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[No. 18.]

Monday 10th January 2005.

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

PRAYERS.

1Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Bill,—The Order of the day being read, for the Second Reading of the Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Bill;

And a Motion being made, and the Question being proposed, That the Bill be now read a second time;

An Amendment was proposed to the Question, to leave out from the word ‘That' to the end of the Question and add the words ‘this House declines to give the Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Bill a Second Reading because the Bill focuses predominantly on urban issues while neglecting rural areas, creates another unnecessary quango and brings local authorities into conflict with police and other authorities which currently exercise powers in relation to abandoned vehicles and stray dogs; because the Bill introduces provisions, such as clearing up chewing gum as extensively and frequently as litter, which will be prohibitively expensive yet fail to take account of producer responsibility; and because the Bill contains many unnecessary provisions which would not be needed if existing legislation were properly enforced', instead thereof.— (Mr Tim Yeo.)

And the Question being put, That the Amendment be made;

The House divided.

Tellers for the Ayes, Mr David Ruffley, Mr Crispin Blunt: 151.

Tellers for the Noes, Mr John Heppell, Mr Vernon Coaker: 356.

So the Question was negatived.

And the Main Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 62 (Amendment on second or third reading):—It was agreed to.

The Bill was accordingly read a second time.

2Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Bill (Programme),—A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 83A (Programme motions), That the following provisions shall apply to the Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Bill:

Committal

1. The Bill shall be committed to a Standing Committee.

Proceedings in Standing Committee

2. Proceedings in the Standing Committee shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion on Tuesday 1st February 2005.

3. The Standing Committee shall have leave to sit twice on the first day on which it meets.

Consideration and Third Reading

4. Proceedings on consideration shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion one hour before the moment of interruption on the day on which those proceedings are commenced.

5. Proceedings on Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at the moment of interruption on that day.

Programming Committee

6. Standing Order No. 83B (Programming committees) shall not apply to proceedings on consideration and Third Reading.

Other proceedings

7. Any other proceedings on the Bill (including any proceedings on consideration of Lords Amendments or on any further messages from the Lords) may be programmed—(Mr Jim Murphy);

The House divided.

Tellers for the Ayes, Mr John Heppell, Mr Vernon Coaker: 345.

Tellers for the Noes, Mr David Ruffley, Mr Crispin Blunt: 153.

So the Question was agreed to.

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3Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Bill [Money],—Her Majesty's Recommendation having been signified to the proposed Motion relating to Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Bill [Money];

A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 52 (Money resolutions and ways and means resolutions in connection with bills), That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Bill, it is expedient to authorise the payment out of money provided by Parliament of—

(a) any expenditure incurred by the Secretary of State under the Act, and

(b) any increase attributable to the Act in the sums payable out of money so provided under any other Act—(Mr Jim Murphy):—It was agreed to.

4Commissioners for Revenue and Customs Bill (Programme) (No. 2),—A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 83A (Programme motions), That the Order of 8th December 2004 shall be varied by the substitution for ‘13th January' of ‘18th January'—(Mr Jim Murphy);

The House divided.

Tellers for the Ayes, Mr John Heppell, Mr Vernon Coaker: 291.

Tellers for the Noes, Mr David Ruffley, Mr Crispin Blunt: 165.

So the Question was agreed to.

5Customs and Excise,—A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation), That the Excise Duties (Surcharges or Rebates) (Hydrocarbon Oils etc.) (Amendment) Order 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 3160), dated 2nd December 2004, a copy of which was laid before this House on 2nd December, be approved—(Mr Jim Murphy):—It was agreed to.

6Adjournment,—Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.—(Mr Jim Murphy.)

And accordingly, the House, having continued to sit till six minutes past Eleven o'clock, adjourned till to-morrow.

[Adjourned at 11.06 p.m.


APPENDIX I

Papers presented or laid upon the Table:

Papers presented by Her Majesty's Command and delivered to the Votes and Proceedings Office on the undermentioned dates during the adjournment pursuant to Standing Order No. 158 (Presentation of command papers):

Thursday 23rd December 2004

1Foreign and Commonwealth Office,—Foreign and Commonwealth Office Minute, dated 23rd December 2004, concerning the gifting of equipment for Palestinian Central Intervention Forces [Mr Secretary Straw].

Friday 7th January 2005

2France (No. 1, 2005),—Agreement, done at Le Touquet on 4th February 2003, between the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Government of the French Republic concerning the carrying of Service Weapons by French Officers on the territory of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, with an Explanatory Memorandum [Cm. 6444] [Mr Secretary Straw].

Papers delivered to the Votes and Proceedings Office on the undermentioned dates during the adjournment pursuant to Standing Order No. 159 (Presentation of statutory instruments):

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

Wednesday 22nd December 2004

3Agriculture,—Products of Animal Origin (Third Country Imports) (England) (No. 4) Regulations 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 3388), dated 21st December 2004, with an Explanatory Memorandum [Secretary Margaret Beckett].

4Environmental Protection,—Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Scheme (Amendment) Regulations 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 3390), dated 21st December 2004, with an Explanatory Memorandum [Secretary Margaret Beckett].

5Family Proceedings,—Family Proceedings (Amendment) Rules 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 3375), dated 20th December 2004, with an Explanatory Memorandum [Mr David Lammy].

6Magistrates' Courts,—Family Proceedings Courts (Children Act 1989) (Amendment) Rules 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 3376), dated 19th December 2004, with an Explanatory Memorandum [Mr David Lammy].

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7National Health Service,—National Health Service (Appointment of Consultants) Amendment Regulations 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 3365), dated 16th December 2004 [Mr Secretary Reid].

8Pensions,—Local Government Pension Scheme (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 3372), dated 17th December 2004, with an Explanatory Memorandum [Mr Secretary Prescott].

9Town and Country Planning,—(1) Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Amendment) (No. 2) (England) Regulations 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 3341); and

(2) Town and Country Planning (General Development Procedure) (Amendment) (England) Order 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 3340),

dated 15th December 2004, with Explanatory Memoranda thereon [Mr Secretary Prescott].

Thursday 23rd December 2004

10Council Tax,—Council Tax and Non-Domestic Rating (Demand Notices) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 3389), dated 21st December 2004, with an Explanatory Memorandum [Mr Secretary Prescott].

11Education,—(1) Education (Independent School Standards) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 3374), dated 20th December 2004;

(2) Education (Provision of Information by Independent Schools) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 3373), dated 20th December 2004;

(3) Financing of Maintained Schools (England) Regulations 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 3130), dated 9th December 2004; and

(4) LEA Budget, Schools Budget and Individual Schools Budget (England) Regulations 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 3131), dated 9th December 2004,

with Explanatory Memoranda thereon [Secretary Ruth Kelly].

