009, and European Union Document No. 14270/09, draft Council Regulation amending Regulation 1234/2007 establishing a common organisation of agricultural markets and on specific provisions for certain agricultural products (single CMO Regulation); notes further the establishment by the European Commission of the High Level Group on milk to discuss medium and long-term arrangements for the dairy sector; and supports the Government's objectives of ensuring a UK dairy supply chain that has a sound long-term future, is competitive, profitable and responsive to market demand and which only receives subsidies for the delivery of public goods._(Helen Jones.)

Question agreed to.

7 Business of the House

Motion made, That, at the sitting on Thursday 28 January, notwithstanding Standing Order No. 20 (Time for taking private business), the Private Business set down by the Chairman of Ways and Means may be entered upon at any hour, and may then be proceeded with, though opposed, for three hours, after which the Speaker shall interrupt the business._(Helen Jones.)

Objection taken (Standing Order No. 9(6)).

8 Section 5 of the European Communities (Amendment) Act 1993

Motion made, That, for the purposes of its approval under section 5 of the European Communities (Amendment) Act 1993, the Government's assessment as set out in the Pre-Budget Report 2009 shall be treated as if it were an instrument subject to the provisions of Standing Order No. 118 (Delegated Legislation Committees)._(Helen Jones.)

Objection taken (Standing Order No. 9(6)).

9 Business of the House

Ordered, That, at the sitting on Wednesday 3 February, notwithstanding the provisions of Standing Order No. 16 (Proceedings under an Act or on European Union documents), the Speaker shall put the Questions necessary to dispose of proceedings on the Motion in the name of Secretary Alan Johnson relating to Police Grant Report not later than three hours after the commencement of proceedings on the Motion, and shall put the Questions necessary to dispose of proceedings on the Motions in the name of Secretary John Denham relating to Local Government Finance and Council Tax not later than six hours after the commencement of proceedings on the Motion relating to Police Grant Report; proceedings may continue after the moment of interruption; and Standing Order No. 41A (Deferred divisions) shall not apply._(Helen Jones.)

10 Public Petitions

A Public Petition from persons resident in the West Dorset parliamentary constituency relating to Badman Report (West Dorset) was presented and read by Mr Oliver Letwin.

A Public Petition from residents of Thurnscoe in Barnsley and others relating to Bank Branch Closure (Thurnscoe) was presented and read by Jeff Ennis.

A Public Petition from residents of Bristol and others relating to Homosexuals (Right to Marriage) was presented and read by Stephen Williams.

A Public Petition from residents of Bristol and others relating to Gaza was presented and read by Stephen Williams.

11 Adjournment

Subject: Future of Cadbury (Lynne Jones).

Resolved, That this House do now adjourn._(Steve McCabe.)

[Adjourned at 10.33 pm until tomorrow. ]

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Other proceedings

Lords Messages

12 Marriage (Wales) Bill [Lords]

The Lords have passed a Bill to enable persons to be married in a place of worship in a parish in the Church in Wales with which they have a qualifying connection; and for connected purposes; to which they desire the agreement of the Commons.

General Committees: Reports

13 Children, Schools and Families Bill

Janet Anderson (Chairman) reported written evidence submitted to the Committee.

Written evidence to be published.

14 Crime and Security Bill Committee

Sir Nicholas Winterton (Chairman) reported:

(1) That the Committee 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; and

(2) Written evidence.

Written evidence to be published.

15 Third Delegated Legislation Committee

Miss Anne Begg (Chairman) reported the draft Overhead Lines (Exempt Installations) Order 2010.

16 Fourth Delegated Legislation Committee

Mr Clive Betts (Chairman) reported the draft Motor Vehicles (International Circulation) (Amendment) Order 2010.

17 European Committee B in respect of European Union Document No. 14513/09, relating to EU Enlargement Strategy

Mr Gary Streeter (Chairman) reported the following Resolution:

That the Committee takes note of European Union Document No. 14513/09, Commission Communication on Enlargement Strategy and Main Challenges 2009-10; and supports the Government's policy that Turkey, Croatia, Iceland and all the countries of the Western Balkans should be able to join the EU when they meet the criteria.

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).

18 Fourth Delegated Legislation Committee (Draft Motor Vehicles (International Circulation) (Amendment) Order 2010)

Members: Jon Cruddas and Mr Peter Lilley discharged and Mr Greg Knight and Mr Andrew Smith nominated in substitution.

19 Fifth Delegated Legislation Committee (Draft Communications Act 2003 (Disclosure of Information) Order 2010)

Members: Mr David Chaytor, Mr Ian Davidson and Helen Southworth discharged and David Cairns, Andrew Miller and Dr Howard Stoate nominated in substitution.

20 Sixth Delegated Legislation Committee (Draft Infrastructure Planning (Decisions) Regulations 2010)

Members: Mr Michael Clapham discharged and Jessica Morden nominated in substitution.

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Reports from Select Committees

21 Administration Committee

Record of the Committee's discussions at its meeting on 26 January, to be published (Mr Frank Doran).

