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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
14 October 2009

No. 118

The House met at 11.30 am.

PRAYERS.

1 Private Bills [Lords] (Suspension): City of Westminster Bill [Lords]

    Motion made, That so much of the Lords Message (12 October) as relates to the City of Westminster Bill [Lords] be now considered.—(Second Deputy Chairman of Ways and Means).

    Objection taken.

    Ordered, That the debate be resumed on Tuesday 20 October.

2 Questions to (1) the Secretary of State for Scotland

    (2) the Prime Minister

3 Statement: Afghanistan and Pakistan (the Prime Minister)

4 Equalisation of Tariffs for Gas and Electricity Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

    John Austin, supported by Dr Alan Whitehead, Dr Vincent Cable, Mr Andrew Dismore, Miss Anne Begg, Susan Kramer, Dr Brian Iddon, Peter Bottomley, Mr David Drew, Mr Martin Caton, John McDonnell and Mr Don Foster, presented a Bill to require the Secretary of State to make regulations for the purpose of equalising certain tariffs for gas and electricity; and for connected purposes.

    Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 16 October, and to be printed (Bill 150).

5 Cervical Cancer (Minimum Age for Screening): Motion for leave to introduce a Bill (Standing Order No. 23)

    Motion made and Question proposed, That leave be given to introduce a Bill to require NHS bodies in England to provide cervical screening for women aged 20 and over.—(Mr Brooks Newmark.)

    Motion opposed (Standing Order No. 23(1)).

    Question put and agreed to.

    Ordered, That Mr Brooks Newmark, Mr Fraser Kemp, Angela Watkinson, Mr John Baron, Simon Hughes, Ms Sally Keeble, Susan Kramer, Mrs Eleanor Laing, John McFall, Mrs Ann Cryer and Mr Nick Hurd present the Bill.

    Mr Brooks Newmark accordingly presented the Bill.

    Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 16 October, and to be printed (Bill 149).

6 Opposition Day: Leader of the Opposition (17th allotted day (Standing Order No. 14))

    (1) Higher Education

    Motion made and Question proposed, That this House congratulates those who have secured a higher education place for 2009-10 and wishes them well in their studies; regrets the increase in the number of applicants unable to secure a place this year; further regrets the financial difficulties faced by up to 175,000 students who started term without the loans and grants to which they are entitled; believes it is unacceptable that three-quarters of a million telephone calls to the Student Loans Company went unanswered in three months and that an avoidable contact policy was adopted; notes with regret that warnings about the problems in Student Finance England appear to have been ignored; asks the Government to clarify the treatment of emergency loans made by higher education institutions; regrets the problems faced by international students as a result of the poor implementation of the new visa system; notes the need for additional, fully-funded, higher education places in 2010-11; calls on the Government to consider new ways to improve access to university for 2010-11; further calls on the Government to provide more information on its planned sale of the student loan book; and welcomes the idea of a cross-party student finance review to look at the long-term sustainability of the higher education sector, a fairer deal for part-time students and links with further education.—(Mr David Willetts.)

    Amendment moved, in line 1, to leave out from 'House' to the end of the Question and add 'welcomes the record number of students attending university or college this year meaning more students benefiting from higher education (HE) today than at any stage in UK history; commends the Government for its record levels of investment in HE, an increase of over 25 per cent. over the last decade compared to a 36 per cent. decline per student under the previous Government; recognises the Government's commitment to expanding opportunities to participate in HE, including an extra 10,000 opportunities this year in courses related to science, technology, engineering and mathematics subjects and 10,000 recently-allocated additional student numbers for 2010-11; commends the Government's generous student support package and regrets that this year the Student Loans Company (SLC) has been unable to provide the level of service students and their families have rightly come to expect; notes that 800,000 English-domiciled students have already had their applications for funds approved and that following additional Government support the SLC has allocated extra resources to deal with enquiries and processing; further notes that the vast majority of students who applied within the deadline will have received their money, that interim payments are available for students and the Government's Access to Learning fund provides help for students suffering financial hardship; further notes the significant contribution international students make to the UK, and believes that the new student immigration system is effective and fair; and further notes the Government's confidence in future economic growth which will enable a viable sale of the student loan book.'.—(Mr David Lammy.)