12Health and Safety,—Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (Amendment) Regulations 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 3386), dated 20th December 2004, with an Explanatory Memorandum [Mr Secretary Johnson].

13Sea Fisheries,—South-west Territorial Waters (Prohibition of Pair Trawling) Order 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 3397), dated 22nd December 2004, with an Explanatory Memorandum [Secretary Margaret Beckett].

Friday 31st December 2004

14Health Care and Associated Professions,—Postgraduate Medical Education and Training Board (Members—Removal from Office) Rules Order 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 3410), dated 21st December 2004 [Mr Secretary Reid].

15Supreme Court of England and Wales,—(1) Civil Procedure (Amendment No. 4) Rules 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 3419); and

(2) High Court (Distribution of Business) Order 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 3418),

dated 30th December 2004, with Explanatory Memoranda thereon [Mr David Lammy].

Thursday 6th January 2005

16Financial Services and Markets,—Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Gibraltar) (Amendment) Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 1), dated 6th January 2005, with an Explanatory Memorandum [John Healey].

Papers presented or laid upon the Table on Monday 10th January 2005:

Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution:

17Employment and Training,—(1) Draft Industrial Training Levy (Construction Board) Order 2005; and

(2) draft Industrial Training Levy (Engineering Construction Board) Order 2005

[by Act], with Explanatory Memoranda thereon [by Command] [Secretary Ruth Kelly].

18Local Government,—Draft Local Authorities' Plans and Strategies (Disapplication) (England) Order 2005 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Prescott].

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

19Civil Aviation,—Air Navigation (Overseas Territories) (Environmental Standards) Order 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 3337), dated 16th December 2004 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [Mr Secretary Straw].

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20Electricity,—Energy (Amendment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2004 (S.R. (N.I.), 2004, No. 524), dated 22nd December 2004 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Secretary Murphy].

21European Communities,—European Communities (Designation) (No. 7) Order 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 3328), dated 16th December 2004 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Secretary Straw].

22Firearms,—Firearms (Appeals and Applications) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2005 (S.R. (N.I.), 2005, No. 3), dated 3rd January 2005 [by Statutory Instrument] [Mr Secretary Murphy].

23Freedom of Information,—(1) Information Tribunal (Enforcement Appeals) Rules 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 14); and

(2) Information Tribunal (National Security Appeals) Rules 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 13),

dated 7th January 2005 [by Act], with Explanatory Memoranda thereon [by Command] [Mr Christopher Leslie].

24National Health Service,—Retained Organs Commission (Abolition) Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 6), dated 7th January 2005 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Reid].

25Overseas Territories,—Burma (Restrictive Measures) (Overseas Territories) (Amendment) Order 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 3333), dated 16th December 2004 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Secretary Straw].

26Patents,—Patents (Convention Countries) Order 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 3335), dated 16th December 2004 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Ms Secretary Hewitt].

Other Papers:

27Air Force (Constitution),—Amendments to the Queen's Regulations for the Royal Air Force in respect of Retired Pay and Pensions [by Act] [Mr Secretary Hoon].

28National Audit,—Reports by the Comptroller and Auditor General on—

(1) English Partnerships: Regeneration of the Millennium Dome and Associated Land;

(2) Helping those in financial hardship: the running of the Social Fund; and

(3) HM Customs and Excise: Gambling Duties

[by Act]; to be printed [Nos. 178, 179 and 188] [Clerk of the House].

29Public Petitions,—Observations by—

(1) the Secretary of State for Education and Skills on the Petition [1st December] from residents of Stevenage for further consultation on the future of primary education in Stevenage;

(2) the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on the Petition [21st July, in the last Session of Parliament] from supporters of The Causeway Campaign for the inclusion of The Causeway, London SW19, in the jurisdiction of the Wimbledon and Putney Commons Conservators and its continued use as a free parking area; and

(3) the Secretary of State for Transport on the Petition [15th December] from constituents of Rochdale and others for consideration of the implications of the proposed cancellation of the Manchester Metrolink extension

[by Standing Order]; to be printed [Clerk of the House].

30Reserve Forces,—Report under section 54(7) of the Reserve Forces Act 1996 on the making of a call-out order under section 54(1) of that Act [by Act] [Mr Secretary Hoon].

31School Standards and Framework,—Account of Camborne Pool and Redruth Education Action Zone for 2003–04, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 190] [Clerk of the House].

32Social Security Administration,—Account of the National Insurance Fund for 2003–04, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 197] [Clerk of the House].

33Transport,—Government Response to the Sixteenth Report from the Transport Committee, Session 2003–04, on Traffic Law and its Enforcement [by Command] [Cm. 6442] [Mr Secretary Darling].

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Papers withdrawn:

34Employment and Training,—(1) Draft Industrial Training Levy (Construction Board) Order 2005 [laid 16th December]; and

(2) draft Industrial Training Levy (Engineering Construction Board) Order 2005 [laid 21st December].

35Local Government,—Draft Local Authorities' Plans and Strategies (Disapplication) (England) Order 2005 [laid 9th December].

APPENDIX II

Standing Committees

1Serious Organised Crime and Police Bill,—The Committee of Selection has discharged Mr Adrian Bailey and Brian White from Standing Committee D (nominated in respect of the Bill); and nominated in substitution Jane Griffiths and Mr Tony McWalter.

2Northern Ireland (Sentences) Act 1998 (Specified Organisations) Order 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 3009),—The Committee of Selection has discharged Mr David Kidney, Mr Eddie McGrady, Phil Sawford and Joan Walley from the Second Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the Order); and nominated in substitution Mrs Liz Blackman, Seamus Mallon, Gareth Thomas (Clwyd West) and Mr Neil Turner.

APPENDIX III

Reports from Select Committees

1Education and Skills,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Education and Skills Committee [Every Child Matters]; to be printed [No. 40-iv] [Mr Barry Sheerman].

2International Development,—Memorandum laid before the International Development Committee [Migration and Development: How to make migration work for poverty reduction] [Tony Baldry].

3Science and Technology,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Science and Technology Committee [The future of the National Institute for Medical Research]; to be printed [No. 6-iii] [Dr Ian Gibson].


[No. 19.]

Tuesday 11th January 2005.

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

PRAYERS.

1Gambling Bill,—Mr Roger Gale reported from Standing Committee B, That it had gone through the Gambling Bill and made Amendments thereunto.

