House of Commons

House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Monday
13th June 2011

No. 167

The House met at 2.30 pm.

PRAYERS.

1 Ninetieth Birthday of His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh (Answer to an Address)

The Vice-Chamberlain of the Household reported to the House, That Her Majesty, having been attended with its Address of 8 June, was pleased to receive the same very graciously and give the following Answer:

I have received your Address concerning the ninetieth birthday of His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh. It gives me great pleasure to hear of the loyal affection and regard of the House, the nation and the Commonwealth on this special occasion and I welcome your intention to send a message to His Royal Highness.

2 Questions to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

3 Royal Assent

The Speaker reported that the Queen had signified Royal Assent to the following Act under the Royal Assent Act 1967:

Postal Services Act 2011.

4 Welfare Reform Bill (Programme) (No. 2)

Ordered, That the Order of 9 March 2011 (Welfare Reform Bill (Programme)) be varied as follows:

1. Paragraphs 4 and 5 of the Order shall be omitted.

2. Proceedings on Consideration and Third Reading shall be completed in two days.

3. Proceedings on Consideration shall be taken on the days shown in the first column of the following Table and in the order so shown.

4. The proceedings shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at the times specified in the second column of the Table.

TABLE

Proceedings

Time for conclusion of proceedings

First day

New Clauses and amendments relating to recovery by deduction from earnings; New Clauses relating to Part 1; new Schedules relating to Part 1; amendments to Clauses 1 to 31; amendments to Schedule 1; amendments to Clause 32; amendments to Schedule 2; amendments to Clauses 33 and 34; amendments to Schedule 3; amendments to Clause 35; amendments to Schedule 4; amendments to Clause 36; amendments to Schedule 5; amendments to Clause 37; amendments to Schedule 6; amendments to Clauses 38 to 43; new Clauses relating to Part 2; new Schedules relating to Part 2; amendments to Clauses 44 to 48; amendments to Schedule 7; amendments to Clauses 49 to 62; new Clauses relating to industrial injuries benefit or housing benefit; new Schedules relating to industrial injuries benefit or housing benefit; amendments to Clauses 63 to 68.

10.00 pm

Second day

New Clauses relating to the social fund or state pension credit; New Schedules relating to the social fund or state pension credit; amendments to Clause 69; amendments to Schedule 8; amendments to Clauses 70 to 74; new Clauses relating to Part 4; new Schedules relating to Part 4; amendments to Clauses 75 to 88; amendments to Schedule 9; amendments to Clauses 89 and 90; amendments to Schedule 10; amendments to Clauses 91 and 92; remaining new Clauses relating to Part 5; new Schedules relating to Part 5; amendments to Clauses 93 to 99; amendments to Schedule 11; amendments to Clause 100; amendments to Schedule 12; amendments to Clauses 101 to 128 (other than those relating to recovery by deduction from earnings); new Clauses relating to Part 6; new Schedules relating to Part 6; amendments to Clauses 129 to 135; amendments to Schedule 13; new Clauses relating to Part 7; new Schedules relating to Part 7; amendments to Clause 136; amendments to Schedule 14 (other than those relating to recovery by deduction from earnings); amendments to Clauses 137 to 140; remaining proceedings on Consideration.

6.00 pm

5. Proceedings on Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at 7.00 pm on the second day.-(Chris Grayling.)

5 Welfare Reform Bill: Consideration of the Bill, as amended in the Public Bill Committee

New Clause NC1-(Chris Grayling)-brought up, read the first and second time, and added to the Bill.

Amendments 1 to 13 made.

New Clause NC2-(Stephen Timms)-brought up, and read the first time.

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

The House divided.

Division No. 288.

Ayes: 215 (Tellers: Gregg McClymont, Lilian Greenwood).

Noes: 293 (Tellers: Mr Philip Dunne, Bill Wiggin).

Question accordingly negatived.

Amendment 23 proposed.-(Stephen Timms.)

Question put, That the Amendment be made.

The House divided.

Division No. 289.

Ayes: 217 (Tellers: Gregg McClymont, Angela Smith).

Noes: 299 (Tellers: Bill Wiggin, Mark Hunter).

Question accordingly negatived.

Amendment 31 proposed.-(Ms Karen Buck.)

Question proposed, That the Amendment be made.

At 10.00 pm the debate was interrupted (Programme Order, today).

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

(1) That Amendment 31 be made (Question already proposed from the Chair).

Question negatived.

(2) That Amendment 27 be made (Amendment selected by the Speaker for separate decision).-(Stephen Timms.)

The House divided.

Division No. 290.

Ayes: 213 (Tellers: Lyn Brown, Graham Jones).

Noes: 304 (Tellers: Mr Philip Dunne, Mark Hunter).

Question accordingly negatived.

(3) That Amendments 14 to 18 be made (single Question on Amendments moved by a Minister of the Crown).-(Chris Grayling.)

Question agreed to.

Bill to be further considered tomorrow.