    Question put, That the original words stand part of the Question (Standing Order No. 31(2)).

    The House divided.

    Division No. 218.

      Ayes: 220 (Tellers: Bill Wiggin, Mr Stephen Crabb).

      Noes: 284 (Tellers: Mr Bob Blizzard, Mr Dave Watts).

    Question accordingly negatived.

    Question, That the proposed words be there added, put forthwith (Standing Order No. 31).

    Question agreed to.

    The Deputy Speaker declared the Main Question, as amended, agreed to (Standing Order No. 31(2)).

    Resolved, That this House welcomes the record number of students attending university or college this year meaning more students benefiting from higher education (HE) today than at any stage in UK history; commends the Government for its record levels of investment in HE, an increase of over 25 per cent. over the last decade compared to a 36 per cent. decline per student under the previous Government; recognises the Government's commitment to expanding opportunities to participate in HE, including an extra 10,000 opportunities this year in courses related to science, technology, engineering and mathematics subjects and 10,000 recently-allocated additional student numbers for 2010-11; commends the Government's generous student support package and regrets that this year the Student Loans Company (SLC) has been unable to provide the level of service students and their families have rightly come to expect; notes that 800,000 English-domiciled students have already had their applications for funds approved and that following additional Government support the SLC has allocated extra resources to deal with enquiries and processing; further notes that the vast majority of students who applied within the deadline will have received their money, that interim payments are available for students and the Government's Access to Learning fund provides help for students suffering financial hardship; further notes the significant contribution international students make to the UK, and believes that the new student immigration system is effective and fair; and further notes the Government's confidence in future economic growth which will enable a viable sale of the student loan book.

    (2) NHS Dentistry

    Motion made and Question proposed, That this House supports maximising public access to NHS dentistry; notes that under the Government's new contract considerable numbers of patients now do not have access to an NHS dentist; believes the dental contract imposed by the Government is not adequately meeting its objectives for improving oral health or access to dentistry; recognises that any future contractual arrangements should be appropriately consulted on and piloted; calls for stronger incentives for dentists to carry out preventative care; recognises the opportunity to bring about better patient care by ensuring the best treatments are provided at the appropriate time and by fostering the stability that will allow new investment in NHS practices; supports an approach to NHS dentistry focused on preventative care; further believes that the oral health of children should be protected by re-introducing dental screening programmes in schools; and further supports the introduction of patient registration, allied to capitation-based funding rather than fee-for-service, restoring a relationship between patient and dentist conducive to an improvement in long-term oral health.—(Mr Andrew Lansley.)

    Amendment moved, in line 2, to leave out from 'dentistry' to the end of the Question and add 'welcomes Professor Steele's review report and its endorsement that the principle of local commissioning introduced by the 2006 reforms provides a firm basis on which to develop NHS dentistry; agrees with the vision set out in the review of improving incentives to support dentists in delivering access and quality; acknowledges the Government's commitment to working with the dentistry profession and other stakeholders to ensure through careful piloting that it implements the recommendations in a way that delivers the best possible system for patients, dentists and the NHS; acknowledges that children's oral health in England is already among the best in the world; welcomes the commitment of the NHS to deliver access for all who seek it by March 2011 at the latest, supported by some £2 billion in central funding for dentistry, and understands that access is now growing again; notes that in the last four quarters the number of people seeing an NHS dentist in the previous 24-month period has grown by 720,000; further notes that the dental workforce is growing, with 655 more dentists working in the NHS in 2007-08 and a further 528 in 2008-09; and recognises the support that the dental access programme of the Department of Health is providing to clinicians and managers to help them rapidly expand NHS dental services where necessary.'.—(Mr Mike O'Brien.)

    Question proposed, That the original words stand part of the Question (Standing Order No. 31(2)).