Bill, as amended in the Standing Committee, to be considered to-morrow; and to be printed [Bill 19].

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

2Second Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,—Mr Martin Caton reported from the Second Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the Northern Ireland (Sentences) Act 1998 (Specified Organisations) Order 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 3009).

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

3Road Safety Bill,—The Road Safety Bill was, according to Order, read a second time.

4Road Safety Bill (Programme),—A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 83A (Programme motions), That the following provisions shall apply to the Road Safety Bill:

Committal

1. The Bill shall be committed to a Standing Committee.

Proceedings in Standing Committee

2. Proceedings in the Standing Committee shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion on Thursday 3rd February 2005.

3. The Standing Committee shall have leave to sit twice on the first day on which it meets.

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Consideration and Third Reading

4. Proceedings on consideration shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion one hour before the moment of interruption on the day on which those proceedings are commenced.

5. Proceedings on Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at the moment of interruption on that day.

Programming Committee

6. Standing Order No. 83B (Programming committees) shall not apply to proceedings on consideration and Third Reading.

Other proceedings

7. Any other proceedings on the Bill (including any proceedings on consideration of Lords Amendments or on any further messages from the Lords) may be programmed—(Mr Tom Watson);

The House divided.

Tellers for the Ayes, Mr Nick Ainger, Mr Vernon Coaker: 330.

Tellers for the Noes, Mr John Randall, Mr Crispin Blunt: 161.

So the Question was agreed to.

5Road Safety Bill [Money],—Her Majesty's Recommendation having been signified to the proposed Motion relating to Road Safety Bill [Money];

A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 52 (Money resolutions and ways and means resolutions in connection with bills), That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the Road Safety Bill, it is expedient to authorise the payment out of money provided by Parliament of—

(1) expenditure incurred by the Secretary of State in consequence of the Act, and

(2) any increase attributable to the Act in the sums payable out of money so provided in consequence of any other Act—(Mr Jim Murphy):—It was agreed to.

6Road Safety Bill [Ways and Means],—A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 52 (Money resolutions and ways and means resolutions in connection with bills), That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the Road Safety Bill, it is expedient to authorise—

(1) the making of provision for financial penalty deposits and provision for imposing fees and charges, and

(2) the making of payments into the Consolidated Fund—(Mr Jim Murphy):—It was agreed to.

7Public Petitions,—A Public Petition from residents of Warden Bay, Leysdown and Bayview and holiday home owners on the Isle of Sheppey for the protection of cliffs from coastal erosion and flooding was presented and read; and ordered to lie upon the Table and to be printed.

8Adjournment,—Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.—(Mr Jim Murphy.)

And accordingly, the House, having continued to sit till twelve minutes to Eight o'clock, adjourned till to-morrow.

[Adjourned at 7.48 p.m.


APPENDIX I

Papers presented or laid upon the Table:

Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution:

1Regulatory Reform,—Draft Regulatory Reform (Prison Officers) (Industrial Action) Order 2005 [by Act], with a Statement by the Home Office [by Act] [Mr Secretary Clarke].

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

2Food,—Charges for Inspections and Controls (Amendment) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 12), dated 8th January 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Secretary Margaret Beckett].

3Gas,—Gas Act 1986 (Exemption) Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 16), dated 10th January 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Ms Secretary Hewitt].

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4Immigration,—(1) Immigration (Procedure for Marriage) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 15), dated 10th January 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command]; and

(2) Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules [by Act]; to be printed [No. 194]

[Mr Secretary Clarke].

5National Health Service,—National Health Service (Travel Expenses and Remission of Charges) Amendment Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 26), dated 11th January 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Secretary Reid].

6Sea Fisheries,—Incidental Catches of Cetaceans in Fisheries (England) Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 17), dated 10th January 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Secretary Margaret Beckett].

Other Papers:

7Crown Agents,—Account of the Crown Agents Holding and Realisation Board for 2003, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 203] [Clerk of the House].

8Health,—Government Response to the Sixth Report from the Health Committee, Session 2003–04, on the Provision of Allergy Services [by Command] [Cm. 6433] [Mr Secretary Reid].

9Public Petitions,—Observations by the Deputy Prime Minister on the Petition [1st December] from residents of North Essex for transfer to local councils of complete responsibility for travellers and their activities [by Standing Order]; to be printed [Clerk of the House].

Papers withdrawn:

10Constitutional Law,—Draft Scotland Act 1998 (Transfer of Functions to the Scottish Ministers etc.) Order 2005 [laid 9th December].

APPENDIX II

Reports from Select Committees

1Constitutional Affairs,—(1) Second Report from the Constitutional Affairs Committee [Work of the Committee in 2004]; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 207];

(2) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee [Family Justice: The operation of the family courts]; to be printed [No. 116-iii]; and

(3) Memorandum laid before the Committee [Family Justice: The operation of the family courts]

[Mr A. J. Beith].

2Environmental Audit,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Environmental Education Sub-Committee of the Environmental Audit Committee [Environmental Education: Follow-up to the Learning the Sustainability Lesson Inquiry]; to be printed [No. 84-iii] [Mr Peter Ainsworth].

3Foreign Affairs,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Foreign Affairs Committee [FCO Human Rights Annual Report 2004]; to be printed [No. 109-ii] [Mr Donald Anderson].

4Home Affairs,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Home Affairs Committee [Terrorism and Community Relations]; to be printed [No. 165-ii] [Mr John Denham].

5Statutory Instruments,—Fourth Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, together with Memoranda laid before the Committee; to be printed [No. 66-iv]; and

(2) First Report from the Select Committee on Statutory Instruments, together with Memoranda laid before the Committee; to be printed [No. 217-i]

[Mr David Tredinnick].

6Trade and Industry,—(1) Fourth Report from the Trade and Industry Committee [The Work of the Committee in 2004]; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 214];

(2) Second Special Report from the Committee [Government Response to the Tenth Report from the Committee, Session 2003–04, on Post Office Urban Network Reinvention Revisited]; to be printed [No. 215]; and

(3) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee [The Competitiveness of the UK Aerospace Industry]; to be printed [No. 151-ii]

[Mr Martin O'Neill].

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[No. 19; WH, No. 8]

Tuesday 11th January 2005.

The House sitting in Westminster Hall

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

Adjournment,—Resolved, That the sitting be now adjourned.—(Mr Nick Ainger.)

And accordingly the sitting was adjourned till to-morrow.

[Adjourned at 4.29 p.m.


[No. 20.]

Wednesday 12th January 2005.

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

PRAYERS.

