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[No. 49.]

Monday 7th March 2005.

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

PRAYERS.

1First Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,—David Taylor reported from the First Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the draft Town and Country Planning (Fees for Applications and Deemed Applications) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2005.

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

2Second Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,—Mr Peter Pike reported from the Second Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the draft Child Benefit and Guardian's Allowance Up-Rating Order 2005, the draft Child Benefit and Guardian's Allowance Up-Rating (Northern Ireland) Order 2005 and the draft Tax Credits Up-Rating Regulations 2005.

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

3Third Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,—Derek Conway reported from the Third Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the draft Public Audit (Wales) Act 2004 (Relaxation of Restriction on Disclosure) Order 2005.

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

4Fourth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,—Mr Eric Forth reported from the Fourth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the draft Immigration (Application Fees) Order 2005.

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

5Sixteenth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,—Frank Cook reported from the Sixteenth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the draft Higher Education (Northern Ireland) Order 2005.

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

6Income Tax (Trading and Other Income) Bill,—The Order of the day being read, for the House to resolve itself into a Committee on the Income Tax (Trading and Other Income) Bill;

A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 60 (Tax law rewrite bills), That the Committee of the whole House be discharged from considering the Bill—(Mr John Heppell):—It was agreed to.

The Bill was read the third time, and passed.

7Estimates,—A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 145 (Liaison Committee), That this House agrees with the Report [4th March] of the Liaison Committee—(Mr Tom Watson):—It was agreed to.

8Future European Union Finances,—A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That this House takes note of European Union Documents No. 11607/04, Commission Communication: Financial Perspectives 2007–13, No. 11741/1/04, draft Decision on the system of the European Communities' own resources and draft Regulation on the implementing measures for the correction of imbalances, No. 11745/04, draft for renewal of the Inter-Institutional Agreement on budgetary discipline and improvement of the budgetary procedure, and No. 11752/04, Commission Report: Financing the European Union—operation of the own resources system; supports the Government's efforts to refocus the European Community budget towards the Union's key priorities in line with the principles of subsidiarity and European Union value added and stabilise the budget at no more than 1 per cent. of European Union Gross National Income; shares the Government's concern over proposals for new flexibility instruments; opposes the Commission's proposals for a Generalised Correction Mechanism; and in particular supports the Government's view that the Commission's overall proposals are unrealistic and unacceptable—(Mr Stephen Timms);

An Amendment ((a)) was proposed to the Question, in line 8, to leave out from the word ‘system' to the end of the Question and add the words ‘and reaffirms the need to continue EU structural funding', instead thereof.—(Adam Price.)

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

The House divided.

Tellers for the Ayes, Angus Robertson, Mr Simon Thomas: 2.

Tellers for the Noes, Mr Tom Watson, Jim Fitzpatrick: 360.

So the Question was negatived.

And the Main Question being put;

Resolved, That this House takes note of European Union Documents No. 11607/04, Commission Communication: Financial Perspectives 2007–13, No. 11741/1/04, draft Decision on the system of the European Communities' own resources and draft Regulation on the implementing measures for the correction of imbalances, No. 11745/04, draft for renewal of the Inter-Institutional Agreement on budgetary discipline and improvement of the budgetary procedure, and No. 11752/04, Commission Report: Financing the European Union—operation of the own resources system; supports the Government's efforts to refocus the European Community budget towards the Union's key priorities in line with the principles of subsidiarity and European Union value added and stabilise the budget at no more than 1 per cent. of European Union Gross National Income; shares the Government's concern over proposals for new flexibility instruments; opposes the Commission's proposals for a Generalised Correction Mechanism; and in particular supports the Government's view that the Commission's overall proposals are unrealistic and unacceptable.

9House of Commons Members' Fund (Discretionary Payments),—Resolved, That, pursuant to section 4(4) of the House of Commons Members' Fund Act 1948 and section 1(4) of the House of Commons Members' Fund Act 1957, in the year commencing 1st October 2004 there be appropriated for the purposes of section 4 of the House of Commons Members' Fund Act 1948:

(1) The whole of the sums deducted or set aside in that year under section 1(3) of the House of Commons Members' Fund Act 1939 from the salaries of Members of the House of Commons; and

(2) The whole of the Treasury contribution to the Fund in that year.—(Dr Howard Stoate.)

10House of Commons Members' Fund (Uprating of Benefits),—Resolved, That, pursuant to section 3 of the House of Commons Members' Fund Act 1948 and section 2 of the House of Commons Members' Fund and Parliamentary Pensions Act 1981 (‘the 1981 Act'), the amounts which may be or are to be paid out of the House of Commons Members' Fund specified in the First Schedule to the House of Commons Members' Fund Act 1939 (‘the 1939 Act') and in section 2 of the 1981 Act respectively, shall be increased as follows:

(1) in paragraph 1 of Schedule 1 to the 1939 Act, as amended (limits on discretionary payments to former Members of the House of Commons):

the amount of £4,574.35 shall be substituted for £3,554;

the amount of £8,444.66 shall be substituted for £6,561;

the amount of £8,806.34 shall be substituted for £6,842; and

the amount of £12,676.65 shall be substituted for £9,849.

(2) in paragraphs 2 and 2A of that Schedule, as amended (limits on discretionary payments to the widows and widowers of former Members of the House of Commons):

the amount of £2,858.65 shall be substituted for £2,221;

the amount of £6,728.96 shall be substituted for £5,228;

the amount of £5,504.93 shall be substituted for £4,277; and

the amount of £9,375.24 shall be substituted for £7,284.

(3) paragraphs (1) and (2) shall have effect from the date of this Resolution.

(4) with effect from the dates there specified, the amounts set out in the attached Schedule shall be substituted for the amounts mentioned in section 2(1) of the 1981 Act, as amended (payments to eligible former Members of the House of Commons who have not been Members since 15th October 1964 or to their widows or widowers).

(5) on each 1st April, from 2005 onwards, the amounts of the limits applicable to payments under section 1 of the 1939 Act and of the payments specified in section 2 of the 1981 Act shall be increased by the relevant percentage and the amounts in the said sections 1 and 2 shall be replaced accordingly.

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(6) the relevant percentage to be applied each April is the percentage change over 12 months in the retail price index as at the previous September.

The Schedule
Effective date Former Member's rate Widow's/Widower's rate
1st April 1995 £2,116.00 £1,323.00
1st April 1996 £2,198.64 £1,374.60
1st April 1997 £2,244.84 £1,403.52
1st April 1998 £2,325.72 £1,454.16
1st April 1999 £2,400.12 £1,500.60
1st April 2000 £2,426.52 £1,517.16
1st April 2001 £2,506.56 £1,567.20
1st April 2002 £2,549.28 £1,593.84
1st April 2003 £2,592.62 £1,620.94
1st April 2004 £2,665.21 £1,666.32

—(Dr Howard Stoate.)

11Social Security,—A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation), That the draft Social Security (Intensive Activity Period 50 to 59 Pilot) Regulations 2005, which were laid before this House on 2nd February, be approved—(Paul Clark):—It was agreed to.

12Social Security,—A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation), That the draft Social Security (Intensive Activity Period 50 to 59 Pilot) (No. 2) Regulations 2005, which were laid before this House on 2nd February, be approved—(Paul Clark):—It was agreed to.

13Protecting the European Community's Financial Interests,—A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 119 (European Standing Committees), That this House takes note of European Union Documents No. OJ C 293, the European Court of Auditors 2003 Annual Report, No. 14549/04, Commission staff working paper: Complementary evaluation of the activities of the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF), No. 11981/04 and Addenda 1 and 2, Commission Report: Protecting the Communities' financial interests and the fight against fraud—Annual Report 2003, and No. 11890/04, Commission Communication: Protecting the Communities' financial interests—Fight against fraud—Action Plan for 2004–05; and supports the Government's promotion of measures to improve financial management of the Community budget and to reduce fraud against the European Community's financial interests—(Paul Clark):—It was agreed to.

14Business of the House,—Ordered, That, at the sitting on Wednesday 9th March, notwithstanding the provisions of paragraph (3)(a) of Standing Order No. 54 (Consideration of estimates), consideration of the Estimates set down for that allotted half day may be proceeded with, though opposed, for three hours, when proceedings shall be interrupted unless previously concluded; and on the interruption or conclusion of the proceedings, as the case may be, the Speaker shall proceed to put the questions which, under the provisions of paragraph (5) of Standing Order No. 54 and of paragraph (1) of Standing Order No. 55 (Questions on voting of estimates, &c), would otherwise fall to be put at the moment of interruption.—(Paul Clark.)

15Business of the House,—Ordered, That, at the sitting on Thursday 10th March, the Speaker shall put the Questions necessary to dispose of proceedings on the Motion in the name of Mr Peter Hain relating to Support for Members who have chosen not to take their Seats not later than three hours after their commencement; such Questions shall include the Questions on any Amendments selected by the Speaker which may then be moved; proceedings may continue, though opposed, after the moment of interruption; and Standing Order No. 41A (Deferred divisions) shall not apply.—(Paul Clark.)

16Sittings of the House,—Ordered, That, at the sitting on Thursday 10th March, the Speaker shall not adjourn the House until any message from the Lords has been received, any Committee to draw up Reasons which has been appointed at that sitting has reported, and he has notified the Royal Assent to Acts agreed upon by both Houses.—(Paul Clark.)

17Public Petitions,—A Public Petition from members of the Turner and Newall Pension Fund and their supporters for action to deal with the projected shortfall in the fund was presented and read; and ordered to lie upon the Table and to be printed.

18Public Petitions,—A Public Petition from residents of High Folkestone, Hythe and the surrounding area against the proposed closure of the New Romney Jobcentre was presented; and ordered to lie upon the Table and to be printed.

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19Adjournment,—Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.—(Paul Clark.)

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

[Adjourned at 8.26 p.m.


APPENDIX I

Papers presented or laid upon the Table:

Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution:

1Northern Ireland,—Draft Electoral Law Act (Northern Ireland) 1962 (Amendment No. 3) Order 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Secretary Murphy].

2Regulatory Reform,—Draft Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, with a Statement by the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister [by Act] [Mr Secretary Prescott].

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

3Government Resources and Accounts,—Whole of Government Accounts (Designation of Bodies) Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 486), dated 7th March 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Paul Boateng].

4Housing,—Castle Vale Housing Action Trust (Dissolution) Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 411), dated 28th February 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Secretary Prescott].

5National Health Service,—Cambridge University Hospitals National Health Service Foundation Trust (Transfer of Trust Property) Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 398), dated 26th February 2005 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Reid].

6Water Industry,—Water Industry (Determination of Turnover for Penalties) Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 477), dated 3rd March 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Secretary Margaret Beckett].