    Mr Patrick McLoughlin claimed to move the closure (Standing Order No. 36).

    Question put, That the Question be now put.

    Question agreed to.

    Question accordingly put, That the original words stand part of the Question (Standing Order No. 31(2)).

    The House divided.

    Division No. 219.

      Ayes: 210 (Tellers: Bill Wiggin, Mr Stephen Crabb).

      Noes: 277 (Tellers: Mr John Heppell, Mary Creagh).

    Question accordingly negatived.

    Question, That the proposed words be there added, put forthwith (Standing Order No. 31).

    Question agreed to.

    Main Question, as amended, put and agreed to.

    Resolved, That this House supports maximising public access to NHS dentistry; welcomes Professor Steele's review report and its endorsement that the principle of local commissioning introduced by the 2006 reforms provides a firm basis on which to develop NHS dentistry; agrees with the vision set out in the review of improving incentives to support dentists in delivering access and quality; acknowledges the Government's commitment to working with the dentistry profession and other stakeholders to ensure through careful piloting that it implements the recommendations in a way that delivers the best possible system for patients, dentists and the NHS; acknowledges that children's oral health in England is already among the best in the world; welcomes the commitment of the NHS to deliver access for all who seek it by March 2011 at the latest, supported by some £2 billion in central funding for dentistry, and understands that access is now growing again; notes that in the last four quarters the number of people seeing an NHS dentist in the previous 24-month period has grown by 720,000; further notes that the dental workforce is growing, with 655 more dentists working in the NHS in 2007-08 and a further 528 in 2008-09; and recognises the support that the dental access programme of the Department of Health is providing to clinicians and managers to help them rapidly expand NHS dental services where necessary.

7 Deferred Divisions

    Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 41A(3)), That at this day's sitting, Standing Order No. 41A (Deferred divisions) shall not apply to the Motion in the name of Huw Irranca-Davies relating to Common Fisheries Policy.—(Mark Tami.)

    Question agreed to.

8 Common Fisheries Policy

    Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 119(11)), That this House takes note of European Union Documents No. 15869/08, Commission Communication on the Proposal for a Council Regulation establishing a Community control system for ensuring compliance with the rules of the Common Fisheries Policy, and No. 15694/08, draft Council Regulation establishing a Community control system for ensuring compliance with the rules of the Common Fisheries Policy; and supports the Government's objective of ensuring that this proposal delivers stronger, proportionate, more effective control provisions which contribute to the long-term sustainability of fish stocks.—(Mark Tami.)

    Question agreed to.

9 Change to membership of select committees

    Ordered, That Sir George Young be discharged from the Committee on Standards and Privileges and Mr David Curry be added.—(Mark Tami.)

10 Access to Parliament (United Kingdom Members of the European Parliament)

    Motion made, That the Resolutions of the House of 30 January 1989 relating to House of Commons Services and 6 December 1991 relating to Access (Former members and United Kingdom members of the European Parliament) shall cease to have effect insofar as they relate to United Kingdom members of the European Parliament.—(Mark Tami.)

    Objection taken (Standing Order No. 9(6)).

11 Changes to membership of select committees

    (1) Motion made, That Dr Richard Taylor be a member of the West Midlands Regional Select Committee.—(Mark Tami.)

    Objection taken (Standing Order No. 9(6)).

    (2) Motion made, That Mary Creagh be discharged from the Yorkshire and the Humber Regional Select Committee and Mr Austin Mitchell be added.—(Mark Tami.)

    Objection taken (Standing Order No. 9(6)).

    (3) Motion made, That Linda Gilroy be discharged from the South West Regional Select Committee and Roger Berry be added.—(Mark Tami.)

    Objection taken (Standing Order No. 9(6)).

12 Adjournment

    Subject: Recommendations of the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee report into complementary and alternative medicines (David Tredinnick).

    Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.—(Mark Tami.)

Adjourned at 7.42 pm until tomorrow.