1European Standing Committee A,—Mr Jonathan Sayeed reported from European Standing Committee A the following Resolution:

That the Committee takes note of European Union Document No. 12200/04, draft Directive on introducing humane trapping standards for certain animal species; and supports the Government's view that the humane trapping standards should be implemented and adopted in the United Kingdom.

Resolution to lie upon the Table.

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

2Criminal Law (Amendment) (Householder Protection) Bill,—Patrick Mercer, supported by David Davis, Mr Frank Field, Mr Roger Gale, Chris Grayling, Mr Dominic Grieve, Mr Mike Hancock, Lady Hermon, Mr Humfrey Malins, Mr Mark Prisk, Mr Hugo Swire and Dr Richard Taylor, presented a Bill to amend section 3 of the Criminal Law Act 1967 in relation to the use of force in the prevention of crime or in the defence of persons or property: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time on Friday 4th February and to be printed [Bill 20].

3Drugs (Sentencing and Commission of Inquiry) Bill,—Mr Nigel Evans, supported by Mr Nigel Jones, Jane Griffiths, Mrs Cheryl Gillan, Kate Hoey, Mrs Angela Browning, Dr Julian Lewis, Bob Spink, Mr Robert Syms, Mr David Amess, Andrew Rosindell and Mr Julian Brazier, presented a Bill to make provision about sentencing for persons guilty of an offence in connection with the supply or an offer to supply Class A drugs; and to establish a commission of inquiry into the effects and classification of cannabis: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time on Friday 25th February and to be printed [Bill 21].

4Health and Safety (Directors' Duties) Bill,—Mr Stephen Hepburn, supported by Vera Baird, Tony Baldry, Mr Nicholas Brown, Mr Michael Clapham, Mr Tony Clarke, Ross Cranston, Mr Frank Dobson, Mrs Joan Humble, Helen Jackson, Mr Michael Meacher and Dr Jenny Tonge, presented a Bill to impose duties upon company directors in relation to health and safety; to give powers to the Health and Safety Commission to issue and approve codes of practice in connection with the performance of those duties; to require large companies to appoint a director as health and safety information director; and for connected purposes: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time on Friday 4th March and to be printed [Bill 22].

5Smoking in Public Places (Wales) Bill,—Julie Morgan, supported by Mr Kevin Barron, Paul Flynn, Dr Ian Gibson, Mr Win Griffiths, Mr David Hinchliffe, Dr Doug Naysmith, David Taylor, Mrs Betty Williams, Hywel Williams, Mr Roger Williams and Sir George Young, presented a Bill to enable the National Assembly for Wales to prohibit or restrict the smoking of tobacco products by any person in a public place in Wales; to enable functions to be transferred to the National Assembly for Wales in that connection; and for connected purposes: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time on Friday 18th March and to be printed [Bill 23].

6Stamp Duty (Lower Rate for Energy Efficiency Measures) Bill,—Mr Kevin Barron, supported by Mr Peter Ainsworth, Mr Richard Allan, Mr David Amess, Mr John Battle, Mr A. J. Beith, Sir Sydney Chapman, Mr David Chaytor, Mr David Drew, Mr Neil Gerrard, Mr Martin O'Neill and Brian White, presented a Bill to make provision for a lower rate of stamp duty land tax to be charged on residential properties where energy efficiency measures are undertaken by or on behalf of the purchaser: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time on Friday 8th April and to be printed [Bill 24].

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7Mobile Telephones (Re-programming) Bill,—Mr Kevan Jones, supported by Ms Dari Taylor, Mark Tami, Mr Liam Byrne, Iain Wright, Jon Cruddas, Helen Jones, Ann McKechin, Mr George Howarth, Mrs Joan Humble, Mr Stephen Pound and Mr Frank Roy, presented a Bill to amend the Mobile Telephones (Re-programming) Act 2002: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time on Friday 15th April and to be printed [Bill 25].

8Sexual Offences Act 2003 (Amendment) Bill,—Sir Paul Beresford, supported by Vera Baird, Mr Dominic Grieve, Mr Humfrey Malins, Mr John Randall, John Cryer and Mr Neil Gerrard, presented a Bill to amend the Sexual Offences Act 2003 to give the police powers to enter specified premises in order to ascertain whether a person subject to the notification requirements of Part 2 of that Act is residing at or staying on those premises and to search those premises for information relevant to section 67 of the Criminal Justice and Court Services Act 2000, and to create offences in connection with the exercise of those powers: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time on Friday 4th March and to be printed [Bill 26].

9Renewable Heat Bill,—Mr Michael Weir, supported by Hywel Williams, Annabelle Ewing, Pete Wishart, Mr Andrew Stunell, Norman Baker, Paddy Tipping, Mr David Chaytor, Brian White, Mr Peter Ainsworth and Mr Simon Thomas, presented a Bill to make provision to increase the proportion of heating fuel derived from renewable sources; and for connected purposes: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time on Friday 4th February and to be printed [Bill 27].

10Employment Tribunals (Representation and Assistance in Discrimination Proceedings) Bill,—Mr Marsha Singh, supported by Peter Bottomley, Mr Michael Clapham, Mrs Ann Cryer, Mr John Grogan, Mr Fabian Hamilton, Mr Mike Hancock, Mr Eric Illsley, Alice Mahon, Mr Terry Rooney, Brian White and Mrs Betty Williams, presented a Bill to make provision about representation of and assistance to complainants in discrimination proceedings before employment tribunals and the Employment Appeal Tribunal; to establish and confer functions upon the Tribunal Representation and Assistance Board; and for connected purposes: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time on Friday 18th March and to be printed [Bill 28].

11Trespassers on Land (Liability for Damage and Eviction) Bill,—Mr Gerald Howarth, supported by Mr Philip Hammond, Dr Julian Lewis, Mr Mark Todd, Mr Crispin Blunt, Mr Nick Hawkins, Mr Graham Allen, Mr Humfrey Malins, Mr James Arbuthnot and Sir George Young, presented a Bill to make a person liable for damage caused to land, or property on that land, on which he is trespassing with the purpose of residing there; to amend the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 in respect of the removal of trespassers from land, the seizure of property of trespassers and payments to occupiers of land in respect of damages arising from trespass; to establish a register of persons whose identity has been given to a constable after the giving of a direction under Part 5 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994; and for connected purposes: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time on Friday 8th April and to be printed [Bill 29].

