The House met at half-past Eleven o'clock.
1 Second Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,-Mr Bill Olner reported from the Second Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the Northern Ireland Act 1998 and Northern Ireland Act 2000 (Modification) Order 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 1164) and the Direction given by the Secretary of State under section 51B(2) of the Northern Ireland Act 1998 on 28th April 2004.
Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee to lie upon the Table.
2 Smoking in Public Places (Wales) Bill [Lords],-The Smoking in Public Places (Wales) Bill [Lords] was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time on Friday 15th October and to be printed [Bill 109].
3 Child Trust Funds Bill (Programme) (No. 3),-A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to pursuant to Orders [28th June 2001 and 6th November 2003 (Programming of Bills)], That the following provisions shall apply to the Child Trust Funds Bill for the purpose of supplementing the Order of 15th December 2003 (Child Trust Funds Bill (Programme))-
Consideration of Lords Amendments
1. Proceedings on consideration of Lords Amendments shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion one hour after their commencement.
2. Any further message from the Lords may be considered forthwith without any Question put.
3. The 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-(Mr Nick Ainger);
Tellers for the Ayes, Mr Jim Murphy, Gillian Merron: 247.
Tellers for the Noes, Mr Mark Francois, Mr Hugo Swire: 120.
So the Question was agreed to.
4 Child Trust Funds Bill,-The House, according to Order, proceeded to consider the Lords Amendments to the Child Trust Funds Bill.
Lords Amendments Nos. 1 to 6 were agreed to.
An Amendment ((a)) was proposed to the Lords Amendment, in line 8, at the end, to add the words-
'(5)The regulations may include provision that, in the case of any child who is to be treated as being an eligible child by virtue of subsection (4), further contributions are to be made by the Inland Revenue only if a person who is legally responsible in relation to the child has informed the Inland Revenue in a prescribed manner that he is satisfied as to the good conduct of the child in the year ending one month before the date on which the further contribution falls to be made.'.-(Mr George Osborne.)
And the Question being proposed, That the Amendment be made;
And it being one hour after the commencement of proceedings on the Lords Amendments, the Deputy Speaker put the Question, pursuant to Order [this day].
Tellers for the Ayes, Mr Mark Francois, Gregory Barker: 92.
Tellers for the Noes, Gillian Merron, Mr Jim Murphy: 263.
So the Question was negatived.
The Deputy Speaker then put the remaining Questions necessary to dispose of proceedings on the Lords Amendments.
The Lords Amendment was agreed to, the Commons being willing to waive their privileges.
Lords Amendments Nos. 8 to 13 were agreed to.
5 Adjournment (Armed Forces Personnel),-A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That this House do now adjourn-(Derek Twigg);
6 Royal Assent,-The Deputy Speaker notified the House, in accordance with the Royal Assent Act 1967, That Her Majesty had signified her Royal Assent to the following Acts, agreed upon by both Houses:
National Insurance Contributions and Statutory Payments Act 2004
Justice (Northern Ireland) Act 2004
Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004
Child Trust Funds Act 2004
London Local Authorities Act 2004.
7 Adjournment (Armed Forces Personnel),-The Question being again proposed, That this House do now adjourn;
And it being Six o'clock, the Motion for the adjournment of the House lapsed, without Question put.
8 Medicines,-Ordered, That the Medicines for Human Use (Clinical Trials) Regulations 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 1031), dated 1st April 2004, be referred to a Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation.-(Mr Nick Ainger.)
9 Public Petitions,-A Public Petition from Scott Fewster and others for the introduction of the vaccine Prevanar to combat pneumococcal disease was presented and read; and ordered to lie upon the Table and to be printed.
10 Adjournment,-Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.-(Mr Nick Ainger.)
And accordingly the House, having continued to sit till half-past Six o'clock, adjourned till to-morrow.
[Adjourned at 6.30 p.m.
Michael J. Martin
Mr Speaker will take the Chair at half-past Nine o'clock.
Papers presented or laid upon the Table:
Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution:
1 Urban Development,-Draft West Northamptonshire Development Corporation (Area and Constitution) Order 2004 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Secretary Prescott].
Papers subject to Negative Resolution:
2 Agriculture,-Beef Carcase (Classification) (England) Regulations 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 1317), dated 12th May 2004 [by Act] [Secretary Margaret Beckett].
3 Immigration and Asylum,-Asylum Support (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 1313), dated 11th May 2004 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Blunkett].
4 Local Government,-Recreation Grounds (Revocation of Parish Council Byelaws) (No. 2) Order 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 1281), dated 6th May 2004 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Secretary Prescott].
5 Seeds,-Seed Potatoes (Fees) (England) Regulations 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 1316), dated 11th May 2004 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Secretary Margaret Beckett].
6 Air Force (Constitution),-Amendment List 12 to Air Publication 1269-The Royal Air Force Manual of Medical Management and Administration (Eighth Edition) [by Act] [Mr Secretary Hoon].
1 Energy Bill [Lords],-The Speaker has appointed Mr Bill O'Brien and Mr Jonathan Sayeed Chairmen of Standing Committee B in respect of the Bill.
2 Draft Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (Disclosure of Donor Information) Regulations 2004,-The Speaker has appointed David Taylor Chairman of the First Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the Regulations.
3 Draft Criminal Justice Act 2003 (Conditional Cautions: Code of Practice) Order 2004,-The Speaker has appointed Miss Anne Begg Chairman of the Third Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the draft Order.
4 Pet Travel Scheme (Pilot Arrangements) (England) (Amendment) Order 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 828),-The Speaker has appointed Mr Kevin Hughes Chairman of the Seventh Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the Order.
Reports from Select Committees
1 Education and Skills,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Education and Skills Committee [Draft School Transport Bill]; to be printed [No. 509-iv] [Mr Barry Sheerman].
2 Environmental Audit,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Environmental Crime Sub-Committee of the Environmental Audit Committee [Environmental Crime: Wildlife Crime]; to be printed [No. 605-i] [Mr Peter Ainsworth].
3 Public Administration,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Select Committee on Public Administration [Government by Inquiry]; to be printed [No. 606-i] [Tony Wright].
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Minutes of Proceedings of the Sitting in Westminster Hall
The sitting commenced at half-past Two o'clock.
Adjournment (Poverty and South Asia),-Resolved, That the sitting be now adjourned.-(Mr Nick Ainger.)
And accordingly the sitting was adjourned till Tuesday 18th May.
[Adjourned at 5.07 p.m.
Sir Alan Haselhurst
In the Votes and Proceedings for Tuesday 11th May, in Appendix I, item 4, the title of the paper should have been the Court of Protection (Amendment No. 2) Rules 2004.