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Other proceedings

General Committees: Reports

13 Welsh Grand Committee

    Mr Martin Caton (Chairman) reported the matter of the Ninth Report from the Welsh Affairs Committee, Proposed National Assembly for Wales (Legislative Competence) (Welsh Language) Order 2009, HC348, and its implications for Wales, referred to the Committee on 14 July.

General Committees: Appointments

    The Speaker appoints the Chairman of General Committees and allocates Statutory Instruments to Delegated Legislation Committees.

    The Committee of Selection nominates Members to serve on General Committees (and certain Members to serve on Grand Committees).

14 Child Poverty Bill

    (1) Chairmen: Mr Martin Caton and Robert Key

    (2) Members: Mr John Baron, John Barrett, Liz Blackman, Ms Karen Buck, Mr David Gauke, Helen Goodman, John Howell, Ms Sally Keeble, Judy Mallaber, Julie Morgan, Mr George Mudie, Mr Jamie Reed, Andrew Selous, Mr Graham Stuart, Mr Stephen Timms and Steve Webb.

15 Child Poverty Bill (Programming Sub-Committee)

    Members: Mr John Baron, John Barrett, Liz Blackman, Mr David Gauke, Helen Goodman, Mr George Mudie and Mr Stephen Timms.

16 Second Reading Committee in respect of the Perpetuities and Accumulations Bill [Lords]:

    (1) Chairman: Mr Roger Gale

    (2) Members: Mr Michael Ancram, Mr Adrian Bailey, Tony Baldry, Mr Henry Bellingham, Rosie Cooper, Mr Mike Hall, Paul Holmes, David Howarth, Mr George Howarth, Mrs Siān C. James, Helen Jones, Bridget Prentice, Mrs Linda Riordan, Sir Peter Soulsby, Sir Peter Viggers and Jeremy Wright.

17 First Delegated Legislation Committee (Draft National Assembly for Wales (Legislative Competence) (Social Welfare) Order 2009 and the draft National Assembly for Wales (Legislative Competence) (Exceptions to Matters) Order 2009)

    Members: Mr Graham Brady, Ann Clwyd, Mr Wayne David, David T. C. Davies (Monmouth), Mr Philip Dunne, Mr Dai Havard, Mr David Jones, Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger, Mrs Madeleine Moon, Jessica Morden, Mr Paul Murphy, Mark Tami, Mr Don Touhig, Mrs Betty Williams, Hywel Williams and Mr Roger Williams.

18 Second Delegated Legislation Committee (Draft Crime and Disorder Act 1998 (Youth Conditional Cautions: Code of Practice) Order 2009 and the draft Criminal Justice Act 2003 (Conditional Cautions: Code of Practice) Order 2009)

    (1) Chairman: Mr David Wilshire

    (2) Members: Mr David Blunkett, Mr David Burrowes, Colin Challen, Mr Mark Field, Mark Fisher, Mr Mike Hall, Paul Holmes, David Howarth, Helen Jones, Anne Main, Mr Malcolm Moss, Mr Denis Murphy, Joan Ryan, Claire Ward, Mr David Winnick and Jeremy Wright.

19 Third Delegated Legislation Committee (Draft Double Taxation Relief and International Tax Enforcement (Guernsey) Order 2009, the draft Double Taxation Relief and International Tax Enforcement (Jersey) Order 2009 and the draft Double Taxation Relief and International Tax Enforcement (Virgin Islands) Order 2009)

    (1) Chairman: Mr Peter Atkinson

    (2) Members: Ms Diane Abbott, Mr Jeremy Browne, Dr Vincent Cable, David Cairns, James Duddridge, Mr Michael Fallon, Mr David Gauke, Daniel Kawczynski, Mr Ian McCartney, Laura Moffatt, Mr George Mudie, Meg Munn, Martin Salter, Jacqui Smith, Mr Stephen Timms and Mr Tim Yeo.