12Telecommunications Masts (Planning Control) Bill,—Mr Andrew Stunell, supported by Mr Richard Spring, Derek Wyatt, Mr Phil Willis, Mr Gary Streeter, Brian White, Annette Brooke, Mr John Bercow, Mr Paul Truswell, Mrs Patsy Calton, Mr Mark Oaten and Mr Paul Burstow, presented a Bill to amend the law relating to planning in connection with telecommunications masts and associated apparatus; to amend the electronic communications code in connection with telecommunications masts and associated apparatus and make further provision about that code; and for connected purposes: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time on Friday 18th March and to be printed [Bill 30].

13Armed Forces (Parliamentary Approval for Participation in Armed Conflict) Bill,—Mr Neil Gerrard, supported by Tony Wright, Mr William Hague, Sir Menzies Campbell, Mr Alex Salmond, Mr Simon Thomas, Andrew Bennett, Mr Gordon Prentice, Mr Douglas Hogg, Mr Richard Allan, Mr Kelvin Hopkins and Brian White, presented a Bill to require parliamentary approval for the participation of Her Majesty's armed forces in armed conflict and for a declaration of war; and for connected purposes: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time on Friday 4th March and to be printed [Bill 31].

14Human Tissue Act 2004 (Amendment) Bill,—Mr Stephen Pound, supported by Dr Evan Harris, David Cairns, Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody, Mr Kelvin Hopkins, Mrs Patsy Calton, Mr Tam Dalyell, Chris Bryant, Lembit O­pik, Jane Griffiths, Siobhain McDonagh and Mr Andrew Dismore, presented a Bill to amend the Human Tissue Act 2004 in relation to the removal of organs for the purpose of transplantation from adults who have died: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time on Friday 22nd April and to be printed [Bill 32].

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15Council Tax Benefit (Entitlement Information) Bill,—Tony Baldry, supported by Hugh Bayley, Dr Hywel Francis, Mr John Burnett, Dr Evan Harris, Mr Robert Jackson and Mr John Bercow, presented a Bill to require billing authorities and local authorities to contact pensioners who may be entitled to council tax benefit: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time on Friday 4th February and to be printed [Bill 33].

16Humber Bridge Bill,—Mr Ian Cawsey, supported by Shona McIsaac, Mr Austin Mitchell, Mr Greg Knight, David Davis, Mr Kevin McNamara, Mr James Cran, Mr Edward Leigh, Mr John Grogan, Mr Kevin Hughes, Mr Phil Willis and Kevin Brennan, presented a Bill to amend the Humber Bridge Acts 1959 to 1973; to require the Secretary of State to review the exercise of his power under the Humber Bridge (Debts) Act 1996; and for connected purposes: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time on Friday 15th April and to be printed [Bill 34].

17Local Services and Facilities Bill,—Mr Roger Williams, supported by Andrew George, Sue Doughty, Mr Simon Thomas, Mr David Drew, Mr Don Foster, Alan Simpson, Dr Ian Gibson, Mr Huw Edwards, Jim Dowd, Mr David Chaytor and Matthew Green, presented a Bill to require public authorities to undertake a social and environmental impact assessment and to consult persons or bodies affected before closing premises that provide services or ceasing to provide services from particular premises; to amend the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 in relation to material changes in use affecting services to or amenities for the public; to confer powers on local authorities in connection with the proposed closure of leisure and sports facilities; to make provision about local food strategies; to make provision in connection with the delivery of beer to public houses from local breweries; and for connected purposes: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time on Friday 25th February and to be printed [Bill 35].

18Succession to the Crown (No. 2) Bill,—Ann Taylor, supported by Joyce Quin, Paddy Tipping, Sandra Osborne, Mr Mike Hall, Mr Gwyn Prosser, Ms Candy Atherton, Tony Wright, Mr Khalid Mahmood, Mrs Betty Williams, Kali Mountford and Judy Mallaber, presented a Bill to make provision about succession to the Crown and about Royal marriages: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time on Friday 4th March and to be printed [Bill 36].

19School Meals and Nutrition Bill,—Geraint Davies, supported by Ms Debra Shipley, Ms Karen Buck, Julia Drown, Dr Howard Stoate, Harry Cohen, Ms Oona King, Siobhain McDonagh, Mrs Janet Dean, John Austin and Julie Morgan, presented a Bill to make further provision about nutritional standards, and other nutritional requirements, for school meals; to regulate food vending machines in schools; to provide for restrictions on the whereabouts of pupils during school hours for the purpose of controlling the supply of food to them; to require the inclusion of information about nutritional standards of food in schools in reports of school inspections; and for connected purposes: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time on Friday 25th February and to be printed [Bill 37].

20Estate Agents (Independent Redress Scheme) Bill,—Mr Alan Williams, supported by Mr Clive Betts, Andrew Bennett, Mr Adrian Sanders, Mr Kevin McNamara, Mr David Clelland, John Barrett, Mr Jon Owen Jones and Claire Ward, presented a Bill to amend the Estate Agents Act 1979 to make provision for independent consumer redress in connection with the sale and purchase of residential property: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time on Friday 4th March and to be printed [Bill 38].

21Right of Reply and Press Standards Bill,—Peter Bradley, supported by Mr Clive Soley, Ann Clwyd, Tony Wright, Angela Eagle, Tony Worthington, Sir Sydney Chapman, Mr Paul Tyler, Mr Robert Walter, Martin Linton, Dr Alan Whitehead and Mr Sio¤n Simon, presented a Bill to give persons a right of reply to correct factual inaccuracies in the press in specified circumstances; to establish and confer functions upon the Press Standards Board and the Press Standards Adjudicator; to create an offence in connection with non-compliance with an enforcement notice served by the Press Standards Board; and for connected purposes: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time on Friday 25th February and to be printed [Bill 39].

22Child Benefit Bill,—The Child Benefit Bill was, according to Order, read a second time.

23Child Benefit Bill (Programme),—A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 83A (Programme motions), That the following provisions shall apply to the Child Benefit Bill:

Committal

1. The Bill shall be committed to a Standing Committee.

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Proceedings in Standing Committee

2. Proceedings in the Standing Committee shall be brought to a conclusion on Thursday 20th January 2005.

3. The Standing Committee shall have leave to sit twice on that day.

Consideration and Third Reading

4. Proceedings on consideration (so far as not previously concluded) shall be brought to a conclusion two and a half hours after their commencement.

5. Proceedings on Third Reading (so far as not previously concluded) shall be brought to a conclusion half an hour after their commencement.

Programming Committee

6. Standing Order No. 83B (Programming committees) shall not apply to proceedings on consideration and Third Reading.

Other proceedings

7. Any other proceedings on the Bill (including any proceedings on consideration of Lords Amendments or on any further messages from the Lords) may be programmed—(Margaret Moran);

The House divided.

