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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Thursday 18th January 2007

The House met at half-past Ten o'clock.


1    Justice and Security (Northern Ireland) Bill,—Sir Nicholas Winterton reported from the Justice and Security (Northern Ireland) Bill Committee, That it had gone through the Bill and directed him to report the same, without Amendment.

    Bill, not amended in the Public Bill Committee, to be considered to-morrow.

    Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee to lie upon the Table.

2    Adjournment (Anti-social behaviour),—A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That this House do now adjourn—(Steve McCabe);

    And it being Six o'clock, the Motion for the adjournment of the House lapsed, without Question put.

3    Public Petition,—A Public Petition from supporters of Whipps Cross hospital against the reduction of services and the possible closure of Whipps Cross hospital was presented and read; and ordered to lie upon the Table and to be printed.

4    Adjournment,—A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(Jonathan Shaw.)

    And the Motion having been made after Six o'clock, and the Debate having continued for half an hour, the Deputy Speaker adjourned the House without Question put, pursuant to the Standing Order, it being then twenty-nine minutes to Seven o'clock, till to-morrow.

[Adjourned at 6.31 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    Local Government Finance,—(1) Limitation of Council Tax and Precepts (Alternative Notional Amounts) Report (England) 2007-08; and

    (2) Local Government Finance Report (England) 2007-08

    [by Act]; to be printed [Nos. 232 and 231] [Secretary Ruth Kelly].

2    Police,—Police Grant Report (England and Wales) for 2007-08 [by Act]; to be printed [No. 207] [Secretary John Reid].

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

3    Environmental Protection,—(1) Air Quality Standards Regulations 2007 (S.I., 2007, No. 64); and

    (2) Joint Municipal Waste Management Strategies (Disapplication of Duties) (England) Regulations 2007 (S.I., 2007, No. 63),

    dated 15th January 2007, [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Secretary David Miliband].

4    Rates,—Rates (Industrial Hereditaments) (Amendment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2007 (S.R., (N.I.), 2007, No. 1), dated 8th January 2007 [by Act] with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Secretary Hain].

Other Paper:

5    Standards in Public Life,—Eleventh Report of the Committee on Standards in Public Life: Review of the Electoral Commission [by Command] [Cm 7006] [The Prime Minister].


General Committees

1    Pensions Bill (Programming Sub-Committee),—The Speaker has appointed Gordon Banks, Mr John Heppell, Meg Hillier, Mr Mark Lancaster, Mr David Laws, James Purnell and Mr Nigel Waterson members of the Programming Sub-Committee of the Pensions Bill Committee.

    European Standing Committees

2    European Union Document 13193/05 relating to Consumer Credit,—The Committee of Selection has discharged Lorely Burt, Mr Alan Milburn and Anne Moffat from the European Standing Committee (nominated in respect of the Document) and nominated in substitution Ben Chapman, Susan Kramer and Graham Stringer.


Reports from Select Committees

1    Crossrail Bill,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Select Committee on the Crossrail Bill; to be printed [No. 235-iii] [Mr Alan Meale].

2    Health,—Workforce Planning: Minutes of Evidence taken before the Health Committee; to be printed [No. 171-ii] [Dr Doug Naysmith].

3    Northern Ireland Affairs,—Draft Protocol for Community-based Restorative Justice Schemes: First Report from the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee with Memoranda; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 87] [Sir Patrick Cormack].

4    Public Administration,—(1) The Work of the Committee 2005-06: First Report from the Public Administration Committee; to be printed, with the minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 258]; and

    (2) Public services: putting people first: Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee; to be printed [No. 251-i]

    [Dr Tony Wright].

5     Trade and Industry,—Local energyturning consumers into producers: First Report from the Trade and Industry Committee with Memoranda; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report, and Memoranda reported and ordered to be published on 17th, 23rd and 31st October [No. 257] [Peter Luff].

[W.H., No. 15]

Minutes of Proceedings of the Sitting in Westminster Hall

The sitting began at half-past Two o'clock.

Adjournment (Parking Policy and Enforcement—Seventh Report from the Transport Committee, Session 2005-06, and the Government's response thereto),—Resolved, That the sitting be now adjourned.—(Liz Blackman.)

    And accordingly the sitting was adjourned till Tuesday 23rd January.

[Adjourned at 4.45 p.m.

Sir Alan Haselhurst

Deputy Speaker


In the Votes and Proceedings of Wednesday 17th January, in Appendix I, Item 9 (Universities of Oxford and Cambridge,—Statute, dated 13th November 2006, made by the Governing Body of Exeter College in the University of Oxford, amending the provisions of the Statutes framed for Exeter College) should have appeared under the heading 'Papers subject to Negative Resolution'.

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