Other Papers:

7Constitutional Affairs,—Government Response to the First Report from the Constitutional Affairs Committee, Session 2004–05, on the Constitutional Reform Bill [Lords]: the Government's proposals [by Command] [Cm. 6488] [Mr Christopher Leslie].

8Environment, Food and Rural Affairs,—Paper, entitled The UK Government Sustainable Development Strategy [by Command] [Cm. 6467] [Secretary Margaret Beckett].

9National Audit,—Reports by the Comptroller and Auditor General on—

(1) Citizen Redress: What citizens can do if things go wrong with public services;

(2) Department of Health: The NHS Cancer Plan: A Progress Report; and

(3) Ministry of Defence: Quality of Housing Services to Service Families Overseas

[by Act]; to be printed [Nos. 21, 343 and 342] [Clerk of the House].

10Northern Ireland,—Northern Ireland Office Minutes, dated—

(1) February 2005, concerning a contingent liability in relation to the Inquiry into the Death of Billy Wright;

(2) February 2005, concerning a contingent liability in relation to the Inquiry into the Death of Robert Hamill; and

(3) March 2005, concerning a contingent liability in relation to the Inquiry into the Death of Rosemary Nelson

[by Command] [Mr Secretary Murphy].

APPENDIX II

Standing Committees

1Draft Town and Country Planning (Fees for Applications and Deemed Applications) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2005,—The Committee of Selection has discharged Mrs Barbara Roche from the First Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the draft Regulations) and nominated in substitution Tony Worthington.

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2Draft Public Audit (Wales) Act 2004 (Relaxation of Restriction on Disclosure) Order 2005,—The Committee of Selection has discharged Mr Hilton Dawson, Chris Ruane and Llew Smith from the Third Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the draft Order) and nominated in substitution Chris Bryant, Mr Wayne David and Mark Tami.

3Draft Child Support (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2005,—The Committee of Selection has discharged Mr David Willetts from the Eighth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the draft Regulations) and nominated in substitution Mr Paul Goodman.

4Draft Renewables Obligation Order 2005,—The Speaker has appointed Mr Joe Benton Chairman of the Fifteenth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the draft Order, in place of Frank Cook.

5Draft Higher Education (Northern Ireland) Order 2005,—The Committee of Selection has discharged Kevin Brennan, Lembit O­pik and Gareth Thomas from the Sixteenth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the draft Order) and nominated in substitution Mr Don Foster, Sio¤n Thomas and David Wright.

APPENDIX III

Reports from Select Committees

1Office of the Deputy Prime Minister: Housing, Planning, Local Government and the Regions,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Urban Affairs Sub-Committee of the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister: Housing, Planning, Local Government and the Regions Committee [Ward Boundaries]; to be printed [No. 315-i] [Christine Russell].

2Public Accounts,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee of Public Accounts [Progress in tackling homelessness]; to be printed [No. 428-i] [Mr Edward Leigh].


[No. 50.]

Tuesday 8th March 2005.

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

PRAYERS.

1London Local Authorities and Transport for London Bill,—The Order of the day being read, for the Second Reading of the London Local Authorities and Transport for London Bill;

Ordered, That the Bill be read a second time on Tuesday 15th March.

2Regulatory Reform,—Mr Peter Pike reported from the Regulatory Reform Committee the following Resolutions:

That the draft Regulatory Reform (Execution of Deeds and Documents) Order 2005, which was laid before this House on 21st February, should be approved.

The Committee came to this Resolution without a Division.

That the draft Regulatory Reform (National Health Service Charitable Trust Accounts and Audit) Order 2005, which was laid before this House on 9th February, should be approved.

The Committee came to this Resolution without a Division.

3Fifth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,—Mr Roger Gale reported from the Fifth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the draft Public Processions (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) Order 2005.

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

4Sixth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,—Mr Nigel Beard reported from the Sixth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the draft Social Security (Inherited SERPS) (Amendment) Regulations 2005.

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

5Seventh Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,—Miss Anne Begg reported from the Seventh Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the draft Courts Act 2003 (Consequential Provisions) Order 2005.

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

6Eighth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,—Mr Nigel Beard reported from the Eighth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the draft Child Support (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2005.

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

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7Ninth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,—Mr Edward O'Hara reported from the Ninth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the draft New Opportunities Fund (Specification of Initiative) Order 2005.

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

8Northern Ireland Grand Committee,—Mr David Amess reported from the Northern Ireland Grand Committee the draft Budget (Northern Ireland) Order 2005, referred to it on 22nd February.

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

9European Standing Committee A,—Mr John Cummings reported from European Standing Committee A the following Resolution:

That the Committee takes note of European Union Documents No. 15390/04, draft Council Regulation fixing for 2005 and 2006 the fishing opportunities for Community fishing vessels for certain deep sea stocks, and No. 15237/04, draft Council Regulation fixing for 2005 the fishing opportunities and associated conditions for certain fish stocks and groups of fish stocks, applicable in Community waters and, for Community vessels, in waters where catch limitations are required; and supports the Government's objective of achieving the conservation and sustainable exploitation of fishing resources in line with the precautionary principle whilst preserving a viable degree of activity for the industry.

Resolution to lie upon the Table.

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

10Prevention of Terrorism (No. 2) Bill,—Mr William Cash presented a Bill to make provision about the prevention of terrorism: 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 78].

11Royal Marriages (Freedom of Religion),—Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to allow any member of the Royal Family to marry a person of any religion or none: And that Mr Edward Leigh, Mr William Hague, Mr Iain Duncan Smith, Mr Frank Dobson, Mr Kevin McNamara, Mr John Burnett, Dr Evan Harris, Mr Francis Maude, Mr Bernard Jenkin, Jim Dobbin, Mr Stephen Pound, and Mr John Bercow do prepare and bring it in.

12Royal Marriages (Freedom of Religion) Bill,—Mr Edward Leigh accordingly presented a Bill to allow any member of the Royal Family to marry a person of any religion or none: 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 79].

13Road Safety Bill,—The House, according to Order, proceeded to consider the Road Safety Bill, as amended in the Standing Committee.

A Clause (NC14) (Tests: approved language translators)—(Mr David Jamieson)—brought up, read the first and second time, and added to the Bill.

Another Clause (NC1) (Funding of speed awareness and driver improvement course)—(Mr Christopher Chope)—brought up, and read the first time.

Question put, That the Clause be read a second time.

The House divided.

Tellers for the Ayes, Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, Andrew Selous: 175.

Tellers for the Noes, Mr Nick Ainger, Mr Tom Watson: 271.

Another Clause (NC6) (Causing death by driving whilst disqualified)—(Mr Christopher Chope)—brought up, and read the first time.

Question put, That the Clause be read a second time.

The House divided.

Tellers for the Ayes, Andrew Selous, Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown: 177.

Tellers for the Noes, Mr Nick Ainger, Mr Tom Watson: 272.

Another Clause (NC11) (Secondary locking devices)—(Mr Greg Knight)—brought up, and read the first time.

Question proposed, That the Clause be read a second time:—Clause, by leave, withdrawn.

Another Clause (NC17) (Vehicle data recording devices)—(Rob Marris)—brought up, and read the first time.

Question proposed, That the Clause be read a second time:—Clause, by leave, withdrawn.

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Another Clause (NC19) (Amendment of Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988)—(Mr Christopher Chope)—brought up, and read the first time.

Question put, That the Clause be read a second time.

The House divided.

Tellers for the Ayes, Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, Andrew Selous: 166.

Tellers for the Noes, Margaret Moran, Mr Tom Watson: 273.

Another Clause (NC21) (Amendment of Road Traffic Act 1988)—(John Thurso)—brought up, and read the first time.

Question put, That the Clause be read a second time.

The House divided.

Tellers for the Ayes, Bob Russell, Richard Younger-Ross: 48.

Tellers for the Noes, Margaret Moran, Mr Tom Watson: 387.

Amendments (Nos. 1 to 3) made to the Bill.

Another Amendment (No. 9) proposed to the Bill, in page 47, line 43, after the word ‘passengers', to insert ‘(a)'.—(Mr John Horam.)

Question proposed, That the Amendment be made.

And it being Six o'clock, the Deputy Speaker put the Question, pursuant to Order [11th January].

The House divided.

Tellers for the Ayes, Andrew Selous, Mr Peter Atkinson: 165.

Tellers for the Noes, Margaret Moran, Mr Tom Watson: 258.

The Deputy Speaker then put the Question on the remaining Amendments moved by a Minister of the Crown.

Other Amendments (Nos. 4 to 8) made to the Bill.

A Motion being made, That the Bill be now read the third time;

Mr Secretary Darling, by Her Majesty's Command, acquainted the House, That Her Majesty, having been informed of the purport of the Bill, gives her Consent, as far as Her Majesty's interest is concerned, That the House may do therein as it shall think fit.

Mr Secretary Darling, by Command of the Prince of Wales, acquainted the House, That His Royal Highness, having been informed of the purport of the Bill, gives his Consent, as far as the Prince of Wales's interest is concerned, That the House may do therein as it shall think fit.

And the Question being put:—It was agreed to.

The Bill was accordingly read the third time, and passed.

14Northern Ireland,—A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation), That the draft Higher Education (Northern Ireland) Order 2005, which was laid before this House on 8th February, be approved—(Mr Jim Murphy);

The House divided.

Tellers for the Ayes, Mr Tom Watson, Margaret Moran: 250.

Tellers for the Noes, Mr Peter Luff, Mr David Amess: 116.

So the Question was agreed to.

15Fees and Charges,—A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation), That the draft Immigration (Application Fees) Order 2005, which was laid before this House on 10th February, be approved—(Mr Jim Murphy):—It was agreed to.

16Town and Country Planning,—A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation), That the draft Town and Country Planning (Fees for Applications and Deemed Applications) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2005, which were laid before this House on 9th February, be approved—(Mr Jim Murphy):—It was agreed to.

17Public Audit,—A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation), That the draft Public Audit (Wales) Act 2004 (Relaxation of Restriction on Disclosure) Order 2005, which was laid before this House on 9th February, be approved—(Mr Jim Murphy):—It was agreed to.

18Social Security,—A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation), That the draft Tax Credits Up-rating Regulations 2005, which were laid before this House on 31st January, be approved—(Mr Jim Murphy):—It was agreed to.

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19Social Security,—A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation), That the draft Child Benefit and Guardian's Allowance Up-rating (Northern Ireland) Order 2005, which was laid before this House on 31st January, be approved—(Mr Jim Murphy):—It was agreed to.

20Social Security,—A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation), That the draft Child Benefit and Guardian's Allowance Up-rating Order 2005, which was laid before this House on 31st January, be approved—(Mr Jim Murphy):—It was agreed to.

21Public Petitions,—A Public Petition from William Jolly, Linda Preston, Rhodri Thomas and others against the party whipping system was presented; and ordered to lie upon the Table and to be printed.