Tellers for the Ayes, Jim Fitzpatrick, Margaret Moran: 312.

Tellers for the Noes, Gregory Barker, Mr Mark Prisk: 183.

So the Question was agreed to.

24Child Benefit Bill [Money],—Her Majesty's Recommendation having been signified to the proposed Motion relating to Child Benefit Bill [Money];

A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 52 (Money resolutions and ways and means resolutions in connection with bills), That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the Child Benefit Bill, it is expedient to authorise the payment out of money provided by Parliament of any increase attributable to the Act in the sums which under any other Act are payable out of money so provided—(Jim Fitzpatrick):—It was agreed to.

25Public Petitions,—Public Petitions from—

(1) residents of Caersws, Llanwnog and the surrounding area for the removal of the radio mast in Manthrig Lane, Caersws, Powys; and

(2) Mr and Mrs Cribbs and others against the proposed closure of public halls in the Borough of Castle Point, Essex

were presented and read; and ordered to lie upon the Table and to be printed.

26Adjournment,—A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That this House do now adjourn—(Mr Jim Murphy);

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

27Adjournment,—Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.—(Mr Tom Watson.)

And accordingly, the House, having continued to sit till twenty-nine minutes past Seven o'clock, adjourned till to-morrow.

[Adjourned at 7.29 p.m.


APPENDIX I

Papers presented or laid upon the Table:

Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution:

1Companies,—Draft Companies Act 1985 (Operating and Financial Review and Directors' Report etc.) Regulations 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Ms Secretary Hewitt].

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

2Competition,—Supply of Extended Warranties on Domestic Electrical Goods Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 37), dated 11th January 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Ms Secretary Hewitt].

3National Health Service,—National Health Service (General Medical Services Contracts) (Personal Medical Services Agreements) and (Pharmaceutical Services) (Amendment) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 28), dated 11th January 2005 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Reid].

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4Social Security,—Social Security (Incapacity Benefit Work-focused Interviews) Amendment Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 3), dated 5th January 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Secretary Johnson].

Other Papers:

5Bolivia (No. 1, 2005),—Agreement, done at La Paz on 13th and 17th September 2004, between the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Government of the Republic of Bolivia concerning Development Assistance and the Status of the United Kingdom Department for International Development in the Republic of Bolivia, with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Cm. 6445] [Mr Secretary Straw].

6Government Resources and Accounts,—Report and Accounts of the Warship Support Agency for 2003–04, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 192] [Mr Secretary Hoon].

7Police,—Code of Practice on the National Intelligence Model [by Act] [Mr Secretary Clarke].

8School Standards and Framework,—Account of the Wakefield Education Action Zone for 2003–04, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 196] [Clerk of the House].

APPENDIX II

European Standing Committees

1European Union Document No. 9050/04, relating to the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work, has been referred to European Standing Committee B.

2European Union Document No. 14549/04, relating to the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF), has been referred to European Standing Committee B, together with European Union Documents Nos. 11890/04 and 11981/04 and Addenda 1 and 2, relating to the fight against fraud, already referred to the Committee on 13th October 2004.

3European Union Document No. 6174/04 and Addendum 1, relating to an internal market for services, has been referred to European Standing Committee C.

APPENDIX III

Reports from Select Committees

1Defence,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Defence Committee [Future Capabilities]; to be printed [No. 45-ii] [Bruce George].

2Defence, Foreign Affairs, International Development and Trade and Industry,—Part of Minutes of Evidence taken before the Defence, Foreign Affairs, International Development and Trade and Industry Committees [Strategic Export Controls]; to be printed [No. 145-ii] [Mr Roger Berry].

3Draft Mental Health Bill,—(1) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Joint Committee on the Draft Mental Health Bill; to be printed [No. 95-vii and -ix]; and

(2) Memoranda laid before the Committee; to be printed [No. 95-viii]

[Mr George Howarth].

4Education and Skills,—(1) Second Special Report from the Education and Skills Committee [Government and Ofsted's Response to the Sixth Report from the Committee, Session 2003–04, on The Work of Ofsted]; to be printed [No. 206]; and

(2) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee [UK e-University]; to be printed [No. 205-i]

[Mr Barry Sheerman].

5Environment, Food and Rural Affairs,—(1) Third Special Report from the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee [Government's Reply to the Seventeenth Report from the Committee, Session 2003–04, on Agriculture and EU Enlargement]; to be printed [No. 221]; and

(2) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee [Climate Change: Looking Forward]; to be printed [No. 130-ii]

[Mr Michael Jack].

6Environmental Audit,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Environmental Audit Committee [The International Challenge of Climate Change: UK leadership in the G8 and EU]; to be printed [No. 105-iv] [Mr Peter Ainsworth].

7European Scrutiny,—(1) Third Report from the European Scrutiny Committee; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 38-iii]; and

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(2) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee [The EU's constitutional treaty]; to be printed [No. 132-ii]

[Mr Jimmy Hood].

8Human Rights,—Fourth Report from the Joint Committee on Human Rights [Scrutiny: First Progress Report], together with Appendices; to be printed, together with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 224] [Jean Corston].

9Public Accounts,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee of Public Accounts [Managing National Lottery Distribution Fund balances]; to be printed [No. 223-i] [Mr Edward Leigh].

10Public Administration,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Select Committee on Public Administration [Government by Inquiry]; to be printed [No. 51-iii] [Tony Wright].

11Science and Technology,—(1) Second Report from the Science and Technology Committee [Annual Report 2004]; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 199]; and

(2) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee [Forensic Science]; to be printed [No. 96-ii]

[Dr Ian Gibson].

12Transport,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Transport Committee [Road Pricing]; to be printed [No. 218-i] [Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody].

13Treasury,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Sub-Committee of the Treasury Committee [Excise Duty Fraud]; to be printed [No. 126-ii] [Mr John McFall].

14Welsh Affairs,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Welsh Affairs Committee [Police Service, Crime and Anti-Social Behaviour in Wales]; to be printed [No. 46-iv] [Mr Martyn Jones].

15Work and Pensions,—First Report from the Work and Pensions Committee [The Committee's Work in 2004], to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 133] [Sir Archy Kirkwood].


[No. 20; WH, No. 9]

Wednesday 12th January 2005.

The House sitting in Westminster Hall

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

Adjournment,—Resolved, That the sitting be now adjourned.—(James Purnell.)

And accordingly the sitting was adjourned till to-morrow.

