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Tuesday 9th January 2007
The House met at half-past Two o'clock.PRAYERS.
1 Greater London Authority Bill,Mr Edward O'Hara reported from the Greater London Authority Bill Committee that it had come to the following Resolution:
2 Third Delegated Legislation Committee,Mr Martyn Jones reported from the Third Delegated Legislation Committee the draft Street Works (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) Order 2007.Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee to lie upon the Table.
3 European Standing Committee,Mr Eric Martlew reported from a European Standing Committee the following Resolution:
4 Human Rights Act 1998 (Meaning of Public Authority),A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to clarify the meaning of 'public authority' in section 6 of the Human Rights Act 1998(Mr Andrew Dismore);
5 Human Rights Act 1998 (Meaning of Public Authority) Bill,Mr Andrew Dismore accordingly presented a Bill to clarify the meaning of 'public authority' in section 6 of the Human Rights Act 1998: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time on Friday 15th June and to be printed [Bill 43].
6 Welfare Reform Bill (Programme) (No. 3),Ordered, That the Order of 24th July 2006 (Welfare Reform Bill (Programme)) be varied as follows:
7 Welfare Reform Bill,The House, according to Order, proceeded to consider the Welfare Reform Bill, as amended in the Public Bill Committee.
8 Delegated Legislation,Ordered, That the Motion in the name of Mr Jack Straw relating to the Electoral Commission shall be treated as if it related to an instrument subject to the provisions of Standing Order No. 118 (Delegated Legislation Committees) in respect of which notice has been given that the instrument be approved.(Liz Blackman.)
9 Public Petitions,Public Petitions from
10 Adjournment,Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.(Liz Blackman.)
Michael J. Martin
Mr Speaker will take the Chair at half-past Eleven o'clock.
Papers presented or laid upon the Table:
Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution:
1 Housing,Draft Local Authorities (Contracting Out of Anti-social Behaviour Order Functions) (England) Order 2007 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Secretary Ruth Kelly].
2 Northern Ireland,Draft Taxis (Northern Ireland) Order 2007 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Secretary Hain].
Papers subject to Negative Resolution:
3 Excise,Air Passenger Duty (Rate) (Qualifying Territories) Order 2007 (S.I., 2007, No. 22), dated 9th January 2007 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [John Healey].
4 Health and Safety,Carriage of Explosives (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006 (S.R. (N.I.), 2006, No. 520), dated 13th December 2006 [by Statutory Instrument], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Secretary Hain].
5 Stamp Duty Reserve Tax,Stamp Duty Reserve Tax (UK Depositary Interest in Foreign Securities) (Amendment) Regulations 2007 (S.I., 2007, No. 12), dated 8th January 2007 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Ed Balls].
6 National Health Service,Report and Accounts of the National Patient Safety Agency for 2005-06, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 116] [Ms Secretary Hewitt].
7 Public Petitions,Observations by
8 Statutory Instruments (Notification),Communication declaring that the undermentioned Statutory Instrument had come into operation before copies were laid before Parliament, and explaining why such copies had not been so laid before the Instruments came into operation:
1 Draft Street Works (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) Order 2007,The Committee of Selection has discharged Mr Bob Ainsworth, Mark Durkin, Mr John Heppell, Mr Alan Milburn, The Reverend Ian Paisley, Ian Stewart and Lynda Waltho from the Third Delegated Legislation Committee (nominated in respect of the draft Order) and nominated in substitution Sir Gerald Kaufman, Mr David Kidney, Dr Alasdair McDonnell, Dan Norris, Joan Ruddock, Mr Michael Wills and Sammy Wilson.
2 European Union Documents No. 11902/06 and Addendum 1 and No. 11896/06 and Addenda 1 and 2 relating to the Sustainable Use of Pesticides, and No. 11755/06 and Addenda 1 to 12 relating to Authorisation of Plant Protection Products,The Committee of Selection has discharged Anne Moffat from the European Standing Committee (nominated in respect of the Documents and Addenda) and nominated in substitution Mr Wayne David.
European Standing Committees
3 Unnumbered Explanatory Memorandum dated 2nd November 2006, submitted by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, relating to the EU-China relationship, referred to European Standing Committee B on 7th November in the last Session of Parliament, has been replaced by European Union Documents No. 14381/06, Commission Communication: EU-China: Closer partners, growing responsibilities, and No. 14823/06, Policy paper on EU trade and investment: Competition and Partnership.
Reports from Select Committees
1 Communities and Local Government,The Work of the Committee, 2005-06: First Report from the Communities and Local Government Committee, with an Appendix; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 198] [Dr Phyllis Starkey]
2 Culture, Media and Sport,Caring for our collections: Minutes of Evidence taken before the Culture, Media and Sport Committee; to be printed [No.176-ii] [Mr John Whittingdale].
3 Environmental Audit,(1) Pre-Budget 2005: Tax, economic analysis and climate change: Government Response to the Fourth Report from the Committee, Session 2005-06: First Special Report from the Environmental Audit Committee; to be printed [No.195];
4 Home Affairs,Justice and Home Affairs Issues at European Union Level: Minutes of Evidence taken before the Home Affairs Committee; to be printed [No.76-iii] [Mr John Denham].
5 Trade and Industry,Trade and Investment Opportunities with Mercosur: Minutes of Evidence taken before the Trade and Industry Committee; to be printed [No. 208-i] [Mr Peter Luff]
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Minutes of Proceedings of the Sitting in Westminster Hall
The sitting began at half-past Nine o'clock.Adjournment,Resolved, That the sitting be now adjourned.(Jonathan Shaw.)
Sir Alan Haselhurst
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