House of Commons

House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Thursday
7th July 2011

No. 183

The House met at 10.30 am.

PRAYERS.

1 Questions to the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change

2 Business Question (Leader of the House)

3 Supply and Appropriation (Main Estimates) Bill: Second and Third Reading (Standing Order No. 56)

Motion made and Question put forthwith, That the Bill be now read a second time.

Question agreed to and Bill accordingly read a second time.

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

Question agreed to and Bill accordingly read the third time, and passed.

4 Business of the House (Police (Detention and Bail) Bill)

Ordered, That the following provisions shall apply to the proceedings on the Police (Detention and Bail) Bill:

Timetable

1.–(1) Proceedings on Second Reading, in Committee, on Consideration and on Third Reading shall be completed at today’s sitting in accordance with the following provisions of this paragraph.

(2) Proceedings on Second Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at 3.00 pm.

(3) Proceedings in Committee shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at 5.00 pm.

(4) Proceedings on Consideration and on Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at 6.00 pm.

Timing of proceedings and Questions to be put

2. When the Bill has been read a second time-

(a) it shall (notwithstanding Standing Order No. 63 (Committal of bills not subject to a programme order)) stand committed to a Committee of the whole House without any Question being put;

(b) the Speaker shall leave the Chair whether or not notice of an Instruction has been given.

3.–(1) On the conclusion of proceedings in Committee, the Chairman shall report the Bill to the House without putting any Question.

(2) If the Bill is reported with amendments, the House shall proceed to consider the Bill as amended without any Question being put.

4. For the purpose of bringing any proceedings to a conclusion in accordance with paragraph 1, the Speaker or Chairman shall forthwith put the following Questions (but no others)-

(a) any Question already proposed from the Chair;

(b) any Question necessary to bring to a decision a Question so proposed;

(c) the Question on any amendment moved or Motion made by a Minister of the Crown;

(d) any other Question necessary for the disposal of the business to be concluded.

5. On a Motion so made for a new Clause or a new Schedule, the Chairman or Speaker shall put only the Question that the Clause or Schedule be added to the Bill.

6. If two or more Questions would fall to be put under paragraph 4(c) on successive amendments moved or Motions made by a Minister of the Crown, the Chairman or Speaker shall instead put a single Question in relation to those amendments or Motions.

7. If two or more Questions would fall to be put under paragraph 4(d) in relation to successive provisions of the Bill, the Chairman shall instead put a single Question in relation to those provisions.

Consideration of Lords Amendments

8.–(1) Any Lords Amendments to the Bill shall be considered forthwith without any Question being put.

(2) Proceedings on consideration of Lords Amendments shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion one hour after their commencement.

9.–(1) This paragraph applies for the purpose of bringing any proceedings to a conclusion in accordance with paragraph 8.

(2) The Speaker shall first put forthwith any Question already proposed from the Chair and not yet decided.

(3) If that Question is for the amendment of a Lords Amendment the Speaker shall then put forthwith-

(a) a single Question on any further Amendments to the Lords Amendment moved by a Minister of the Crown, and

(b) the Question on any Motion made by a Minister of the Crown that this House agrees or disagrees to the Lords Amendment or (as the case may be) to the Lords Amendment as amended.

(4) The Speaker shall then put forthwith-

(a) a single Question on any Amendments moved by a Minister of the Crown to a Lords Amendment, and

(b) the Question on any Motion made by a Minister of the Crown that this House agrees or disagrees to the Lords Amendment or (as the case may be) to the Lords Amendment as amended.

(5) The Speaker shall then put forthwith the Question on any Motion made by a Minister of the Crown that this House disagrees to a Lords Amendment.

(6) The Speaker shall then put forthwith the Question that this House agrees to all the remaining Lords Amendments.

(7) As soon as the House has-

(a) agreed or disagreed to a Lords Amendment; or

(b) disposed of an Amendment relevant to a Lords Amendment which has been disagreed to,

the Speaker shall put forthwith a single Question on any Amendments moved by a Minister of the Crown and relevant to the Lords Amendment.

Subsequent stages

10.–(1) Any further Message from the Lords on the Bill shall be considered forthwith without any Question being put.

(2) Proceedings on any further Message from the Lords shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion one hour after their commencement.

11.–(1) This paragraph applies for the purpose of bringing any proceedings to a conclusion in accordance with paragraph 10.

(2) The Speaker shall first put forthwith any Question which has been proposed from the Chair and not yet decided.

(3) The Speaker shall then put forthwith the Question on any Motion made by a Minister of the Crown which is related to the Question already proposed from the Chair.