[Adjourned at 4.29 p.m.


[No. 21.]

Thursday 13th January 2005.

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

PRAYERS.

1European Standing Committee C,—Mr David Chidgey reported from European Standing Committee C the following Resolution:

That the Committee takes note of European Union Document No. 9675/04 and Addenda 1 and 2, Commission Communication on an update to the eEurope 2005 Action Plan; welcomes the actions proposed by the Commission as a follow-up to the mid-term review of the Plan; and supports the Government's objective, during its Presidency of the EU, of ensuring that the 2006–2010 Action Plan contributes positively to the enhanced deployment of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in business and in the public sector, thereby contributing to the goals of the Lisbon Agenda.

Resolution to lie upon the Table.

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

2Prisons,—A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation), That the Northern Ireland (Sentences) Act 1998 (Specified Organisations) Order 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 3009), dated 14th November 2004, a copy of which was laid before this House on 17th November, in the last Session of Parliament, be approved—(Margaret Moran):—It was agreed to.

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3Consumer Credit Bill,—The Consumer Credit Bill was, according to Order, read a second time.

4Consumer Credit Bill (Programme),—A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 83A (Programme motions), That the following provisions shall apply to the Consumer Credit Bill:

Committal

1. The Bill shall be committed to a Standing Committee.

Proceedings in Standing Committee

2. Proceedings in the Standing Committee shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion on Thursday 3rd February 2005.

3. The Standing Committee shall have leave to sit twice on the first day on which it meets.

Consideration and Third Reading

4. Proceedings on consideration shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion one hour before the moment of interruption on the day on which those proceedings are commenced.

5. Proceedings on Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at the moment of interruption on that day.

Programming Committee

6. Standing Order No. 83B (Programming committees) shall not apply to proceedings on consideration and Third Reading.

Programming of proceedings

7. Any other proceedings on the Bill (including any proceedings on consideration of Lords Amendments or on any further messages from the Lords) may be programmed—(Mr Gerry Sutcliffe);

The House divided.

Tellers for the Ayes, Joan Ryan, James Purnell: 273.

Tellers for the Noes, Mr Mark Prisk, Gregory Barker: 83.

So the Question was agreed to.

5Consumer Credit Bill [Money],—Her Majesty's Recommendation having been signified to the proposed Motion relating to Consumer Credit Bill [Money];

A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 52 (Money resolutions and ways and means resolutions in connection with bills), That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the Consumer Credit Bill, it is expedient to authorise the payment out of money provided by Parliament of—

(1) any expenditure incurred by a Minister of the Crown or the Office of Fair Trading by virtue of the Act, and

(2) any increase attributable to the Act in the sums payable out of money so provided by virtue of any other Act—(Mr Tom Watson):—It was agreed to.

6Consumer Credit Bill [Ways and Means],—A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 52 (Money resolutions and ways and means resolutions in connection with bills), That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the Consumer Credit Bill, it is expedient to authorise—

(1) the imposition of charges on persons who hold licences under the Consumer Credit Act 1974 or who apply or have applied for the issue or renewal of such licences, and

(2) the payment of sums into the Consolidated Fund—(Mr Tom Watson):—It was agreed to.

7Adjournment,—Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.—(Mr Tom Watson.)

And accordingly, the House, having continued to sit till twenty-one minutes to Seven o'clock, adjourned till Monday 17th January.

[Adjourned at 6.39 p.m.


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APPENDIX I

Papers presented or laid upon the Table:

Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution:

1Extradition,—Draft Extradition Act 2003 (Amendment to Designations) Order 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Secretary Clarke].

2Pensions,—Draft Pensions Appeal Tribunals (Armed Forces and Reserve Forces Compensation Scheme) (Rights of Appeal) Regulations 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Secretary Hoon].

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

3Charities,—Draft Charities (National Trust) Order 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Secretary Clarke].

4Licences and Licensing,—(1) Licensing Act 2003 (Hearings) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 44);

(2) Licensing Act 2003 (Licensing authority's register) (other information) Regulations 2005 (S.I. 2005, No. 43);

(3) Licensing Act 2003 (Personal licences) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 41);

(4) Licensing Act 2003 (Premises licences and club premises certificates) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 42); and

(5) Licensing Act 2003 (Transitional provisions) Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 40),

dated 12th January 2005 [by Act], with Explanatory Memoranda thereon [by Command] [Secretary Tessa Jowell].

Other Papers:

5Development of Tourism,—Report of the England Marketing Advisory Board for 2003–04 [by Act] [Secretary Tessa Jowell].

6Northern Ireland,—Account of the Northern Ireland Social Security Agency Social Fund for 2000–01, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General for Northern Ireland [by Statutory Instrument]; to be printed [No. 201] [Mr Secretary Murphy].

7Nursing and Midwifery,—Accounts of the Nursing and Midwifery Council for 2003–04, with the Certificate of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Statutory Instrument] [Mr David Lammy].

APPENDIX II

Standing Committees

1Road Safety Bill:

(1) The Speaker has allocated the Bill to Standing Committee A and has appointed Mr Peter Pike and Mr Kevin Hughes Chairmen; and

(2) the Committee of Selection has nominated nineteen Members to serve on the Committee: Charlotte Atkins, Mr Liam Byrne, Mr Christopher Chope, Mr Wayne David, Mrs Louise Ellman, Mr Mark Fisher, Mr Adrian Flook, Mr David Heyes, Mr David Jamieson, Mr David Kidney, Mr Greg Knight, Mr Khalid Mahmood, Gillian Merron, Mr Andy Reed, Mr Andrew Rosindell, Mr Paul Stinchcombe, John Thurso, Mr David Wilshire and Richard Younger-Ross.

2Identity Cards Bill (Programming Sub-Committee),—The Speaker has appointed Mr Richard Allan, Mr Desmond Brown, Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, Mr Humfrey Malins, Kali Mountford, Mr Gwyn Prosser and Joan Ryan members of the Programming Sub-Committee of Standing Committee B in respect of the Bill.

3Identity Cards Bill:

(1) The Speaker has allocated the Bill to Standing Committee B and has appointed Mr Jimmy Hood and Mr Derek Conway Chairmen; and

(2) the Committee of Selection has nominated twenty Members to serve on the Committee: Mr Richard Allan, Mr Desmond Browne, Mr Alistair Carmichael, Roger Casale, Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, Mr David Curry, Kate Hoey, Mr Jon Owen Jones, Mr Stephen McCabe, Mr Humfrey Malins, Patrick Mercer, Chris Mole, Kali Mountford, Mr Gwyn Prosser, John Robertson, Christine Russell, Joan Ryan, Mr Martin Salter, Mr John Taylor and Mr Bill Tynan.