20 Fourth Delegated Legislation Committee (Draft Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007 (Disclosure of Higher Education Student Information) Regulations 2009)

    (1) Chairman: Mr Eric Illsley

    (2) Members: Mr Bob Blizzard, Mr Peter Bone, Mr Charles Clarke, Michael Fabricant, Barry Gardiner, Mr Bruce George, Mr John Grogan, Mr Nick Hurd, Mr Edward Leigh, Mr Alan Meale, James Purnell, Lindsay Roy, Angela E. Smith (Basildon), Mr Robert Syms, Stephen Williams and Jenny Willott.

21 Fifth Delegated Legislation Committee (Draft Caribbean Development Bank (Seventh Replenishment of the Unified Special Development Fund) Order 2009)

    (1) Chairman: Mr Mike Weir

    (2) Members: John Barrett, Mr Russell Brown, Mr Michael Clapham, Jim Cousins, Mr Stephen Crabb, Nadine Dorries, Mr Fabian Hamilton, David Heyes, Mr Philip Hollobone, Mr Mark Lancaster, Kerry McCarthy, Mr Michael Moore, Mr Nick Raynsford, Alan Simpson, Sir John Stanley and Mr Gareth Thomas.

22 Sixth Delegated Legislation Committee (Draft ACAS Code of Practice: Time Off for Trade Union Duties and Activities)

    (1) Chairman: Mr Peter Atkinson

    (2) Members: John Battle, Lorely Burt, Mr Ian Cawsey, Jon Cruddas, Mr Jonathan Djanogly, Mr John Gummer, Mr Tom Harris, Mr John Heppell, Mr Pat McFadden, Fiona Mactaggart, Sir Malcolm Rifkind, Mr Richard Shepherd, John Thurso, Kitty Ussher, Mr Tom Watson and Jeremy Wright.

23 Seventh Delegated Legislation Committee (Draft Groundwater (England and Wales) Regulations 2009)

    (1) Chairman: Mr Joe Benton

    (2) Members: Nick Ainger, Hilary Armstrong, Sir Paul Beresford, Mr David S. Borrow, Jim Dowd, Tim Farron, Martin Horwood, Huw Irranca-Davies, Mr Bernard Jenkin, Dr Ashok Kumar, Miss Anne McIntosh, Mr John Redwood, Angela Watkinson, Dr Alan Whitehead, Mike Wood and David Wright.

24 Eighth Delegated Legislation Committee (Draft District Electoral Areas Commissioner (Northern Ireland) (Amendment) Order 2009 and the draft Electoral Law Act (Northern Ireland) 1962 (Amendment) Order 2009)

    (1) Chairman: Dr William McCrea

    (2) Members: Ben Chapman, Mr Stephen Crabb, Jim Dobbin, Mr Jeffrey M. Donaldson, Paul Goggins, Mr Lindsay Hoyle, Kerry McCarthy, Mr Eddie McGrady, Mr Humfrey Malins, Rob Marris, Mr Alan Reid, Mr Laurence Robertson, Alison Seabeck, Mr Hugo Swire, Mr Paul Truswell and Derek Wyatt.

25 European Committee B in respect of European Union Document No. 11060/09, relating to EU's Justice and Home Affairs Programme for the Next 5 Years (The Stockholm Programme)

    Members: Mr Simon Burns, Mr William Cash, Caroline Flint, Damian Green, Kelvin Hopkins, Chris Huhne, Sir Gerald Kaufman, Patrick Mercer, Gwyn Prosser, Paul Rowen, Mr Marsha Singh, Mr John Spellar and Mr Phil Woolas.

26 North West Regional Grand Committee in respect of its meeting on 22 October

    Chairman: Mr Christopher Chope.

European Union Documents Referred

27 European Committee A

    European Union Document No. 11892/09, relating to measures to safeguard security of gas supply.

28 European Committee B

    European Union Documents No. 12139/09 and Addenda 1 and 2 relating to the Communities' financial interests—Fight against fraud—Annual Report 2008, Un-numbered EM relating to the European Anti-Fraud Office—Ninth Activity Report for the period 1 January 2008 to 31 December 2008 and No. 12668/09 and Addendum 1, relating to the discharge authority of internal audits carried out in 2008.