(4) The Speaker shall then put forthwith the Question on any Motion made by a Minister of the Crown on or relevant to any of the remaining items in the Lords Message.

(5) The Speaker shall then put forthwith the Question that this House agrees with the Lords in all the remaining Lords Proposals.

Reasons Committee

12.–(1) The Speaker shall put forthwith the Question on any Motion made by a Minister of the Crown for the appointment, nomination and quorum of a Committee to draw up Reasons and the appointment of its Chair.

(2) A Committee appointed to draw up Reasons shall report before the conclusion of the sitting at which it is appointed.

(3) Proceedings in the Committee shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion 30 minutes after their commencement.

(4) For the purpose of bringing any proceedings to a conclusion in accordance with sub-paragraph (3), the Chair shall-

(a) first put forthwith any Question which has been proposed from the Chair but not yet decided, and

(b) then put forthwith successively Questions on motions which may be made by a Minister of the Crown for assigning a Reason for disagreeing with the Lords in any of their Amendments.

(5) The proceedings of the Committee shall be reported without any further Question being put.

Miscellaneous

13. Paragraph (1) of Standing Order No. 15 (Exempted business) shall apply so far as necessary for the purposes of this Order.

14.–(1) The proceedings on any Motion made by a Minister of the Crown for varying or supplementing the provisions of this Order shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion one hour after their commencement.

(2) Paragraph (1) of Standing Order No. 15 (Exempted business) shall apply to those proceedings.

15. Standing Order No. 82 (Business Committee) shall not apply in relation to any proceedings to which this Order applies.

16.–(1) No Motion shall be made, except by a Minister of the Crown, to alter the order in which any proceedings on the Bill are taken or to re-commit the Bill.

(2) The Question on any such Motion shall be put forthwith.

17.–(1) No dilatory Motion shall be made in relation to proceedings to which this Order applies except by a Minister of the Crown.

(2) The Question on any such Motion shall be put forthwith.

18. The Speaker may not arrange for a debate to be held in accordance with Standing Order No. 24 (Emergency debates)-

(a) at today’s sitting, or

(b) at any sitting at which Lords Amendments to the Bill are, or any further Message from the Lords is, to be considered,

before the conclusion of any proceedings to which this Order applies.

19.–(1) Sub-paragraph (2) applies if the House is adjourned, or the sitting is suspended, before the conclusion of any proceedings to which this Order applies.

(2) No notice shall be required of a Motion made at the next sitting by a Minister of the Crown for varying or supplementing the provisions of this Order.

20. Proceedings to which this Order applies shall not be interrupted under any Standing Order relating to the sittings of the House.

21.–(1) Any private business which has been set down for consideration at seven o’clock, four o’clock or three o’clock (as the case may be) on a day on which the Bill has been set down to be taken as an Order of the Day, shall, instead of being considered as provided by Standing Orders, be considered at the conclusion of the proceedings on the Bill on that day.

(2) Paragraph (1) of Standing Order No. 15 (Exempted business) shall apply to the private business for a period of three hours from the conclusion of the proceedings on the Bill or, if those proceedings are concluded before the moment of interruption, for a period equal to the time elapsing between seven o’clock, four o’clock or three o’clock (as the case may be) and the conclusion of those proceedings.

22. The Speaker shall not adjourn the House at the sitting on the day on which the Bill is sent back to the House from the Lords until-

(a) any Message from the Lords on the Bill has been received, and

(b) he has reported the Royal Assent to any Act agreed upon by both Houses.-(Nick Herbert.)

5 Police (Detention and Bail) Bill: Second Reading

Bill read a second time and stood committed to a Committee of the whole House (Order, today).

6 Police (Detention and Bail) Bill: Committee of the whole House

The House resolved itself into a Committee (Order, today).

(In the Committee)

Clauses 1 and 2 agreed to.

The occupant of the Chair left the Chair to report the Bill (Order, today).

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The Deputy Speaker resumed the Chair.

Mr Shailesh Vara reported, That the Committee had gone through the Bill and made no Amendments.

7 Police (Detention and Bail) Bill: Third Reading

Bill read the third time, and passed.

8 Statutory Instruments: Motions for Approval

(1) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft Legal Services Act 2007 (Appeals from Licensing Authority Decisions) Order 2011, which was laid before this House on 17 May, be approved.-(Mr Shailesh Vara.)

Question agreed to.

(2) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft Legal Services Act 2007 (The Law Society and The Council for Licensed Conveyancers) (Modification of Functions) Order 2011, which was laid before this House on 17 May, be approved.-(Mr Shailesh Vara.)

Question agreed to.