22Adjournment,—A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That this House do now adjourn—(Mr Jim Murphy);

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

[Adjourned at 7.35 p.m.


APPENDIX I

Papers presented or laid upon the Table:

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

1Council Tax,—Council Tax (Prescribed Classes of Dwellings) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 416), dated 28th February 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Secretary Prescott].

2Education,—(1) Central Sussex College (Government) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 397); and

(2) Central Sussex College (Incorporation) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 396),

dated 28th February 2005 [by Act], with Explanatory Memoranda thereon [by Command] [Secretary Ruth Kelly].

3Electricity,—(1) Electricity Act 1989 (Uniform Prices in the North of Scotland) Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 490), dated 5th March 2005;

(2) Electricity (Class Exemptions from the Requirement for a Licence) (Amendment) Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 488), dated 28th February 2005; and

(3) Energy Act 2004 (Assistance for Areas with High Distribution Costs) Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 528), dated 5th March 2005,

[by Act] with Explanatory Memoranda thereon [by Command] [Ms Secretary Hewitt].

4Family Proceedings,—Children (Allocation of Proceedings) (Amendment) Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 520), dated 4th March 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr David Lammy].

5Immigration,—Immigration (Passenger Transit Visa) (Amendment) Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 492), dated 4th March 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Secretary Clarke].

6Insolvency,—(1) Insolvency (Amendment) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 512), dated 2nd March 2005;

(2) Insolvency (Amendment) Rules 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 527), dated 8th March 2005;

(3) Insolvency Practitioners and Insolvency Services Account (Fees) (Amendment) Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 523), dated 2nd March 2005;

(4) Insolvency Practitioners Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 524), dated 8th March 2005; and

(5) Insolvency Proceedings (Fees) (Amendment) Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 544), dated 7th March 2005,

[by Act], with Explanatory Memoranda thereon [by Command] [Ms Secretary Hewitt].

7Legal Aid and Advice,—(1) Legal Advice and Assistance (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2005 (S.R.(N.I.), 2005, No. 67);

(2) Legal Advice and Assistance (Financial Conditions) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2005 (S.R.(N.I.), 2005, No. 65); and

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(3) Legal Aid (Financial Conditions) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2005 (S.R.(N.I.), 2005, No. 66),

dated 3rd March 2005 [by Statutory Instrument], with Explanatory Memoranda thereon [by Command] [Mr David Lammy].

8Legal Services,—Legal Services Ombudsman (Jurisdiction) (Amendment) Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 489), dated 4th March 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr David Lammy].

9Local Government,—(1) Local Authorities (Discretionary Expenditure Limits) (England) Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 419), dated 28th February 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Secretary Prescott]; and

(2) Police Authorities (Best Value) Performance Indicators Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 470), dated 3rd March 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Secretary Clarke].

10Magistrates' Courts,—(1) Collection of Fines (Pilot Schemes) (Amendment) Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 487);

(2) Fines Collection (Amendment) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 484); and

(3) Register of Fines (Amendment) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 485),

dated 6th March 2005 [by Act], with Explanatory Memoranda thereon [by Command] [Mr Christopher Leslie].

11National Health Service,—West Hertfordshire Hospitals National Health Service Trust (Transfer of Trust Property) Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 451), dated 26th February 2005 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Reid].

12Road Traffic,—Road Traffic (Permitted Parking Area and Special Parking Area) (County of Hertfordshire) (Borough of Stevenage) Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 452), dated 2nd March 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Secretary Darling].

Other Papers:

13National Lottery,—Account of the National Lottery Distribution Fund for 2003–04, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 424] [Clerk of the House].

14Police (Northern Ireland),—Accounts of the—

(1) Northern Ireland Police Service Pension; and

(2) Police Service of Northern Ireland

for 2003–04, with the Reports of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [Nos. 426 and 425] [Clerk of the House].

APPENDIX II

Standing Committees

1Draft Public Processions (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) Order 2005,—The Committee of Selection has discharged Ms Candy Atherton, Mr Gwyn Prosser and Ross Cranston from the Fifth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the draft Order) and nominated in substitution Mr Mike Hall, Mr Andrew Miller and Mr Dave Watts.

2Draft Child Support (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2005,—The Committee of Selection has discharged David Cairns from the Eighth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the draft Regulations) and nominated in substitution Mr Bob Laxton.

3Draft New Opportunities Fund (Specification of Initiative) Order 2005,—The Committee of Selection has discharged Mr Andrew Smith from the Ninth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the draft Order) and nominated in substitution Joan Ruddock.

4Northern Ireland,—Mr Speaker has appointed Mr Peter Pike as an additional Chairman of the Northern Ireland Grand Committee in respect of its meeting on 8th March.

APPENDIX III

Reports from Select Committees

1Constitutional Affairs,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Constitutional Affairs Committee [The operation of the Special Immigration Appeals Commission (SIAC)]; to be printed [No. 323-iii] [Mr A. J. Beith].

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2Culture, Media and Sport,—(1) Fourth Report from the Culture, Media and Sport Committee [Maritime Heritage and Historic Ships], with Appendices to the Minutes of Evidence taken before the Maritime Heritage and Historic Ships Sub-Committee of the Committee; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 296]; and

(2) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee [The Market for Art]; to be printed [No. 414-i]

[Sir Gerald Kaufman].

3Foreign Affairs,—Part of the Minutes of Evidence taken before the Foreign Affairs Committee on 25th January [Foreign and Commonwealth Office Annual Report 2004–05]; to be printed [No. 436-i] [Mr Donald Anderson].

4Health,—(1) Third Report from the Health Committee [New Developments in HIV/AIDS and Sexual Health Policy], together with Appendices to the Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 252]; and

(2) Memoranda laid before the Committee [New Developments in HIV/AIDS and Sexual Health Policy]

[Mr David Hinchliffe].

5Home Affairs,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Home Affairs Committee [Anti-Social Behaviour]; to be printed [No. 80-vi] [Mr John Denham].

6Office of the Deputy Prime Minister: Housing, Planning, Local Government and the Regions,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister: Housing, Planning, Local Government and the Regions Committee [Local Government Consultation]; to be printed [No. 316-iii] [Andrew Bennett].

7Regulatory Reform,—(1) Seventh Report from the Regulatory Reform Committee [Draft Regulatory Reform (Execution of Deeds and Documents) Order 2005]; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 429];

(2) Eighth Report from the Committee [Draft Regulatory Reform (National Health Service Charitable Trust Accounts and Audit) Order 2005]; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 430]; and

(3) Second Special Report from the Committee [Government Response to the First Special Report from the Committee: Operation of the Regulatory Reform Act 2001]; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 431]

[Mr Peter Pike].

8Statutory Instruments,—Eleventh Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, together with Memoranda laid before the Committee; to be printed [No. 66-xi] [Mr David Tredinnick].

9Trade and Industry,—(1) Seventh Report from the Trade and Industry Committee [UK Employment Regulation], together with Appendices to the Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 90] [Mr Martin O'Neill];

(2) Eighth Report from the Committee [Progress towards the Knowledge Driven Economy], together with Appendices to the Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 432] [Mr Martin O'Neill];

(3) Ninth Report from the Committee [Implementation of ECGD's Business Principles], together with Appendices to the Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 374] [Mr Roger Berry];

(4) Tenth Report from the Committee [Crown Post Offices: Responses to the Committee's Third Report], together with Appendices; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 435] [Mr Roger Berry];

(5) Third Special Report from the Committee [Responses to the First Report from the Committee, on Electricity Distribution Networks]; to be printed [No. 433] [Mr Martin O'Neill];

(6) Fourth Special Report from the Committee [Responses to the Second Report from the Committee, on Pub Companies]; to be printed [No. 434] [Mr Martin O'Neill];

(7) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee [Ofcom's Strategic Review of Telecommunications; Occupational Segregation and the Gender Pay Gap]; to be printed [Nos. 407-ii and 300-iii] [Mr Martin O'Neill]; and

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(8) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee [Occupational Segregation and the Gender Pay Gap]; to be printed [No. 300-iv] [Mr Roger Berry].


THE SPEAKER'S CERTIFICATE

 The Speaker certified that the Income Tax (Trading and Other Income) Bill is a Money Bill within the meaning of the Parliament Act 1911.


[No. 50; WH, No. 29]

Tuesday 8th March 2005.

The House sitting in Westminster Hall

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

Adjournment,—Resolved, That the sitting be now adjourned.—(Yvette Cooper.)

And accordingly the sitting was adjourned till to-morrow.

[Adjourned at 5 p.m.


[No. 51.]

Wednesday 9th March 2005.

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

PRAYERS.

1Tenth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,—Mr Alan Hurst reported from the Tenth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the draft Northern Ireland Act 2000 (Modification) Order 2005.

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

2Eleventh Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,—Mr Bill O'Brien reported from the Eleventh Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the draft Pension Protection Fund (PPF Ombudsman) Order 2005, the draft Pension Protection Fund (Pension Compensation Cap) Order 2005, and the draft Occupational Pension Schemes (Levies) Regulations 2005.

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

3Twelfth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,—Miss Anne Begg reported from the Twelfth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the draft Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001 (Amendment) Order 2005.

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

4Thirteenth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,—Mr Roger Gale reported from the Thirteenth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the draft Social Security Commissioners (Procedure) (Amendment) Regulations 2005.

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

5European Standing Committee A,—Mr David Chidgey reported from European Standing Committee A the following Resolution:

That the Committee takes note of European Union Documents No. 7170/04, Commission Communication: further integration of the European rail system, No. 7147/04, draft Directive amending Council Directive 91/440/EEC on the development of the Community's railways, No. 7172/04, Commission staff working paper: draft Directive amending Directive 91/440/EEC on the development of the Community's railways to gradually open up the market for international passenger services by rail, No. 7149/04, draft Regulation on international rail passengers' rights and obligations, No. 7148/04, draft Directive on the certification of train crews operating locomotives and trains on the Community's rail network, and No. 7150/04, draft Regulation on compensation in cases of non-compliance with contractual quality requirements for rail freight services; and endorses the Government's approach to continuing discussions in Council in order to secure practical, proportionate and cost effective legislation aimed at developing the Community single rail area.

Resolution to lie upon the Table.

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

6Message from the Lords,—A Message was brought from the Lords, as follows:

Prevention of Terrorism Bill,—The Lords agree to the Prevention of Terrorism Bill, with Amendments, to which they desire the concurrence of this House.

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7Prevention of Terrorism Bill,—Lords Amendments to the Prevention of Terrorism Bill printed pursuant to Standing Orders Nos. 57A (Bills brought from the Lords) and 78 (Lords amendments) on 8th March [Bill 80].

