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Wednesday 22nd November 2006
The House met at half-past Eleven o'clock.PRAYERS.
1 Private Bills,The Order of 6th November relating to the London Local Authorities and Transport for London Bill, suspended in the last Session of Parliament, being read;
2 Chairmen's Panel (Parliament Act 1911),Rosemary McKenna reported from the Committee of Selection, That, in pursuance of section 1(3) of the Parliament Act 1911, it had appointed 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.
3 Offender Management Bill,Secretary John Reid, supported by the Prime Minister, Mr Secretary Prescott, Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, Secretary Margaret Beckett, Mr Secretary Darling, Ms Secretary Hewitt and Mr Gerry Sutcliffe presented a Bill to make provision about the provision of probation services, prisons and other matters relating to the management of offenders; and for connected purposes: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time to-morrow and to be printed [Bill 9].
4 Queen's Speech (Motion for an Address),The Order of the day being read, for resuming the adjourned debate on the Question proposed on 15th November, That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, as follows:
5 Business of the House,A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 15 (Exempted business), That, at this day's sitting, consideration of any Lords Amendments and Messages that may be received may be proceeded with, though opposed, until any hour(Mr Frank Roy):It was agreed to.
6 Northern Ireland Grand Committee,Ordered, That
7 Welsh Grand Committee,Ordered, That
8 The Deputy Speaker suspended the sitting, pursuant to Order [16th November].
9 Message from the Lords,A Message was brought from the Lords, as follows:
10 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 Act, agreed upon by both Houses:
11 Public Petition,A Public Petition from members of the South Lakeland Alzheimer's Society for the continued prescription of Alzheimer's drug treatments to patients who can benefit from them was presented and read; and ordered to lie upon the Table and to be printed.
12 Adjournment,A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That this House do now adjourn(Mr Dave Watts);
Michael J. Martin
Mr Speaker will take the Chair at half-past Ten o'clock.
Papers presented or laid upon the Table:
1 Education,Report of Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Schools for 2005-06 [by Act]; to be printed [No. 78] [Secretary Alan Johnson].
2 Opticians,Report and Accounts of the General Optical Council for 2005-06 [by Act] [Bridget Prentice].
3 Pastoral Measure,Report of the Churches Conservation Trust for 2005-06 [by Measure] [Secretary Tessa Jowell].
4 Treaty Series (No. 28, 2006),Second Supplementary List of Ratifications, Accessions, Withdrawals, etc., for 2006 [by Command] [Cm. 6972] [Secretary Margaret Beckett].
1 Welfare Reform Bill Committee,The Committee of Selection has nominated seventeen Members to serve on the Committee: Adam Afriyie, Danny Alexander, Gordon Banks, Mr Tim Boswell, Mr Russell Brown, Mr Wayne David, Natascha Engel, Mr John Heppell, Mr Jeremy Hunt, Mr David Laws, Mrs Anne McGuire, Kali Mountford, Mr Jim Murphy, John Penrose, John Robertson, Mr David Ruffley and Alison Seabeck.
2 Draft Non-Domestic Rating (Chargeable Amounts) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2006:
3 Draft Double Taxation Relief (Taxes on Income) (Poland) Order 2006:
4 Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules (Cm. 6918):
5 Draft Water and Sewerage Services (Northern Ireland) Order 2006:
6 Northern Ireland Grand Committee,The Committee of Selection has nominated twenty-five additional Members to serve on the Northern Ireland Grand Committee, viz.: Mr David Anderson, Mr Adrian Bailey, John Battle, Rosie Cooper, Mary Creagh, Mr Quentin Davies, Mr Jim Devine, Mr Michael Foster (Worcester), Mr Tom Harris, Mr Stephen Hepburn, Eric Joyce, Mark Lancaster, Mr David Lidington, Mr Andrew Mackay, Greg Mulholland, Dan Norris, Lembit Ípik, Stephen Pound, Mr Alan Reid, Mr Laurence Robertson, Andrew Rosindell, Chris Ruane, Mr. Ben Wallace, Lynda Waltho and Mr Robert Walter.
7 Welsh Grand Committee,The Committee of Selection has nominated two additional members to serve on the Welsh Grand Committee: Mrs Cheryl Gillan and Angela Watkinson.
European Standing Committees
8 European Union Document No. 13568/05, relating to Marketing of pyrotechnic articles, has been referred to European Standing Committee C.
9 European Union Document No. 9898/06 relating to Consultation on Fisheries Management Proposals:
10 European Union Document No. 10755/06 relating to the European Union agency for Fundamental Rights and EU Document No. 13104/06 relating to Fundamental Rights and Citizenship Programme:
11 European Union Documents Nos. 5047/06 and Addendum 1, and 5050/06 and Addendum 1, relating to Waste Prevention and Recycling:
12 Committee on Unopposed Bills (Panel),Rosemary McKenna reported from the Committee of Selection, That is had appointed seventeen Members to serve on the Committee on Unopposed Bills under Standing Order 111 relating to Private Business (Reference to committees of opposed and unopposed Bills), viz: 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.
13 Provisional Orders (Scotland) (Panel),The Committee of Selection, in pursuance of Standing Order 228 relating to Private Business (Parliamentary panel), has selected thirteen Members to form the Parliamentary Panel of members of this House to act as Commissioners under the Private Legislation Procedure (Scotland) Act 1936: Miss Anne Begg, Mr Jim Devine, Mr David Hamilton, Mr John MacDougall, Mr Jim McGovern, Anne Moffat, Mr Michael Moore, David Mundell, Sandra Osborne, Mr Alan Reid, John Robertson, Mr Mohammad Sarwar and Jim Sheridan.
Reports from Select Committees
1 Education and Skills,Bullying:
2 Environmental Audit,The UN Millennium Ecosystem Assessment: Minutes of Evidence taken before the Sub-Committee on Trade, Development and the Environment of the Environmental Audit Committee; to be printed [No. 77-i] [Mr Tim Yeo].
3 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs,Climate change: the "citizen's agenda": Minutes of Evidence taken before the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee; to be printed [No. 88-i [Mr Michael Jack].
4 European Scrutiny,(1) First Report from the European Scrutiny Committee; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 41-i]; and
5 Foreign Affairs,South Asia: Minutes of Evidence taken before the Foreign Affairs Committee; to be printed [No. 55-ii] [Mike Gapes].
6 Northern Ireland Affairs,Community Restorative Justice: Minutes of Evidence taken before the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee; to be printed [No. 87-i] [Sir Patrick Cormack].
7 Public Accounts, (1) Tsunami: Provision of support for humanitarian assistance: First Report from the Committee to together with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee; to be printed [No. 25]; and
8 Science and Technology,Drug Classification: making a hash of it?: follow-up: Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee on Science and Technology; to be printed with Memoranda laid before the Committee [No. 65-i] [Mr Phil Willis].
9 Statutory Instruments,First Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, together with Memoranda laid before the Committee; to be printed [No. 82-i] [David Maclean].
10 Transport,(1)The Ports Industry in England and Wales: Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee; to be printed [No. 61-ii]; and
11 Treasury,HM Revenue and Customs: Spring Departmental Report 2006: Minutes of Evidence taken before the Treasury Sub Committee; to be printed [No. 51-i]; [Mr John McFall].
12 Work and Pensions,The Government's Employment Strategy: Minutes of Evidence taken before the Work and Pensions Committee; to be printed [No. 63-ii] [Mr Terry Rooney].
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