(3) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft Criminal Procedure (Legal Assistance, Detention and Appeals) (Scotland) Act 2010 (Consequential Provisions) Order 2011, which was laid before this House on 9 June, be approved.-(Mr Shailesh Vara.)

Question agreed to.

(4) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft Adoption and Children (Scotland) Act 2007 (Consequential Modifications) Order 2011, which was laid before this House on 10 June, be approved.-(Mr Shailesh Vara.)

Question agreed to.

9 Committee on Members’ Allowances

Ordered, That Standing Order No. 152G (Committee on Members’ Allowances) shall be amended as follows-

(1) in line 2, leave out ‘Allowances’ and insert ‘Expenses’; and

(2) leave out lines 3 to 17 and insert ‘to consider such matters relating to Members’ expenses as may be referred to it by the House;’.-(Mr David Heath.)

10 Review of Parliamentary Standards Act 2009

Ordered, That, further to the instruction to the Committee on Members’ Allowances of 12 May, it be an instruction to the Committee on Members’ Expenses to report to the House on the review of the Parliamentary Standards Act 2009 by 31 December 2011.-(Bill Wiggin.)

11 Public Petitions

A Public Petition from residents of Daventry relating to Barnett Formula was presented and read by Chris Heaton-Harris.

12 Adjournment

Subject: Internet crime and the case of Ian Puddick (Mr David Burrowes).

Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.-(Bill Wiggin.)

Adjourned at 4.51 pm until Monday 11 July.

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Other proceedings

General Committees: Reports

13 Health and Social Care (Re-committed) Bill Committee

Mr Jim Hood (Chair) reported written evidence submitted to the Committee.

Written evidence to be published.

14 Pensions Bill [Lords] Committee

Katy Clark (Chair) reported written evidence submitted to the Committee.

Written evidence to be published.

15 Tenth Delegated Legislation Committee

Miss Anne McIntosh (Chair) reported the draft Co-operation in Public Protection Arrangements (UK Border Agency) Order 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).

16 Eleventh Delegated Legislation Committee (Draft Charities Act 2006 (Changes in Exempt Charities) Order 2011 and the draft Charities Act 2006 (Principal Regulators of Exempt Charities) Regulations 2011)

Members: Mr Mark Field discharged and Mr Robert Syms nominated in substitution.

Reports from Select Committees

17 Business, Innovation and Skills Committee

(1) Pub companies:

(i) Evidence, to be printed (HC 1369-ii);

(ii) Written evidence, to be published;

(2) The Future of Higher Education: Written evidence, to be published

(Mr Adrian Bailey).

18 Political and Constitutional Reform Committee

Mapping the path to codifying-or not codifying-the UK’s constitution: Evidence, to be printed (HC 1178-i) (Mr Graham Allen).

John Bercow

Speaker

The Speaker will take the Chair at 2.30 pm.

Sitting in Westminster Hall

No. 120

The sitting began at 2.30 pm.

Adjournment

Backbench Business (Un-allotted half day)

Subject: Intellectual property and the Hargreaves Report.

Motion made and Question proposed, That the sitting be now adjourned.-(Mr Robert Goodwill.)

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

Adjourned at 5.30 pm until Tuesday 12 July.

Lindsay Hoyle

Deputy Speaker

APPENDIX

Papers presented or laid upon the Table:

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

1 Australia (No. 1, 2011)

Agreement, done at London on 10 July 2008, between the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Government of Australia concerning Air Services, with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Cm. 8135) (Secretary William Hague).

2 Education

Education (Pupil Registration) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2011 (S.I., 2011, No. 1625), dated 2 July 2011 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Michael Gove).

3 European Union (No. 4, 2011)

Agreement, done at Brussels on 17 December 2009, on Air Transport between Canada and the European Community and its Member States, with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Cm. 8136) (Secretary William Hague).

4 European Union (No. 5, 2011)

Air Transport Agreement, done at Brussels on 25 April 2007, with Amending Protocol, done at Luxemburg on 24 June 2010, between the European Community and its Member States, of the one part, and the United States of America, of the other part, with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Cm. 8137) (Secretary William Hague).

Other Papers:

5 Aircraft and Shipbuilding Industries

Report and Accounts of British Shipbuilders for 2010–11 (by Act) (Secretary Vince Cable).

6 Business, Innovation and Skills, Defence, Foreign Affairs and International Development

Government Response to the First Joint Report from the Business, Innovation and Skills, Defence, Foreign Affairs and International Development Committees, Session 2010–11, on Scrutiny of Arms Export Controls (2011): UK Strategic Export Controls Annual Report 2009, Quarterly Reports for 2010, licensing policy and review of export control legislation (by Command) (Cm. 8079) (Secretary William Hague).

