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Monday 27th November 2006
The House met at half-past Two o'clock.PRAYERS.
1 Justice and Security (Northern Ireland) Bill,Mr Secretary Hain, supported by the Prime Minister, Secretary Margaret Beckett, Secretary John Reid, Secretary Des Browne, Paul Goggins and Bridget Prentice presented a Bill to make provision about justice and security in Northern Ireland: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time to-morrow and to be printed [Bill 10].
2 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:
3 Adjournment (Christmas),A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 25 (Periodic adjournments), That this House, at its rising on Tuesday 19th December 2006, do adjourn till Monday 8th January 2007(Kevin Brennan):It was agreed to.
4 Sittings of the House,Ordered, That, on Tuesday 19th December,
5 Foreign Affairs,Ordered, That Mr John Maples be discharged from the Foreign Affairs Committee and Mr Malcolm Moss be added.(Rosemary McKenna, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.)
6 Defence,Ordered, That Mr Mark Lancaster be discharged from the Defence Committee and Mr Bernard Jenkin be added.(Rosemary McKenna, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.)
7 Science and Technology,Ordered, That Margaret Moran be discharged from the Science and Technology Committee and Mr Graham Stringer be added.(Rosemary McKenna, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.)
8 Public Petitions,Public Petitions from
9 Adjournment,Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.(Mr Frank Roy.)
Michael J. Martin
Mr Speaker will take the Chair at half-past Two o'clock.
Papers presented or laid upon the Table:
Papers delivered to the Votes and Proceedings Office on Friday 24th November 2006 pursuant to Standing Order No. 158 (Presentation of command papers):
1 Education and Skills,Department for Education and Skills Minute, dated 24th November 2006, concerning the gifting of Assistive Communication Technology Equipment, purchased as part of the Government Funded Communications Aids Project [Secretary Alan Johnson].
2 European Communities (No. 2, 2006),Protocol, done at Brussels on 12th March 1999, drawn up on the basis of Article K.3 of the Treaty on European Union, on the scope of the laundering of proceeds in the Convention on the use of information technology for customs purposes and the inclusion of the registration number of the means of transport in the Convention, with an Explanatory Memorandum [Cm. 6986] [Secretary Margaret Beckett].
Papers delivered to the Votes and Proceedings Office on Friday 24th November 2006 pursuant to Standing Order No. 159 (Presentation of statutory instruments):
Papers subject to Negative Resolution:
3 Civil Aviation,Single European Sky (Functions of the National Supervisory Authority) Regulations 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 3104), dated 21st November 2006, with an Explanatory Memorandum [Mr Secretary Alexander].
4 Local Government,(1) Local Authorities (Categorisation) (England) Order 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 3096); and
5 Pensions,Occupational Pensions (Revaluation) Order 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 3086), dated 20th November 2006, with an Explanatory Memorandum [Mr Secretary Hutton].
6 Sexual Orientation Discrimination,Equality Act (Sexual Orientation) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006 (S.R. (N.I.), 2006, No. 439), dated 8th November 2006, with an Explanatory Memorandum [Mr Secretary Hain].
7 Social Security,Social Security (Incapacity Benefit Work-focused Interviews) Amendment (No. 2) Regulations 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 3088), dated 16th November 2006, with an Explanatory Memorandum [Mr Secretary Hutton].
Papers presented or laid upon the Table on Monday 27th November 2006:
Papers subject to Negative Resolution:
8 Forestry,Environmental Impact Assessment (Forestry) (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 3106), dated 22nd November 2006 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Secretary David Miliband].
9 National Lottery,Transformational Grants Joint Scheme (Revocation) Order 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 3146), dated 22nd November 2006 [by Act] [Secretary Tessa Jowell].
10 Pensions,Occupational Pension Schemes (Levy CeilingEarnings Percentage Increase) Order 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 3105), dated 21st November 2006 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Secretary Hutton].
11 Supreme Court,Civil Procedure (Amendment No. 2) Rules 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 3132 (L.13)), dated 23rd November 2006 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Ms Harriet Harman].
12 National Audit,Report by the Comptroller and Auditor General on Jobcentre Plus: Delivering effective services through Personal Advisers [by Act]; to be printed [No. 24] [Clerk of the House].
13 Naval and Marine Pay and Pensions,(1) Naval and Marine Pay and Pensions (Hong Kong Locally Engaged Ratings Service Gratuities and Attributable Disablement and Death Awards) Order 2006; and
14 Public Petitions,Observations by the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on the Petition [1st November] from residents of Brighton and others for the investigation of attacks on and killing of gay people in Iraq by the Badr Death Squads [by Standing Order]; to be printed [Clerk of the House].
15 Cinemas and Film,Draft Films (Definition of "British Film") (No. 2) Order 2006 [laid 23rd November].
Reports from Select Committees
1 Communities and Local Government,Department for Communities and Local Government Annual Report 2006:
2 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs,The Rural Payments Agency: Minutes of Evidence taken before the Rural Payments Agency Sub-Committee of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee; to be printed [No. 107-i] [Mr Michael Jack].
3 Public Accounts,(1) Improving literacy and numeracy in schools: Second Report from the Committee of Public Accounts; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report; [No. 108];
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