8Control of Identification Documents (Offences),—Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to make it an offence for employers and certain other persons to destroy or control the identification documents of another person in specified circumstances; to amend the Diplomatic Privileges Act 1964 and the Consular Relations Act 1968 so as to make diplomatic and consular staff and their households liable in relation to that offence; and for connected purposes: And that Chris McCafferty, Mrs Betty Williams, Ms Diane Abbott, Geraldine Smith, Julie Morgan, Dr Jenny Tonge, Mr Mike Hancock, Ann Clwyd, Alice Mahon, Mrs Ann Cryer, Paul Flynn and Sandra Gidley do prepare and bring it in.

9Control of Identification Documents (Offences) Bill,—Chris McCafferty accordingly presented a Bill to make it an offence for employers and certain other persons to destroy or control the identification documents of another person in specified circumstances; to amend the Diplomatic Privileges Act 1964 and the Consular Relations Act 1968 so as to make diplomatic and consular staff and their households liable in relation to that offence; 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 82].

10Estimates [2nd allotted day, 1st part],—The House proceeded, pursuant to Resolution [7th March], to consider the Estimates appointed for consideration under Standing Order No. 145 (Liaison Committee).

Supplementary Estimates, 2004–05 (Department for Culture, Media and Sport),—A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That, for the year ending with 31st March 2005, for expenditure by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport—

(1) further resources, not exceeding £63,523,000, be authorised for use as set out in House of Commons Paper No. 325,

(2) a further sum, not exceeding £65,461,000, be granted to Her Majesty out of the Consolidated Fund to meet the costs as so set out, and

(3) limits as so set out be set on appropriations in aid—(Mr Jim Murphy);

And it being three hours after the commencement of proceedings on the Estimates, the Deputy Speaker put the Question, pursuant to Order [7th March]:—It was agreed to.

Resolved, That, for the year ending with 31st March 2005, for expenditure by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport—

(1) further resources, not exceeding £63,523,000, be authorised for use as set out in House of Commons Paper No. 325,

(2) a further sum, not exceeding £65,461,000, be granted to Her Majesty out of the Consolidated Fund to meet the costs as so set out, and

(3) limits as so set out be set on appropriations in aid.

11Estimates,—The Deputy Speaker then put the Questions required to be put, pursuant to Standing Order No. 55 (Questions on voting of estimates, &c.) and Order [7th March].

Estimates, 2005–06 (Navy) Vote A

Resolved, That, during the year ending with 31st March 2006, a number not exceeding 44,180 all ranks be maintained for Naval Service and that numbers in the Reserve Naval and Marine Forces be authorised for the purposes of Parts 1, 3, 4 and 5 of the Reserve Forces Act 1996 up to the maximum numbers set out in House of Commons Paper No. 291 of this Session.—(Mr Jim Murphy.)

Estimates, 2005–06 (Army) Vote A

Resolved, That, during the year ending with 31st March 2006, a number not exceeding 128,945 all ranks be maintained for Army Service and that numbers in the Reserve Land Forces be authorised for the purposes of Parts 1, 3, 4 and 5 of the Reserve Forces Act 1996 up to the maximum numbers set out in House of Commons Paper No. 291 of this Session.—(Mr Jim Murphy.)

Estimates, 2005–06 (Air) Vote A

Resolved, That, during the year ending with 31st March 2006, a number not exceeding 56,140 all ranks be maintained for Air Force Service and that numbers in the Reserve Air Forces be authorised for the purposes of Parts 1, 3, 4 and 5 of the Reserve Forces Act 1996 up to the maximum numbers set out in House of Commons Paper No. 291 of this Session.—(Mr Jim Murphy.)

Estimates, Excesses, 2003–04

Resolved, That, for the year that ended with 31st March 2004—

(1) resources, not exceeding £69,497,995.67, be authorised for use to make good excesses of certain resources for defence and civil services as set out in House of Commons Paper No. 324;

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(2) a sum, not exceeding £67,597,194.64, be granted to Her Majesty out of the Consolidated Fund to make good excesses of certain grants for defence and civil services as so set out; and

(3) limits as so set out be set on appropriations in aid.—(Mr Jim Murphy.)

Supplementary Estimates, 2004–05

Resolved, That, for the year ending with 31st March 2005—

(1) further resources, not exceeding £7,003,959,000, be authorised for defence and civil services as set out in House of Commons Paper No. 325,

(2) a further sum, not exceeding £6,008,327,000, be granted to Her Majesty out of the Consolidated Fund to meet the costs of defence and civil services as so set out; and

(3) limits as so set out be set on appropriations in aid.—(Mr Jim Murphy.)

Ordered, That a Bill be brought in upon the foregoing Resolutions relating to Supplementary Estimates, 2004–05, and Excesses, 2003–04, and the Resolutions of 9th December relating to Supplementary Estimates, 2004–05: And that the Chairman of Ways and Means, Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr Paul Boateng, Dawn Primarolo, Mr Stephen Timms and John Healey do prepare and bring it in.

12Consolidated Fund (Appropriation) Bill,—Mr Stephen Timms accordingly presented a Bill to authorise the use of resources for the service of the years ending with 31st March 2004 and 31st March 2005 and to apply certain sums out of the Consolidated Fund to the service of the years ending with 31st March 2004 and 31st March 2005; and to appropriate the supply authorised in this Session of Parliament for the service of the years ending with 31st March 2004 and 31st March 2005: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time to-morrow and to be printed [Bill 81].

13Prevention of Terrorism Bill (Programme) (No. 3),—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 Prevention of Terrorism Bill for the purpose of supplementing the Orders of 23rd February 2005 (Prevention of Terrorism Bill (Programme)) and 28th February 2005 (Prevention of Terrorism Bill (Programme) (No. 2))—

Consideration of Lords Amendments

1. Any Message from the Lords may be considered forthwith without any Question being put.

2. Proceedings on consideration of any Lords Amendments which may be received shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion three hours after their commencement or at the moment of interruption at this day's sitting, whichever is the later.

Subsequent stages

3. Any further Messages from the Lords may be considered forthwith without any Question being put.

4. The proceedings on any further Message from the Lords shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion one hour after their commencement—(Mr Jim Murphy);

The House divided.

Tellers for the Ayes, Mr Tom Watson, James Purnell: 336.

Tellers for the Noes, Mr Roger Williams, Gregory Barker: 226.

So the Question was agreed to.

14Prevention of Terrorism Bill,—The House, pursuant to Order [this day], proceeded forthwith to consider the Lords Amendments to the Prevention of Terrorism Bill.

Lords Amendment No. 1.

An Amendment ((a)) was proposed to the Lords Amendment, in line 6, after the word ‘exercisable', to insert the words—

(a) except in the case of an order imposing obligations that are incompatible with the individual's right to liberty under Article 5 of the Human Rights Convention, by the Secretary of State; and

(b) in the case of an order imposing obligations that are or include derogating obligations,'.—(Mr Secretary Clarke.)

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

And it being three hours after the commencement of proceedings on the Lords Amendments, the Speaker put the Question, pursuant to Order [this day].

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The House divided.

Tellers for the Ayes, Paul Clark, Joan Ryan: 348.

Tellers for the Noes, Mr Roger Williams, Mr Peter Atkinson: 240.

So the Question was agreed to.

Other Amendments ((b) and (c)) were made to the Lords Amendment.

The Lords Amendment, as amended, was agreed to.

The Speaker then put the Questions necessary to dispose of the remaining proceedings to be concluded at that hour.

Lords Amendment No. 16.

Amendments ((a) to (g)) were made to the Lords Amendment.

The Lords Amendment, as amended, was agreed to.

Lords Amendment No. 23.

An Amendment ((a)) was made to the Lords Amendment.

The Lords Amendment, as amended, was agreed to.

Lords Amendment No. 6 was disagreed to.

Lords Amendment No. 8.

A Motion was made, and the Question being put, That this House disagrees with the Lords in their Amendment—(Mr John Heppell);

The House divided.

Tellers for the Ayes, Paul Clark, Joan Ryan: 340.

Tellers for the Noes, Mr Roger Williams, Mr Peter Atkinson: 251.

So the Question was agreed to.

The Lords Amendment was accordingly disagreed to.

Lords Amendment No. 9.

A Motion was made, and the Question being put, That this House disagrees with the Lords in their Amendment—(Mr John Heppell);

The House divided.

Tellers for the Ayes, Paul Clark, Joan Ryan: 343.

Tellers for the Noes, Mr Roger Williams, Gregory Barker: 244.

So the Question was agreed to.

The Lords Amendment was accordingly disagreed to.

Lords Amendments Nos. 12, 13 and 15 were disagreed to.

Lords Amendment No. 17 was disagreed to.

Amendments ((a) to (f)) were made to the words so restored to the Bill.

Lords Amendments Nos. 22, 27 and 28 were disagreed to.

Lords Amendment No. 31.

A Motion was made, and the Question being put, That this House disagrees with the Lords in their Amendment—(Mr John Heppell);

The House divided.

Tellers for the Ayes, Mr Nick Ainger, Mr Jim Murphy: 341.

Tellers for the Noes, Mr Roger Williams, Gregory Barker: 238.

So the Question was agreed to.

The Lords Amendment was accordingly disagreed to.

Lords Amendment No. 32 was disagreed to.

Lords Amendment No. 33.

A Motion was made, and the Question being put, That this House disagrees with the Lords in their Amendment—(Mr John Heppell);

The House divided.

Tellers for the Ayes, Margaret Moran, Mr Jim Murphy: 340.

Tellers for the Noes, Mr Roger Williams, Mr Peter Atkinson: 240.

So the Question was agreed to.

The Lords Amendment was accordingly disagreed to.

Amendments ((a) to (c)) were made to the Bill in lieu of Lords Amendment No. 33 disagreed to.

Lords Amendment No. 37 was disagreed to.

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Amendments ((a) to (o)) were made to the Bill in lieu of Lords Amendments Nos. 8, 9, 12, 13, 15, 17, 22, 28 and 37 disagreed to.

Lords Amendment No. 38.

A Motion was made, and the Question being put, That this House disagrees with the Lords in their Amendment—(Mr John Heppell);

The House divided.

Tellers for the Ayes, Gillian Merron, Margaret Moran: 326.

Tellers for the Noes, Mr Peter Atkinson, Richard Younger-Ross: 231.

So the Question was agreed to.

The Lords Amendment was accordingly disagreed to.

Lords Amendment No. 39 was disagreed to.

Lords Amendment No. 40.

A Motion was made, and the Question being put, That this House disagrees with the Lords in their Amendment—(Mr John Heppell);

The House divided.

Tellers for the Ayes, Gillian Merron, Margaret Moran: 317.

Tellers for the Noes, Gregory Barker, Richard Younger-Ross: 233.

So the Question was agreed to.

The Lords Amendment was accordingly disagreed to.