7 Children

Report and Financial Statements of Office of the Children’s Commissioner for 2010–11, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act); to be printed (HC 1101) (Secretary Michael Gove).

8 Enterprise

Report and Accounts of the Competition Commission for 2010–11, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act); to be printed (HC 1098) (Secretary Vince Cable).

9 Financial Reporting to Parliament

Departmental Report 2010–11 for the Wales Office (by Command) (Cm. 8107) (Secretary Cheryl Gillan).

10 Government Resources and Accounts

(1) Accounts of the Department for International Development Overseas Superannuation for 2010–11, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act); to be printed (HC 991) (Mark Hoban);

(2) Accounts of the Judicial Pensions Scheme for 2010–11, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act); to be printed (HC 987) (Mark Hoban);

(3) Report and Accounts of HM Revenue and Customs for 2010–11, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act); to be printed (HC 981) (Mark Hoban);

(4) Report and Accounts of the Department for Education for 2010–11, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act); to be printed (HC 983) (Mark Hoban); and

(5) Report and Accounts of the Postal Services Commission for 2010–11, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act); to be printed (HC 975) (Mark Hoban).

11 Government Resources and Accounts (Audit of Non-profit-making Companies)

Report and Accounts of Capacity Builders (UK) Limited for 2010–11, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Statutory Instrument); to be printed (HC 1173) (Francis Maude).

12 Government Trading Funds

(1) Report and Accounts of Royal Mint Trading Fund Group for 2010–11, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act); to be printed (HC 1207) (Clerk of the House); and

(2) Report and Accounts of the Patent Office for 2010–11, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act); to be printed (HC 1208) (Clerk of the House).

13 International Development (Reporting and Transparency)

Report and Accounts of the Department for International Development for 2010–11, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act); to be printed (HC 989-I and -II) (Mark Hoban).

14 Marshall Aid Commemoration

Account of Marshall Aid Commemoration Commission for 2010–11, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act); to be printed (HC 1294) (Clerk of the House).

15 National Audit

Report by the Comptroller and Auditor General on Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority: The payment of MPs’ expenses (by Act); to be printed (HC 1273) (Clerk of the House).

16 National Health Service

(1) Accounts of National Treatment Agency for Substance Misuse for 2010–11, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act); to be printed (HC 1184) (Mr Secretary Lansley);

(2) Report and Accounts of Basingstoke and North Hampshire NHS Foundation Trust for 2010–11 (by Act) (Mr Secretary Lansley);

(3) Report and Accounts of Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust for 2010–11 (by Act) (Mr Secretary Lansley);

(4) Report and Accounts of Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust for 2010–11 (by Act) (Mr Secretary Lansley);

(5) Report and Accounts of NHS Blood and Transplant for 2010–11, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act); to be printed (HC 1236) (Mr Secretary Lansley); and

(6) Report and Accounts of South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust for 2010–11 (by Act) (Mr Secretary Lansley).

17 Northern Ireland (Sentences)

Report of the Sentence Review Commissioners for 2010–11 (by Act); to be printed (HC 1129) (Secretary Owen Paterson).

18 Treaty Series (No. 26, 2011)

Exchange of Notes, done at Accra on 28 January 2011, between the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Government of the Republic of Togo concerning Certain Commercial Debts (United Kingdom/Togo Debt Agreement No. 11 (2008)) (by Command) (Cm. 8138) (Secretary William Hague).

19 Treaty Series (No. 27, 2011)

Agreement, done at Zagreb on 22 February 1999, between the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Government of the Republic of Croatia on International Road Transport (by Command) (Cm. 8139) (Secretary William Hague).

20 Water Industry

Report and Accounts of Water Services Regulation Authority (Ofwat) for 2010–11, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act); to be printed (HC 978) (Mark Hoban).

Withdrawn Papers:

21 National Health Service

(1) Report and Accounts of Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust for 2010–11 (by Act) (laid 30 June 2011); and

(2) Report and Accounts of South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust for 2010–11 (by Act) (laid 4 July 2011).

THE SPEAKER’S CERTIFICATE

The Speaker has certified that the Supply and Appropriation (Main Estimates) Bill is a Money Bill within the meaning of the Parliament Act 1911.

CORRIGENDUM

Tuesday 5 July 2011

In the Appendix, the following item should have appeared as Item 9, under the heading "Withdrawn Papers":

National Health Service

Report and Accounts of North Essex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust for 2010–11 (by Act) (laid 27 June 2011).

Prepared 8th July 2011