22 Business, Innovation and Skills Committee

Motorsport and aerospace industries: Evidence, to be printed (HC 173-ii) (Peter Luff).

23 Culture, Media and Sport Committee

London 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games: Legacy: Written evidence, to be published (Mr John Whittingdale).

24 Environmental Audit Committee

(1) The role of carbon markets in preventing dangerous climate change: Fourth Report, to be printed, with the Formal Minutes relating to the Report, and written evidence reported and ordered to be published on 31 March and 21 April in the last Session of Parliament (HC 290);

(2) Adapting to Climate Change:

(i) Evidence, to be printed (HC 113-v);

(ii) Written evidence, to be published;

(3) Air Quality: Written evidence, to be published

(Mr Tim Yeo).

25 Home Affairs Committee

(1) The Home Office's Response to Terrorist Attacks: Sixth Report, with written evidence, to be printed, with the Formal Minutes relating to the Report (HC 117);

(2) The Cost of Policing Football Matches: Government Response to the Committee's Tenth Report of Session 2008-09: Second Special Report, to be printed (HC 359);

(3) Counter-Terrorism Measures at British Airports: Evidence, to be printed (HC 311-i)

(Keith Vaz).

26 Human Rights (Joint Committee on)

(1) Legislative Scrutiny: Digital Economy Bill: Fifth 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 1 December and 12 and 26 January (HC 327);

(2) Demonstrating Respect for Rights? Follow Up: Government Response to the Committee's Twenty-second Report of Session 2008-09: Sixth 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 13 October in the last session of Parliament (HC 328);

(3) Human trafficking:

(i) Evidence, to be printed (HC 326-i);

(ii) Written evidence, to be published;

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

(5) Equality and Human Rights Commission: Written evidence, to be published;

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

(7) Work of the Human Rights Minister: Written evidence, to be published

(Mr Andrew Dismore).

27 International Development Committee

DFID's Assistance to Zimbabwe:

(1) Evidence, to be printed (HC 252-i);

(2) Written evidence, to be published

(Malcolm Bruce).

28 Justice Committee

(1) Appointment of HM CPS Chief Inspector: Third Report, with oral and written evidence, to be printed, with the Formal Minutes relating to the Report (HC 244);

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(2) Pre-legislative scrutiny of the Draft Civil Law Reform Bill: Evidence, to be printed (HC 300-ii)

(Sir Alan Beith).

29 Northern Ireland Affairs Committee

Devolution of Policing and Justice: Evidence, to be printed (HC 319-iv) (Sir Patrick Cormack).

30 Treasury Committee

(1) Financial institutions_too important to fail?:

(i) Evidence, to be printed (HC 261-ii);

(ii) Written evidence, to be published;

(2) Management of the Crown Estate: Written evidence, to be published

(John McFall).

31 Welsh Affairs Committee

(1) Ports in Wales: Government Response to the Fifteenth Report from the Committee, Session 2008-09: Third Special Report, to be printed (HC 308);

(2) Wales and Whitehall: Evidence, to be printed (HC 246-iii)

(Dr Hywel Francis).

[WH, No. 18]  

Sitting in Westminster Hall

The sitting began at 9.30 am.

Subjects:

Microfinance (Mr Mark Field).

Regional security in the Horn of Africa (Mark Pritchard).

Air passenger duty and travel to Caribbean countries (Mr Roger Godsiff).

Finances and capabilities of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Mr Adam Holloway).

UK School Games and the 2012 Olympic legacy (Mr Richard Caborn).

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

[Adjourned at 1.59 pm until tomorrow. ]

APPENDIX

Papers presented or laid upon the Table:

Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution:

1 Human Fertilisation and Embryology

(1) Draft Human Fertilisation and Embryology (Disclosure of Information for Research Purposes) Regulations 2010 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum and an Impact Assessment (by Command) (Secretary Andy Burnham);

(2) draft Human Fertilisation and Embryology (Parental Orders) (Consequential, Transitional and Saving Provisions) Order 2010 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum and an Impact Assessment (by Command) (Secretary Andy Burnham); and

(3) draft Human Fertilisation and Embryology (Parental Orders) Regulations 2010 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum and an Impact Assessment (by Command) (Secretary Andy Burnham).

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2 Representation of the People

Draft Service Voters' Registration Period Order 2010 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Jack Straw).

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

3 Customs

Export Control (Amendment) Order 2010 (S.I., 2010, No. 121), dated 25 January 2010 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum and an Impact Assessment (by Command) (Mr Pat McFadden).

4 Investigatory Powers

Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Covert Human Intelligence Sources: Matters Subject to Legal Privilege) Order 2010 (S.I., 2010, No. 123), dated 22 January 2010 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Alan Johnson).

Other Papers:

5 Home Affairs

Government Response to the First Report from the Home Affairs Committee, Session 2009-10, on The Detention of Children in the Immigration System (by Command) (Cm. 7795) (Secretary Alan Johnson).

Withdrawn Papers:

6 National Health Service

Draft Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2009 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum and an Impact Assessment (by Command) (laid 29 October 2009).


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