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4Child Benefit Bill (Programming Sub-Committee),—The Speaker has appointed Tony Cunningham, Mr Mark Francois, Mr Ivan Henderson, Mr David Laws, Dawn Primarolo, James Purnell and Mr David Ruffley members of the Programming Sub-Committee of Standing Committee F in respect of the Bill.

5Child Benefit Bill:

(1) The Speaker has allocated the Bill to Standing Committee F and has appointed Miss Anne Begg Chairman; and

(2) the Committee of Selection has nominated sixteen Members to serve on the Committee: Mr Richard Bacon, Mr John Burnett, Tony Cunningham, Mr Parmjit Dhanda, Mr Mark Francois, Mr Ivan Henderson, Mr Brian Jenkins, Mr David Laws, Judy Mallaber, Rob Marris, Mr Stephen Pound, Dawn Primarolo, James Purnell, Mr David Ruffley, Mr Andrew Tyrie and Mr Anthony D. Wright.

6Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Bill (Programming Sub-Committee),—The Speaker has appointed Mr Nick Ainger, Peter Bradley, Sue Doughty, Miss Anne McIntosh, Alun Michael, Mr David Ruffley and Mr Neil Turner members of the Programming Sub-Committee of Standing Committee G in respect of the Bill.

7Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Bill:

(1) The Speaker has allocated the Bill to Standing Committee G and has appointed Mr David Taylor and Mr Eric Forth Chairmen; and

(2) the Committee of Selection has nominated seventeen Members to serve on the Committee: Mr Nick Ainger, Peter Bradley, Sue Doughty, Mr David Drew, Mr Nigel Evans, Barbara Follett, Matthew Green, Patrick Hall, Siobhain McDonagh, Miss Anne McIntosh, Alun Michael, Mr Elliot Morley, Mr David Ruffley, Mr Mark Simmonds, Paddy Tipping, Mr Neil Turner and Iain Wright.

8Motion in respect of the Electoral Commission in the name of Mr Peter Hain:

(1) The Speaker has allocated the Motion to the First Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation and has appointed Mrs Irene Adams Chairman; and

(2) the Committee of Selection has nominated sixteen Members to serve on the Committee: Mr Nick Ainger, John Austin, Tony Baldry, Mr Kevin Barron, John Cryer, Mr Stephen Dorrell, Mrs Lorna Fitzsimons, Mr Neil Gerrard, Ms Sally Keeble, Mr Piara S. Khabra, Martin Linton, Mr Mark Prisk, Mr Andrew Stunell, Mr Robert Syms, Mr Paul Tyler and Mr Phil Woolas.

9Draft Local Authorities' Plans and Strategies (Disapplication) (England) Order 2005:

(1) The Speaker has allocated the draft Order to the Second Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation and has appointed Janet Anderson Chairman; and

(2) the Committee of Selection has nominated sixteen Members to serve on the Committee: Mr Harold Best, Colin Burgon, Jeremy Corbyn, Mr Edward Davey, Linda Gilroy, Matthew Green, Mr John Gummer, Phil Hope, Lynne Jones, Mr Eric Pickles, Bridget Prentice, Mr Mark Prisk, Joan Ruddock, Mr Malcolm Savidge, Mr Marsha Singh and Mr Ian Taylor.

10Draft Representation of the People (Variation of Limits of Candidates' Election Expenses) (City of London) Order 2005:

(1) The Speaker has allocated the draft Order to the Third Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation and has appointed Mrs Irene Adams Chairman; and

(2) the Committee of Selection has nominated sixteen Members to serve on the Committee: Mr Keith Bradley, Mr Nicholas Brown, Julia Drown, Mr Bill Etherington, Mr Mark Field, Linda Gilroy, Phil Hope, Simon Hughes, Mr David Marshall, Mr Richard Page, Mr Mark Prisk, Mrs Gillian Shephard, Ms Debra Shipley, Llew Smith, Mr Paul Tyler and Mr Tom Watson.

11Value Added Tax (Food) Order 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 3343):

(1) The Speaker has allocated the Order to the Fourth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation and has appointed Mr Nigel Beard Chairman; and

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(2) the Committee of Selection has nominated sixteen Members to serve on the Committee: Mr Harold Best, Mr John Burnett, Mr Frank Dobson, Jim Fitzpatrick, Mr Nick Gibb, Mr Ivan Henderson, Glenda Jackson, Mr Peter Kilfoyle, Mr David Laws, Dawn Primarolo, Joyce Quin, Mr David Ruffley, Mr Brian Sedgemore, Bob Spink, Mr Richard Spring and Mr Paul Truswell.

Grand Committees

12The Speaker has appointed Mr Eric Illsley Chairman of the Northern Ireland Grand Committee in respect of its meeting on 20th January.

APPENDIX III

Reports from Select Committees

1Foreign Affairs,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Foreign Affairs Committee [Western Balkans]; to be printed [No. 87-ii] [Mr Donald Anderson].

2Health,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Health Committee [The Influence of the Pharmaceutical Industry]; to be printed [No. 42-iv] [Mr John Austin].

3Northern Ireland,—(1) First Special Report from the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee [Government's Response to the Sixth Report from the Committee, Session 2003–04, on Social Housing Provision in Northern Ireland]; to be printed [No. 225] [Mr Michael Mates]; and

(2) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Sub-Committee of the Committee on 12th January [Air Transport Services in Northern Ireland]; to be printed [No. 53-v] [Mr Tony Clarke].

4Public Administration,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Select Committee on Public Administration [Choice, Voice and Public Services]; to be printed [No. 49-ii] [Tony Wright].

5Welsh Affairs,—Memorandum laid before the Welsh Affairs Committee [Transcript of hearings held on 13th January by the Local Government and Public Services Committee, National Assembly for Wales enlarged by the Welsh Affairs Committee on the Public Services Ombudsman (Wales) Bill [Lords]] [Mr Martyn Jones].


[No. 21; WH, No. 10]

Thursday 13th January 2005.

The House sitting in Westminster Hall

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

Adjournment (Environmental Crime—Sixth and Ninth Reports from the Environmental Audit Committee, Session 2003–04, and the Government Responses thereto),—Resolved, That the sitting be now adjourned.—(Jim Fitzpatrick.)

And accordingly the sitting was adjourned till Tuesday 18th January.

[Adjourned at 5.29 p.m.



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