6 Statutory Instruments: Motions for Approval

(1) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft Social Security (Electronic Communications) Order 2011, which was laid before this House on 14 March, be approved.-(Miss Chloe Smith.)

Question agreed to.

(2) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft Taxation of Equitable Life (Payments) Order 2011, which was laid before this House on 21 March, be approved.-(Miss Chloe Smith.)

Question agreed to.

7 Public Petitions

A Public Petition from members of the British Insurance Brokers’ Association relating to Financial Services Compensation Scheme was presented and read by Jonathan Evans.

8 Adjournment

Subject: Workplace drug testing (Jackie Doyle-Price).

Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.-(Angela Watkinson.)

Adjourned at 10.30 pm until tomorrow.

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Other proceedings

Changes to Notices Given

9 Employment Retention Bill

Order for Second Reading on Friday 17 June, read and discharged.

Bill to be read a second time on Friday 25 November.

General Committees: Reports

10 European Committee A in respect of European Union Document No. 16348/10, a Commission Communication on the Common Agricultural Policy towards 2020: Meeting the food, natural resources and territorial challenges of the future

Miss Anne McIntosh (Chair) reported the following Resolution:

That the Committee takes note of European Union Document No. 16348/10, a Commission Communication on the Common Agricultural Policy towards 2020: Meeting the food, natural resources and territorial challenges of the future; supports the UK Government’s response to this Communication, calling for ambitious reform that will enable farmers to adapt to future challenges; and notes that detailed legislative proposals are set to emerge by the end of 2011.

General Committees: Appointments

The Speaker appoints the Chair of General Committees and members of Programming Sub-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).

11 Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures Bill Committee.

Chairs: Jim Dobbin and Mr Lee Scott.

12 European Committee A in respect of European Union Documents No. 12371/10, a Commission Communication on the freedom for Member States to decide on the cultivation of genetically modified crops, No. C(2010) 4822, a Commission Recommendation on guidelines for the development of national co-existence measures to avoid the unintended presence of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) in conventional and organic crops, and No. COM(10) 375, a draft Regulation amending Directive 2001/18/EC in relation to the ability of Member States to restrict or prohibit the cultivation of GMOs in their territory

Members: Sir Robert Smith discharged and Mr Alan Reid nominated in substitution.

Reports from Select Committees

13 Administration Committee

Record of the Committee’s discussions at its meeting on 13 June 2011, to be published (Sir Alan Haselhurst).

14 Draft Defamation Bill (Joint Committee on)

Draft Defamation Bill: Evidence, to be printed (HC 930-vii) (Sir Peter Bottomley).

15 Public Accounts (Committee of)

The use of information to manage the Logistics supply chain: Evidence, to be printed (HC 1202-i) (Margaret Hodge).

John Bercow

Speaker

The Speaker will take the Chair at 2.30 pm.

APPENDIX

Papers presented or laid upon the Table:

Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution:

1 Environmental Protection

Draft Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2011 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum and an Impact Assessment (by Command) (Secretary Chris Huhne).

2 International Monetary Fund

Draft International Monetary Fund (Increase in Subscription) Order 2011 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Mark Hoban).

3 Terms and Conditions of Employment

Draft National Minimum Wage (Amendment) Regulations 2011 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum and an Impact Assessment (by Command) (Secretary Vince Cable).

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

4 Family Law

Child Support (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2011 (S.I., 2011, No. 1464), dated 9 June 2011 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Iain Duncan Smith).

5 Immigration

Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command); to be printed (HC 1148) (Secretary Theresa May).

6 Judgments

Civil Jurisdiction and Judgments (Maintenance) Regulations 2011 (S.I., 2011, No. 1484), dated 13 June 2011 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum an an Impact Assessment (by Command) (Secretary Kenneth Clarke).

7 Miscellaneous (No. 4, 2011)

Amendment, adopted at International Monetary Fund Headquarters, Washington on 15 December 2010, of the Articles of Agreement of the International Monetary Fund on the Reform of the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund, with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Cm. 8068) (Secretary William Hague).

8 Senior Courts of England and Wales

Civil Courts (Amendment) Order 2011 (S.I., 2011, No. 1465), dated 10 June 2011 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Kenneth Clarke).

9 United Arab Emirates (No. 1, 2011)

Agreement, done at Abu Dhabi on 25 November 2010, between the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Government of the United Arab Emirates for Co-operation in the Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy, with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Cm. 8101) (Secretary William Hague).

Other Papers:

10 Financial Services and Markets

Report of Financial Services Authority for 2010–11 (by Act) (Mark Hoban).

11 Legal Services

Report and Accounts of Legal Services Board for 2010–11, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act); to be printed (HC 1056) (Secretary Kenneth Clarke).

12 National Audit

Report by the Comptroller and Auditor General on Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, the Office of Fair Trading and Local Authority Trading Standards Services: Protecting consumers-the system for enforcing consumer law (by Act); to be printed (HC 1087) (Clerk of the House).

Prepared 14th June 2011