Lords Amendment No. 42 was disagreed to.

Amendments ((a) to (c)) were made to the Bill in lieu of Lords Amendments Nos. 38, 39, 40 and 42 disagreed to.

Lords Amendments Nos. 2 to 5, 7, 10, 11, 14, 18 to 21, 24 to 26, 29, 30, 34 to 36, 41 and 43 were agreed to.

Ordered, That a Committee be appointed to draw up Reasons to be assigned to the Lords for disagreeing to their Amendments Nos. 6, 27, 31 and 32.

That Ms Hazel Blears, Mr Dominic Grieve, Mr David Heath, Mr John Heppell and Kali Mountford be members of the Committee.

That Ms Hazel Blears be the Chairman of the Committee.

That three be the Quorum of the Committee.

That the Committee do withdraw immediately.—(Mr John Heppell.)

15Public Petitions,—Public Petitions from—

(1) citizens of the United Kingdom against the persecution of the Falun Gong practitioners by the Chinese authorities; and

(2) the residents of High Wycombe, Marlow and the surrounding areas for the retention of the current maternity special care baby unit, children's unit and other services provided at Wycombe General Hospital

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

16Prevention of Terrorism Bill,—Ms Hazel Blears reported from the Committee appointed to draw up Reasons to be assigned to the Lords for disagreeing to certain of their Amendments to the Prevention of Terrorism Bill, That it had drawn up the following Reasons, which it had directed her to report to the House:

The Commons disagree to Lords Amendment No. 6 for the following Reason:—

Because the Lords Amendment is unnecessary.

The Commons disagree to Lords Amendments Nos. 27, 31 and 32 for the following Reason:—

Because adequate provision is already made for the review of the operation of the Act.

The Reasons were agreed to.

Message to the Lords to communicate the said Reasons, with the Bill and Amendments.

17Adjournment,—Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.—(Jim Fitzpatrick.)

And accordingly, the House, having continued to sit till one minute past Nine o'clock, adjourned till to-morrow.

[Adjourned at 9.01 p.m.

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APPENDIX I

Papers presented or laid upon the Table:

Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution:

1Access to Justice,—Revised Funding Code prepared by the Legal Services Commission [by Act] [Mr David Lammy].

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

2Acquisition of Land,—Town and Country Planning (Blight Provisions) (England) Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 406), dated 28th February 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Secretary Prescott].

3Betting, Gaming and Lotteries,—(1) Gaming Act 1968 (Variation of Fees) (England and Wales) Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 566);

(2) Gaming Act 1968 (Variation of Fees) Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 567);

(3) Gaming (Bingo) Act 1985 (Fees) (Amendment) Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 570); and

(4) Lotteries (Gaming Board Fees) Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 568),

dated 7th March 2005, [by Act], with Explanatory Memoranda thereon [by Command] [Secretary Tessa Jowell].

4Companies,—(1) Companies (1986 Order) (Operating and Financial Review and Directors' Report etc.) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2005 (S.R. (N.I.), 2005, No. 61), dated 2nd March 2005; and

(2) Directors' Remuneration Report Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2005 (S.R. (N.I.), 2005, No. 56), dated 1st March 2005

[by Act], with Explanatory Memoranda thereon [by Command] [Mr Secretary Murphy].

5Damages,—Damages (Government and Health Service Bodies) Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 474), dated 4th March 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr David Lammy].

6Family Proceedings,—Family Proceedings Fees (Amendment) Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 472), dated 2nd March 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Christopher Leslie].

7Justices of the Peace,—(1) Justices of the Peace (Size and Chairmanship of Bench) Rules 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 553); and

(2) Justices of the Peace (Training and Appraisal) Rules 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 564),

dated 8th March 2005 [by Act], with Explanatory Memoranda thereon [by Command] [Mr Christopher Leslie].

8Magistrates' Courts,—(1) Courts Act 2003 (Continuing Provision of Court-houses) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 562);

(2) Justices' Clerks Rules 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 545); and

(3) Local Justice Areas Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 554),

dated 8th March 2005 [by Act], with Explanatory Memoranda thereon [by Command] [Mr Christopher Leslie].

9National Health Service,—Surrey Hampshire Borders National Health Service Trust (Transfer of Trust Property) Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 444), dated 3rd March 2005 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Reid].

10Pensions,—Pension Protection Fund (Hybrid Schemes) (Modification) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 449), dated 3rd March 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Secretary Johnson].

11Supreme Court of England and Wales,—Civil Proceedings Fees (Amendment) Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 473), dated 2nd March 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Christopher Leslie].

Other Papers:

12Health Service Commissioner,—Second Report of the Health Service Ombudsman for England, Session 2004–05: Making things better? A report on reform of the NHS complaints procedure in England [by Act]; to be printed [No. 413] [Clerk of the House].

13Treaty Series (No. 6, 2005),—Kyoto Protocol, adopted at Kyoto on 11th December 1997, to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change [by Command] [Cm. 6485] [Mr Secretary Straw].

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APPENDIX II

Standing Committees

1Draft Electoral Law (Northern Ireland) Act 1962 (Amendment) Order 2005, the draft Electoral Law Act (Northern Ireland) 1962 (Amendment No. 2) Order 2005 and the draft Electoral Law Act (Northern Ireland) 1962 (Amendment No. 3) Order 2005:

(1) The Speaker has allocated the draft Orders to the First Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation; and

(2) the Committee of Selection has nominated twenty Members to serve on the Committee: Mr Richard Bacon, Hugh Bayley, David Burnside, Mr David Chaytor, Mr David Clelland, Mr Vernon Coaker, Jim Dowd, Mr Tom Harris, Mrs Joan Humble, Mr Andrew Hunter, Ms Sally Keeble, Mr David Lidington, Mr Peter Luff, Mr Iain Luke, Mr Seamus Mallon, Lembit O­pik, Mr Greg Pope, Mr John Spellar, Mr John Taylor and Paddy Tipping.

2Draft Tax Information Exchange Agreement (Taxes on Income) (Guernsey) Order 2005, the draft Tax Information Exchange Agreement (Taxes on Income) (Jersey) Order 2005, and the draft Tax Information Exchange Agreement (Taxes on Income) (Isle of Man) Order 2005:

(1) The Speaker has allocated the draft Orders to the Second Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation; and

(2) the Committee of Selection has nominated sixteen Members to serve on the Committee: Vera Baird, Mr John Bercow, Mr John Burnett, Mr Stephen Dorrell, Jim Fitzpatrick, Mr Derek Foster, Patrick Hall, Mr Ivan Henderson, Andy King, Mr David Laws, Anne Picking, Dawn Primarolo, Mr David Ruffley, Geraldine Smith, Mr Bill Tynan and Mr Andrew Tyrie.

3Draft Extradition Act 2003 (Part 3 Designation) (Amendment) Order 2005:

(1) The Speaker has allocated the draft Order to the Third Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation; and

(2) the Committee of Selection has nominated sixteen Members to serve on the Committee: Mr Alistair Carmichael, Mr Tony Clarke, Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, Mr Jim Cunningham, Mr Hilton Dawson, Mr Bill Etherington, Caroline Flint, Mr Damian Green, Mr Dominic Grieve, Mr John Gummer, Mr John Heppell, Stephen Hesford, Kali Mountford, Mr Mark Oaten, Mrs Barbara Roche and Mr Mike Wood.

4Draft Opticians Act 1989 (Amendment) Order 2005:

(1) The Speaker has allocated the draft Order to the Fourth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation; and

(2) the Committee of Selection has nominated sixteen Members to serve on the Committee: Mr John Baron, Mr Crispin Blunt, Mr Paul Burstow, Mr Stephen Byers, Mrs Lorna Fitzsimons, Mike Gapes, Mr William Hague, Mr John Horam, Tony Lloyd, Mr John Lyons, Chris McCafferty, Dr Lewis Moonie, Joan Ryan, Dr Jenny Tonge, Ms Rosie Winterton and David Wright.

5Draft Government Resources and Accounts Act 2000 (Audit of Public Bodies) Order 2005:

(1) The Speaker has allocated the draft Order to the Fifth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation; and

(2) the Committee of Selection has nominated sixteen Members to serve on the Committee: Mr John Battle, Mr Roger Berry, Mr John Burnett, Dr Vincent Cable, Tom Cox, Jim Fitzpatrick, Mr Nick Gibb, Mr Michael Jack, Glenda Jackson, Mr David Kidney, Mr Kevin McNamara, Mr Frank Roy, Mr David Ruffley, Mr Richard Spring, Ian Stewart and Mr Stephen Timms.

6Draft Immigration and Asylum (Provision of Accommodation to Failed Asylum-Seekers) Regulations 2005:

(1) The Speaker has allocated the draft Regulations to the Sixth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation; and

(2) the Committee of Selection has nominated sixteen Members to serve on the Committee: Mr Desmond Browne, Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, Ross Cranston, Mr Fabian Hamilton, Mr David Heath, Mr Doug Henderson, Mr John Heppell, Alan Howarth, Mr Edward Leigh, Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger, Mr Humfrey Malins, Kali Mountford, Mr Mark Oaten, Joan Ruddock, Mark Tami and Dr Alan Whitehead.

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7Care of Cathedrals (Amendment) Measure, the Church of England (Miscellaneous Provisions) Measure and the Stipends (Cessation of Special Payments) Measure:

(1) The Speaker has allocated the Measures to the Seventh Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation; and

(2) the Committee of Selection has nominated sixteen Members to serve on the Committee: Mr Peter Atkinson, Sir Stuart Bell, Peter Bottomley, Ann Clwyd, Sir Patrick Cormack, Mrs Ann Cryer, Jim Dobbin, Angela Eagle, Simon Hughes, Mr Jon Owen Jones, Mr Robert Marshall-Andrews, Julie Morgan, Mr Richard Page, Bridget Prentice, Jim Sheridan and Steve Webb.

8Draft Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Carrying on Regulated Activities by Way of Business) (Amendment) Order 2005 and the draft Open-Ended Investment Companies (Amendment) Regulations 2005:

(1) The Speaker has allocated the draft Order and draft Regulations to the Eighth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation; and

(2) the Committee of Selection has nominated sixteen Members to serve on the Committee: Mr John Burnett, Mr William Cash, Jim Fitzpatrick, Mr Dai Havard, Mr Peter Kilfoyle, Mr David Laws, Mr Tony McWalter, Mr Ernie Ross, Mr David Ruffley, Mr Mohammad Sarwar, Mr Brian Sedgemore, Alan Simpson, Mr Richard Spring, Sir John Stanley, Ian Stewart and Mr Stephen Timms.