Reports from Select Committees

29 Children, Schools and Families Committee

    (1) The Appointment of the Children's Commissioner for England: Eighth Report, with written evidence, to be printed, with the Formal Minutes relating to the Report (HC 998);

    (2) Elective home education: Evidence, to be printed (HC 999-ii);

    (3) Sure Start Children's Centres: Written evidence, to be published

    (Mr Barry Sheerman).

30 Energy and Climate Change Committee

    (1) UK offshore oil and gas: Government Response to the First Report from the Committee: First Special Report, to be printed (HC 1010);

    (2) Severn Estuary tidal power projects: Evidence, to be printed (HC 1011-i);

    (3) Low carbon technologies in a green economy: Written evidence, to be published

    (Paddy Tipping).

31 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee

    (1) Securing food supplies up to 2050: the challenges faced by the UK: Government response to the Committee's Fourth Report of Session 2008-09: Second Special Report, to be printed (HC 1022);

    (2) Ofwat price review 2009: Government response to the Committee's Fifth Report of Session 2008-09: Third Special Report, to be printed (HC 1023)

    (3) Dairy Farmers of Britain: Evidence, to be printed (HC 971-ii)

    (Mr Michael Jack).

32 European Scrutiny Committee

    (1) Twenty-ninth Report, to be printed, with the Formal Minutes relating to the Report (HC 19-xxvii)

    (2) Ministerial Correspondence: Written evidence, to be published

    (Michael Connarty).

33 Northern Ireland Affairs

    (1) Cross border co-operation: Government Response to the Second Report from the Committee, Session 2008-09: Second Special Report, to be printed (HC 1031);

    (2) Omagh: 10 years on: Written evidence, to be published

    (Sir Patrick Cormack).

34 Public Accounts (Committee of)

    HM Revenue and Customs 2008-09 Accounts: Evidence, to be printed (HC 1027-i) (Mr Edward Leigh).

35 Science and Technology Committee

    (1) Spend, spend, spend?—the mismanagement of the Learning and Skills Council's capital programme in further education colleges: Government Response to the Innovation, Universities, Science and Skills Committee's Seventh Report of Session 2008-09: First Special Report, to be printed (HC 989);

    (2) Sites of Special Scientific Interest: Government Response to the Innovation, Universities, Science and Skills Committee's Tenth Report of Session 2008-09: Second Special Report, to be printed (HC 990);

    (3) Students and Universities: Government Response to the Innovation, Universities, Science and Skills Committee's Eleventh Report of Session 2008-09: Third Special Report, to be printed (HC 991);

    (4) Setting the scene on science, engineering and technology issues across government: Evidence, to be printed (HC 1001-i)

    (Mr Phil Willis).

36 Scottish Affairs Committee

    (1) Enforcement of the National Minimum Wage in Scotland: Sixth Report, to be printed, with the Formal Minutes relating to the Report, and written evidence reported and ordered to be published on 13 May (HC 380);

    (2) Dunfermline Building Society: Government Response to the Committee's Fifth Report: First Special Report, to be printed (HC 979)

    (Mr Mohammad Sarwar).

37 Transport Committee

    (1) The use of airspace: Government response to the Committee's Fifth Report of Session 2008-09: Fifth Special Report, to be printed (HC 996);

    (2) Taxes and charges on road users: Government response to the Committee's Sixth Report of Session 2008-09: Sixth Special Report, to be printed (HC 995);

    (3) Rail fares and franchises: Government response to the Committee's Eighth Report of Session 2008-09: Seventh Special Report, to be printed (HC 1004);

    (4) The new European motorcycle test: Evidence, to be printed (HC 978-i)

    (Mrs Louise Ellman).

38 Treasury Committee

    (1) Evaluating the Efficiency Programme: Government Response to the Thirteenth Report from the Committee: Ninth Special Report, to be printed (HC 997);

    (2) Women in the City:

    (i) Evidence, to be printed (HC 967-i);

    (ii) Written evidence to be published

    (John McFall).