9Draft Child Trust Funds (Appeals) Regulations 2005, the draft Child Trust Funds (Appeals) (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2005 and the draft Social Security Commissioners (Procedure) (Child Trust Funds) Regulations 2005:

(1) The Speaker has allocated the draft Regulations to the Ninth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation; and

(2) the Committee of Selection has nominated twenty-one Members to serve on the Committee: Mr Tim Boswell, Virginia Bottomley, Chris Bryant, David Cairns, Julia Drown, Maria Eagle, Mr George Foulkes, Norman Lamb, Mr Michael Meacher, Mr Alan Meale, Margaret Moran, Mr Archie Norman, Mr Kerry Pollard, Mr John Randall, Syd Rapson, Iris Robinson, Mr Andrew Smith, The Reverend Martin Smyth, Mr Graham Stringer, Ann Winterton and Mr Anthony D. Wright (Great Yarmouth).

10Draft Northern Ireland Act 2000 (Modification) Order 2005,—The Committee of Selection has discharged Mr Eddie McGrady from the Tenth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the draft Order) and nominated in substitution Mr Seamus Mallon.

11Draft Non-Domestic Rating (Chargeable Amounts) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2005:

(1) The Speaker has allocated the draft Regulations to the Tenth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation; and

(2) the Committee of Selection has nominated sixteen Members to serve on the Committee: Mr Harry Barnes, Alistair Burt, Paul Clark, Mr David Crausby, Mr Edward Davey, Mr Quentin Davies, Mr Frank Dobson, Mr Huw Edwards, Mr Mark Fisher, Linda Gilroy, Rob Marris, Mr Eric Pickles, Mr Mark Prisk, Mr Nick Raynsford, Llew Smith and Richard Younger-Ross.

12Draft Pension Protection Fund (PPF Ombudsman) Order 2005, the draft Pension Protection Fund (Pension Compensation Cap) Order 2005, and the draft Occupational Pension Schemes (Levies) Regulations 2005,—The Committee of Selection has discharged Dan Norris from the Eleventh Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the draft Orders and draft Regulations) and nominated in substitution Ms Candy Atherton.

13Draft Criminal Procedure and Investigations Act 1996 (Code of Practice) Order 2005:

(1) The Speaker has allocated the draft Order to the Eleventh Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation; and

(2) the Committee of Selection has nominated sixteen Members to serve on the Committee: Mr Kevin Barron, Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, Mr Iain Duncan Smith, Paul Goggins, Mr Dominic Grieve, Mr David Heathcoat-Amory, Mr John Heppell, Simon Hughes, Dr Brian Iddon, Shona McIsaac, Mr Mark Oaten, Joyce Quin, Mr Malcolm Savidge, Jon Trickett, Keith Vaz and Dr Rudi Vis.

14Draft Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001 (Amendment) Order 2005,—The Committee of Selection has discharged Ms Hazel Blears, Mr John Heppell, Joan Ruddock and Tony Worthington from the Twelfth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the draft Order) and nominated in substitution Mr Graham Allen, Caroline Flint, Gillian Merron and Gareth Thomas (Clwyd West).

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15Draft Immigration (Leave to Enter and Remain) (Amendment) Order 2005:

(1) The Speaker has allocated the draft Order to the Twelfth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation; and

(2) the Committee of Selection has nominated sixteen Members to serve on the Committee: Mr Desmond Browne, Mr Alistair Carmichael, Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, Mr Ian Davidson, Mr David Drew, Mr Neil Gerrard, Jane Griffiths, Mr John Heppell, Mr Douglas Hogg, Mr Kevan Jones, Mr Humfrey Malins, Kali Mountford, Mr Denis Murphy, Mr Mark Oaten, Bob Spink and Derek Wyatt.

16Draft Employment Zones (Allocation to Contractors) Pilot Regulations 2005:

(1) The Speaker has allocated the draft Regulations to the Thirteenth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation; and

(2) the Committee of Selection has nominated sixteen Members to serve on the Committee: Mr Tim Boswell, Mrs Helen Clark, Valerie Davey, Mrs Janet Dean, Mr John Grogan, Paul Holmes, Huw Irranca-Davies, Jane Kennedy, Mr John MacDougall, Margaret Moran, Dr Doug Naysmith, Mr John Randall, Sir Peter Tapsell, Steve Webb, Mr John Wilkinson and Tony Worthington.

17Draft District Policing Partnerships (Northern Ireland) Order 2005,—The Committee of Selection has discharged Mr Eddie McGrady from the Fourteenth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the draft Order) and nominated in substitution Mr Seamus Mallon.

18Draft Special Educational Needs and Disability (Northern Ireland) Order 2005:

(1) The Speaker has allocated the draft Order to the Fourteenth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation; and

(2) the Committee of Selection has nominated twenty Members to serve on the Committee: Mr Richard Allan, Mr David Atkinson, Tony Baldry, Mr Roy Beggs, Mr Harold Best, Mr Vernon Coaker, Mr Jim Cousins, Mr Jeffrey M. Donaldson, Mrs Louise Ellman, Paul Farrelly, Mr Barry Gardiner, Mr Tom Harris, Mr Mark Hoban, Ian Lucas, Mr Peter Luff, Rosemary McKenna, Mr Seamus Mallon, Sandra Osborne, Mr James Plaskitt and Iain Wright.

APPENDIX III

Reports from Select Committees

1Draft Mental Health Bill,—Report from the Joint Committee on the Draft Mental Health Bill, together with Appendices to the Minutes of Proceedings of the Joint Committee [No. 95] [Mr David Hinchliffe].

2Education and Skills,—Fifth Report from the Education and Skills Committee [Secondary Education], together with Appendices to the Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 86] [Mr Barry Sheerman].

3Environment, Food and Rural Affairs,—Fourth Report from the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee [Waste Policy and the Landfill Directive], together with Appendices to the Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 102] [Mr Michael Jack].

4Environmental Audit,—(1) First Special Report from the Environmental Audit Committee [Government's Reply to the Twelfth Report from the Committee, Session 2003–04, on Environmental Crime: Wildlife Crime]; to be printed [No. 438]; and

(2) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee [Sustainable Procurement Policy]; to be printed [No. 266-ii]

[Mr Peter Ainsworth].

5Human Rights,—Twelfth Report from the Joint Committee on Human Rights [Scrutiny: Fifth Progress Report], together with Appendices; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 437] [Kevin McNamara].

6International Development,—(1) Third Report from the International Development Committee [DFID's bilateral programme of assistance to India], together with Appendices to the Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 124-I and -II]; and

(2) Memoranda laid before the Committee [DFID's bilateral programme of assistance to India]

[Tony Baldry].

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7Northern Ireland Affairs,—(1) Second Special Report from the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee [Government's Response to the First Report from the Committee, Session 2004–05, on Electoral Registration in Northern Ireland]; to be printed [No. 448]; and

(2) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee [Reconciliation: Ways of dealing with Northern Ireland's past]; to be printed [No. 303-ix]

[Rev. Martin Smyth].

8Procedure,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Procedure Committee [Sub Judice Rule of the House of Commons]; to be printed [No. 125-iv] [Sir Nicholas Winterton].

9Public Accounts,—(1) Tenth Report from the Committee of Public Accounts [Welfare to Work: tackling the barriers to employment of older people]; to be printed, together with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 439];

(2) Eleventh Report from the Committee [Improving public transport in England through light rail]; to be printed, together with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 440];

(3) Twelfth Report from the Committee [Helping farm businesses in England]; to be printed, together with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 441];

(4) Thirteenth Report from the Committee [OFGEM: The Social Action Plan and the Energy Efficiency Commitment]; to be printed, together with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 442];

(5) Fourteenth Report from the Committee [Department for International Development responding to HIV/AIDS]; to be printed, together with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 443];

(6) Fifteenth Report from the Committee [Managing risks to improve public services]; to be printed, together with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 444];

(7) Sixteenth Report from the Committee [Improving emergency care in England]; to be printed, together with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 445];

(8) Seventeenth Report from the Committee [London Underground Public Private Partnerships]; to be printed, together with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 446]; and

(9) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee [Fraud and error in benefits expenditure]; to be printed [No. 447-i]

[Mr Edward Leigh].

10Science and Technology,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Science and Technology Committee [Strategic science provision in English Universities]; to be printed [No. 220-iv] [Dr Ian Gibson].

11Transport,—(1) Fifth Report from the Transport Committee [Rural Railways], with the Appendices to the Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 169-I and -II];

(2) Sixth Report from the Committee [The Performance of the London Underground], with the Appendices to the Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 94]; and

(3) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee [The Future of Light Rail And Modern Trams in Britain]; to be printed [No. 378-ii]

[Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody].

12Treasury,—Fourth Report from the Treasury Committee [Excise Duty Fraud], with Appendices to the Minutes of Evidence taken before the Sub-Committee; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 126] [Mr John McFall].

13Work and Pensions,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Work and Pensions Committee [Social Security Advisory Committee]; to be printed [No. 423] [Sir Archy Kirkwood].

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[No. 51; WH, No. 30]

Wednesday 9th March 2005.

The House sitting in Westminster Hall

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

Adjournment,—A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That the sitting be now adjourned—(Mr Nick Ainger);

And the sitting having continued for two and a half hours after Two o'clock, it was adjourned without Question put, till to-morrow.

[Adjourned at 4.45 p.m.


[No. 52.]

Thursday 10th March 2005.

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

PRAYERS.

1Crossrail Bill,—Mr Speaker laid upon the Table a Report from one of the Examiners of Petitions for Private Bills, pursuant to Order [23rd February], That in the case of the Crossrail Bill, certain Standing Orders are applicable.

Furthermore, of those which are applicable, Standing Orders 4, 4A, 10, 11, 12, 12A, 13, 19, 21, 27, 27A, 31, 32, 33, 35, 36, 37, 41, 42, 43, 45 and 47 have not been complied with.

Report referred to the Standing Orders Committee.

2Fourteenth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,—Mr Edward O'Hara reported from the Fourteenth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the draft District Policing Partnerships (Northern Ireland) Order 2005.

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

3Fifteenth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,—David Taylor reported from the Fifteenth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the draft Renewables Obligation Order 2005.

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

4Seventeenth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,—Mr Peter Pike reported from the Seventeenth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the draft Occupational Pension Schemes (Modification of Pension Protection Provisions) Regulations 2005.

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

5Eighteenth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,—Mr Eric Forth reported from the Eighteenth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the draft Social Security (Contributions) (Re-Rating and National Insurance Funds Payments) Order 2005.

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

6European Standing Committee C,—Mr Martin Caton reported from European Standing Committee C the following Resolution:

That the Committee takes note of European Union Document No. 13931/04, draft Council Regulation applying a generalised system of preferences (GSP); welcomes the Government's contribution towards the European Union's efforts towards across-the-board simplification of the GSP; welcomes the benefits that the new scheme will offer developing countries, particularly those affected by the Indian Ocean tsunami; welcomes the added incentives for sustainable development and good governance; urges the EU to bring forward proposals for the simplification and liberalisation of the rules of origin for the GSP; and approves the proposed Regulation.

Resolution to lie upon the Table.

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

7Consolidated Fund (Appropriation) Bill,—The Order of the day being read, for the Second Reading of the Consolidated Fund (Appropriation) Bill;

And a Motion being made, and the Question being put forthwith pursuant to Standing Order No. 56 (Consolidated Fund Bills), That the Bill be now read a second time:— It was agreed to.

The Bill was accordingly read a second time.

And the Question being put forthwith, That the Bill be now read the third time:— It was agreed to.

The Bill was accordingly read the third time, and passed.

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8Support for Members who have chosen not to take their Seats,—A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That for a period of suspension of one year commencing on 1st April 2005 the Resolution of the House of 18th December 2001 relating to Members who have chosen not to take their seats and thus do not qualify to participate in proceedings in Parliament shall not have effect in so far as it provides for their claiming support for their costs under the provisions of the Resolutions of this House relating to Members' Allowances, Insurance etc., and the allowances relating to travel within the United Kingdom for Members, their families and staff—(Mr Peter Hain);

An Amendment ((a)) was proposed to the Question, in line 1, to leave out the words ‘for a period of suspension of one year commencing on' and insert the words ‘as from', instead thereof.—(Mr Oliver Heald.)

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

The House divided.

Tellers for the Ayes, Mr John Randall, Mr Mark Prisk: 170.

Tellers for the Noes, Bridget Prentice, Mr Tom Watson: 358.

So the Question was negatived.

And it being more than three hours after the commencement of proceedings on the Motion, the Deputy Speaker, pursuant to Order [7th March], put the remaining Questions required to be put at that hour.

Another Amendment ((b)) was proposed to the Question, in line 5, to leave out from the word ‘effect' to the end of the Question.—(Mr David Lidington.)

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

The House divided.

Tellers for the Ayes, Mr John Randall, Mr Mark Prisk: 171.

Tellers for the Noes, Mr Tom Watson, Bridget Prentice: 357.

So the Question was negatived.

And the Main Question being put;

Resolved, That for a period of suspension of one year commencing on 1st April 2005 the Resolution of the House of 18th December 2001 relating to Members who have chosen not to take their seats and thus do not qualify to participate in proceedings in Parliament shall not have effect in so far as it provides for their claiming support for their costs under the provisions of the Resolutions of this House relating to Members' Allowances, Insurance etc., and the allowances relating to travel within the United Kingdom for Members, their families and staff.

9Message from the Lords,—A Message was brought from the Lords, as follows:

The Lords insist on certain of their Amendments to the Prevention of Terrorism Bill to which this House has disagreed, for which insistence they assign their Reasons; they agree to certain Amendments made by this House to certain Lords Amendments and disagree to certain other Amendments made by this House to Lords Amendments, for which disagreement they assign their Reasons; they do not insist on certain other Amendments to which this House has disagreed but propose Amendments in lieu thereof; and they do not insist on their remaining Amendments to which this House has disagreed.

10Prevention of Terrorism Bill,—Lords Reasons for disagreeing to certain Commons Amendments to Lords Amendments to the Prevention of Terrorism Bill, Lords Amendments in lieu of Lords Amendments disagreed to, and Lords Reasons for insisting on some of their Amendments to the Prevention of Terrorism Bill to be printed [Bill 83].

The Deputy Speaker suspended the sitting, pursuant to Order [7th March].

11Business of the House,—A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 15 (Exempted business), That, at this day's sitting, consideration of any Lords Messages that may be received may be proceeded with, though opposed, until any hour—(Bridget Prentice):—It was agreed to.

12Prevention of Terrorism Bill,—The House, pursuant to Order [yesterday], proceeded forthwith to consider the Lords Message [this day] relating to the Prevention of Terrorism Bill.

A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That this House insists on its Amendments Nos. 1A and 1B to Lords Amendment No. 1, insists on its disagreement to Lords Amendments Nos. 12, 13, 15, 17, 22, 28 and 37 and insists on its Amendments Nos. 37A to 37O, disagrees to Lords Amendments Nos. 37Q to 37T proposed in lieu of Lords Amendment No. 8 and proposes Amendments (a) to (f) to the words restored to the Bill by its insistence on its disagreement to Lords Amendment No. 17—(Mr Secretary Clarke);

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And it being one hour after the commencement of proceedings on the Lords Message, the Deputy Speaker put the Question, pursuant to Order [yesterday].

The House divided.

Tellers for the Ayes, Gillian Merron, Paul Clark: 320.

Tellers for the Noes, Mr Roger Williams, Mr John Randall: 226.

So the Question was agreed to.

The Deputy Speaker then put the remaining Questions to be disposed of at that hour.

A Motion was made, and the Question being put, That this House insists on its disagreement to Lords Amendments Nos. 27, 31 and 32 but proposes Amendments (a) and (b) to the Bill in lieu of those Amendments—(Ms Hazel Blears);

The House divided.

Tellers for the Ayes, Gillian Merron, Paul Clark: 327.

Tellers for the Noes, Mr Alan Reid, Mr Mark Prisk: 212.

So the Question was agreed to.

A Motion was made, and the Question being put, That this House disagrees with Lords Amendment No. 33D and proposes its Amendments Nos. 33A to 33C in lieu—(Ms Hazel Blears);

The House divided.

Tellers for the Ayes, Gillian Merron, Paul Clark: 324.

Tellers for the Noes, Mr John Randall, Mr Alan Reid: 217.

So the Question was agreed to.

A Motion was made, and the Question being put, That this House insists on its disagreement to Lords Amendments Nos. 38, 39 and 40, insists on its Amendments Nos. 42A and 42B, does not insist on its Amendment No. 42C, agrees to Lords Amendment No. 42D and disagrees with Lords Amendment No. 42E—(Ms Hazel Blears);

The House divided.

Tellers for the Ayes, Gillian Merron, Paul Clark: 323.

Tellers for the Noes, Richard Younger-Ross, Mr Mark Prisk: 219.

So the Question was agreed to.

A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 83H (Programme orders: reasons committee), That a Committee be appointed to draw up a Reason to be assigned to the Lords for disagreeing to their Amendment No. 42E;

That Ms Hazel Blears, Mr Dominic Grieve, Mr David Heath, Mr John Heppell and Kali Mountford be members of the Committee;

That Ms Hazel Blears be the Chairman of the Committee;

That three be the Quorum of the Committee; and

That the Committee do withdraw immediately—(Mr John Heppell):—It was agreed to.

13Prevention of Terrorism Bill,—Ms Hazel Blears reported from the Committee appointed to draw up a Reason to be assigned to the Lords for disagreeing to one of their Amendments to the Prevention of Terrorism Bill, That it had drawn up the following Reason, which it had directed her to report to the House:

The Commons disagree to Lords Amendment No. 42E for the following Reason:

Because it is necessary that there be appropriate rules of court in relation to control order proceedings and relevant appeal proceedings at all times.

The Reason was agreed to.

Message to the Lords to communicate the said Reason, with the Bill and Amendments.

The Deputy Speaker suspended the sitting, pursuant to Order [7th March].

Friday 11th March 2005

14Message from the Lords,—A Message was brought from the Lords, as follows:

The Lords insist on certain of their Amendments to the Prevention of Terrorism Bill, to which this House has insisted on its disagreement, for which insistence they assign their Reasons; they insist on certain of their Amendments to which this House has disagreed, for which insistence they assign their Reasons; they disagree to the Amendments proposed by this House in lieu of the Lords Amendments, for which disagreement they assign their Reason; they do not insist on their remaining Amendments to which this House has disagreed; and they agree to the remaining Amendments made by this House on which this House had insisted.

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15Prevention of Terrorism Bill,—Lords Reasons for insisting on certain of their Amendments to the Prevention of Terrorism Bill and for disagreeing to certain Commons Amendments in lieu to be printed [Bill 84].

16Prevention of Terrorism Bill,—The House, pursuant to Order [9th March], proceeded forthwith to consider the Lords Message [this day] relating to the Prevention of Terrorism Bill.

A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That this House insists on its Amendments Nos. 1A and 1B to Lords Amendment No. 1, insists on its disagreement to Lords Amendments Nos. 12, 13, 15, 17, 22, 28 and 37 and insists on its Amendments Nos. 37A to 37C and 37E to 37O, does not insist on its Amendment No. 37D, insists on its disagreement to Lords Amendments Nos. 37Q to 37T proposed in lieu of Lords Amendment No. 8 and insists on its Amendments No. 17H to 17M to the words restored to the Bill by its insistence on its disagreement to Lords Amendment No. 17 and proposes Amendment (a) in lieu—(Ms Hazel Blears);

And it being one hour after the commencement of proceedings on the Lords Message, the Deputy Speaker put the Question, pursuant to Order [9th March].

The House divided.

Tellers for the Ayes, Margaret Moran, James Purnell: 298.

Tellers for the Noes, Bob Russell, Mr Peter Atkinson: 216.

So the Question was agreed to.

The Deputy Speaker then put the remaining Questions to be disposed of at that hour.

A Motion was made, and the Question being put, That this House insists on its disagreement with the Lords in their Amendments Nos. 27, 31 and 32 and on its Amendments Nos. 27C and 27D in lieu and proposes Amendment (a) in lieu—(Ms Hazel Blears);

The House divided.

Tellers for the Ayes, James Purnell, Margaret Moran: 310.

Tellers for the Noes, Mr Mark Prisk, Mr Alan Reid: 207.

So the Question was agreed to.

A Motion was made, and the Question being put, That this House disagrees with Lords Amendment No. 33D and insists on its Amendment No. 33C in lieu, does not insist on its Amendments Nos. 33A and 33B and proposes Amendments (a) and (b) in lieu—(Ms Hazel Blears);

The House divided.

Tellers for the Ayes, Margaret Moran, Gillian Merron: 307.

Tellers for the Noes, Mr Roger Williams, Mr Crispin Blunt: 212.

So the Question was agreed to.

The Deputy Speaker suspended the sitting, pursuant to Order [7th March].

17Message from the Lords,—A Message was brought from the Lords, as follows:

The Lords insist on their Amendments to the Prevention of Terrorism Bill to which this House has insisted on its disagreement; they insist on their disagreement to the Amendments proposed by this House on which this House had insisted; and they disagree to the Amendments proposed by this House in lieu, for which insistences and disagreements they assign their Reasons.

18Prevention of Terrorism Bill,—Lords Reasons for insisting on their Amendments to the Prevention of Terrorism Bill, for insisting on their disagreement to Commons Amendments and for disagreeing to Commons Amendments in lieu to be printed [Bill 85].