39 Welsh Affairs Committee

    Proposed National Assembly for Wales (Legislative Competence) (Welsh Language) Order 2009: Government Response to the Ninth Report from the Committee: Seventh Special Report, to be printed (HC 1024) (Dr Hywel Francis).

40 Work and Pensions Committee

    (1) Tackling Pensioner Poverty: Government Response to the Committee's Fifth Report of Session 2008-09: Fourth Special Report, to be printed (HC 1029);

    (2) Department for Work and Pensions' Annual Report 2009: Evidence, to be printed (HC 977);

    (3) Decision-making and appeals: Written evidence, to be published;

    (4) Management and administration of contracted employment programmes: Written evidence, to be published

    (Mr Terry Rooney).

John Bercow

Speaker

The Speaker will take the Chair at 10.30 am.

Sitting in Westminster Hall

No. 75

The sitting began at 9.30 am.

Adjournment

    Subjects:

    UK relations with Russia (Mr Greg Hands).

    Impact of UK grocery market regulation on developing countries (Andrew George).

    Impact of the City of London on the UK economy (Mr John Grogan).

    Plymouth City Bus and sustainable transport (Linda Gilroy).

    Government support for the Maldives (Mr David Amess).

    Resolved, That the sitting be now adjourned.—(Steve McCabe.)

Adjourned at 5.09 until tomorrow.

Alan Haselhurst

Deputy Speaker

APPENDIX

Papers presented or laid upon the Table:

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

1 Court of Judicature, Northern Ireland

    Rules of the Court of Judicature (Northern Ireland) (Amendment No. 4) 2009 (S.R. (N.I.), 2009, No. 345), dated 12 October 2009 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Jack Straw).

Other Papers:

2 National Audit

    (1) Report by the Comptroller and Auditor General on a Second Progress Update on the Administration of the Single Payment Scheme by the Rural Payments Agency (by Act); to be printed (HC 880) (Clerk of the House);

    (2) Report by the Comptroller and Auditor General on Government cash management (by Act); to be printed (HC 546) (Clerk of the House); and

    (3) Report by the Comptroller and Auditor General on Highways Agency: Contracting for Highways Maintenance (by Act); to be printed (HC 959) (Clerk of the House).

3 Water Industry

    Memorandum of Understanding between the Consumer Council for Water and the Drinking Water Inspectorate, dated 14 July 2009 (by Act) (Secretary Hilary Benn).

CORRIGENDA

    Monday 12 October

    Item 18 (1) should have read:

    Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee

    (1) Draft Flood and Water Management Bill: Sixth Report, with evidence, to be printed, with the Formal Minutes relating to the Report (HC 555-I and -II)

    In the Appendix, items 171 and 190 should have appeared as laid on Monday 12 October:

    Papers subject to Negative Resolution

    Police and Criminal Evidence Service Police Codes of Practice for—(1) statutory powers of stop and search and the recording of encounters with the service community (Code A); (2) searches of premises by Service Policemen and the seizure of property found by Service Policemen on persons or premises (Code B); (3) the detention, treatment and questioning of persons by Service Policemen (Code C); (4) the identification of persons by Service Policemen (Code D); (5) audio recording of interviews with suspects (Code E); (6) visual recordings with sound of interviews with suspects (Code F); and the statutory power of arrest by Service Policemen (Code G) (by Act) (Secretary Bob Ainsworth)

    Other Papers

    Reserve Forces Amendment 33 to the Territorial Army Regulations (by Act) (Secretary Bob Ainsworth)

    Tuesday 13 October

    Item 10(1) should have read:

    Business, Innovation and Skills Committee

    (1) Post offices—securing their future: Government Response to the Business and Enterprise Committee's Eighth Report of Session 2008-09: Fifth Special Report, to be printed, with the Formal Minutes relating to the Report (HC 1002)



 
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