19Prevention of Terrorism Bill,—The House, pursuant to Order [9th March], proceeded forthwith to consider the Lords Message [this day] relating to the Prevention of Terrorism Bill.

A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That this House insists on its Amendments Nos. 1A and 1B to Lords Amendment No. 1, insists on its disagreement to Lords Amendments Nos. 12, 13, 15, 17, 22, 28 and 37 and insists on its Amendments Nos. 37A to 37C and 37E to 37O, does not insist on its Amendment No. 37V, insists on its disagreement to Lords Amendments Nos. 37Q to 37T proposed in lieu of Lords Amendment No. 8 and insists on its Amendments Nos. 17H to 17M to the words restored to the Bill by its insistence on its disagreement to Lords Amendment No. 17 and proposes Amendment (a) in lieu—(Mr Secretary Clarke);

And it being one hour after the commencement of proceedings on the Lords Message, the Deputy Speaker put the Question, pursuant to Order [9th March].

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The House divided.

Tellers for the Ayes, Bridget Prentice, Mr Vernon Coaker: 301.

Tellers for the Noes, Mr David Ruffley, Bob Russell: 211.

So the Question was agreed to.

The Deputy Speaker then put the remaining Questions to be disposed of at that hour.

A Motion was made, and the Question being put, That this House insists on its disagreement with the Lords in their Amendments Nos. 27, 31, and 32 and on its Amendments Nos. 27C and 27D in lieu, does not insist on its Amendment No. 32D and proposes Amendment (a) in lieu—(Ms Hazel Blears);

The House divided.

Tellers for the Ayes, Bridget Prentice, Mr Vernon Coaker: 307.

Tellers for the Noes, Mr David Ruffley, Mr Roger Williams: 203.

So the Question was agreed to.

A Motion was made, and the Question being put, That this House disagrees with Lords Amendment No. 33D and insists on its Amendments Nos. 33C and 33G in lieu, does not insist on its Amendment No. 33F and proposes Amendments (a) and (b) in lieu—(Ms Hazel Blears);

The House divided.

Tellers for the Ayes, Bridget Prentice, Mr Vernon Coaker: 307.

Tellers for the Noes, Mr Alan Reid, Mr Crispin Blunt: 216.

So the Question was agreed to.

The Deputy Speaker suspended the sitting, pursuant to Order [7th March].

20Message from the Lords,—A Message was brought from the Lords, as follows:

The Lords insist on an Amendment to the Prevention of Terrorism Bill to which this House has disagreed and disagree with this House in its Amendments in lieu thereof, for which insistence and disagreement they assign their Reason; they do not insist on an Amendment to which this House has disagreed, disagree to the Amendment proposed by this House in lieu but propose an Amendment in lieu thereof; and they do not insist on certain other of their Amendments to which this House has insisted on its disagreement and agree without Amendment to the Amendments proposed by this House in lieu thereof.

21Prevention of Terrorism Bill,—Lords Reason for insisting on a Lords Amendment and for insisting on their disagreement to Commons Amendments in lieu and Lords Amendment in lieu to the Prevention of Terrorism Bill to be printed [Bill 86].

22Prevention of Terrorism Bill,—The House, pursuant to Order [9th March], proceeded forthwith to consider the Lords Message [this day] relating to the Prevention of Terrorism Bill.

A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That this House insists on its Amendments Nos. 1A and 1B to Lords Amendment No. 1, insists on its disagreement to Lords Amendments Nos. 12, 13, 15, 17, 22, 28 and 37 and insists on its Amendments Nos. 37A to 37C and 37E to 37O and 37X, insists on its disagreement to Lords Amendments Nos. 37Q, 37S and 37T proposed in lieu of Lords Amendment No. 8, insists on its Amendments Nos. 17H to 17M to the words restored to the Bill by its insistence on its disagreement to Lords Amendment No. 17 and disagrees with Lords Amendment No. 37Y—(Mr Secretary Clarke);

And it being one hour after the commencement of proceedings on the Lords Message, the Speaker put the Question, pursuant to Order [9th March].

The House divided.

Tellers for the Ayes, Paul Clark, Mr Vernon Coaker: 321.

Tellers for the Noes, Mr Peter Atkinson, Mr Roger Williams: 215.

So the Question was agreed to.

The Speaker then put the remaining Questions to be disposed of at that hour.

A Motion was made, and the Question being put, That this House insists on its disagreement with Lords Amendment No. 33D and insists on its Amendments Nos. 33C, 33G and 33J in lieu, does not insist on its Amendment No. 33I and proposes Amendment (a) in lieu—(Ms Hazel Blears);

The House divided.

Tellers for the Ayes, Joan Ryan, Paul Clark: 325.

Tellers for the Noes, Bob Russell, Mr Peter Atkinson: 196.

So the Question was agreed to.

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A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 83H (Programme orders: reasons committee), That a Committee be appointed to draw up a Reason to be assigned to the Lords for disagreeing to their Amendment No. 37Y;

That Ms Hazel Blears, Mr Dominic Grieve, Mr David Heath, Mr John Heppell and Kali Mountford be members of the Committee;

That Ms Hazel Blears be the Chairman of the Committee;

That three be the Quorum of the Committee; and

That the Committee do withdraw immediately—(Mr John Heppell):—It was agreed to.

23Prevention of Terrorism Bill,—Ms Hazel Blears reported from the Committee appointed to draw up a Reason to be assigned to the Lords for disagreeing to one of their Amendments to the Prevention of Terrorism Bill, That it had drawn up the following Reason, which it had directed her to report to the House:

The Commons disagree to Lords Amendment No. 37Y for the following Reason:

Because it is necessary and appropriate to make different provision for derogating control orders and non-derogating control orders.

The Reason was agreed to.

Message to the Lords to communicate the said Reason, with the Bill and Amendments.

The Deputy Speaker suspended the sitting, pursuant to Order [7th March].

24Message from the Lords,—A Message was brought from the Lords, as follows:

The Lords do not insist on their Amendment to the Prevention of Terrorism Bill to which this House has disagreed and do agree with this House in its Amendments in lieu thereof; they do not insist on an Amendment in lieu of certain other Lords Amendments to which this House had disagreed, and do agree to the Amendments proposed by this House in lieu thereof; and they agree to the Amendments proposed by this House to words so restored to the Bill.

25Royal Assent,—The Speaker notified the House, in accordance with the Royal Assent Act 1967, That Her Majesty had signified her Royal Assent to the following Act, agreed upon by both Houses:

Prevention of Terrorism Act 2005.

26Public Petitions,—A Public Petition from Bicester residents against the granting of planning permission for accommodation centres for asylum seekers against the decision of local councillors was presented and read; and ordered to lie upon the Table and to be printed.

27Adjournment,—Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.—(Jim Fitzpatrick.)

And accordingly, the House, having continued to sit till eight minutes to Eight o'clock on Friday evening, adjourned till Monday 14th March.

[Adjourned at 7.52 p.m.


APPENDIX I

Papers presented or laid upon the Table:

Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution:

1Climate Change Levy,—(1) Draft Climate Change Levy (Combined Heat and Power Stations) Regulations 2005; and

(2) draft Climate Change Levy (Fuel Use and Recycling Processes) Regulations 2005

[by Act], with Explanatory Memoranda thereon [by Command] [John Healey].

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

2Agriculture,—Environmental Stewardship (England) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 621), dated 8th March 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Secretary Margaret Beckett].

3Animals,—TSE (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 556), dated 7th March 2005 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Reid].

4British Nationality,—British Nationality (Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 651), dated 10th March 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Secretary Clarke].

5Charities,—Charities (Accounts and Reports) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 572), dated 7th March 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Secretary Clarke].

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6Children and Young Persons,—(1) Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (Membership, Committee and Procedure) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 433), dated 1st March 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Secretary Ruth Kelly];

(2) Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (Reviewed Case Referral) (Amendment) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 605), dated 9th March 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr David Lammy];

(3) Day Care and Child Minding (Inspections) (Prescribed Matters) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 482), dated 4th March 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Secretary Ruth Kelly];

(4) National Assembly for Wales (Conduct of Litigation and Exercise of Rights of Audience) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 607), dated 9th March 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr David Lammy]; and

(5) National Care Standards Commission (Commission for Social Care Inspection) (Fees and Frequency of Inspections) (Adoption Agencies) (Amendment) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 640), dated 10th March 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Secretary Ruth Kelly].

7Criminal Law,—(1) Discharge of Fines by Unpaid Work (Pilot Schemes) (Amendment) Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 563), dated 6th March 2005; and

(2) Penalties for Disorderly Behaviour (Form of Penalty Notice) (Amendment) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 630), dated 10th March 2005

[by Act], with Explanatory Memoranda thereon [by Command] [Mr Secretary Clarke].

8Education,—(1) Education (School Teachers' Pay and Conditions) Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 539); and

(2) LEA Budget, Schools Budget and Individual Schools Budget (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 526),

dated 8th March 2005 [by Act], with Explanatory Memoranda thereon [by Command] [Secretary Ruth Kelly].

9Electronic Communications,—Communications (Television Licensing) (Amendment) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 606), dated 7th March 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Secretary Tessa Jowell].

10Employment,—Information and Consultation of Employees Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2005 (S.R. (N.I.), 2005, No. 47), dated 23rd February 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Secretary Murphy].

11Family Proceedings,—(1) Family Proceedings (Amendment No. 3) Rules 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 559), dated 8th March 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr David Lammy]; and

(2) Family Proceedings Courts (Children Act 1989) (Amendment No. 3) Rules 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 585), dated 9th March 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Christopher Leslie].

12Financial Services and Markets,—(1) Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Exemption) (Amendment) Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 592);

(2) Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 593); and

(3) Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Stakeholder Products) (Amendment) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 594),

dated 9th March 2005 [by Act], with Explanatory Memoranda thereon [by Command] [Mr Stephen Timms].

13Food,—(1) Colours in Food (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 519), dated 4th March 2005; and

(2) Smoke Flavourings (England) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 464), dated 2nd March 2005

[by Act] [Mr Secretary Reid].

14Gender Recognition,—(1) Gender Recognition (Application Fees) Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 638); and

(2) Gender Recognition (Disclosure of Information) (England, Wales and Northern Ireland) Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 635),

dated 9th March 2005 [by Act], with Explanatory Memoranda thereon [by Command] [Mr David Lammy].

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15Highways,—Traffic Management (Strategic Roads in Greater London) Designation Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 476), dated 4th March 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Secretary Darling].

16Immigration,—(1) Asylum and Immigration (Fast Track Time Limits) Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 561), dated 7th March 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] Mr David Lammy];

(2) Asylum and Immigration Tribunal (Fast Track Procedure) Rules 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 560), dated 7th March 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr David Lammy];

(3) Immigration Employment Document (Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 627), dated 10th March 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Secretary Clarke];

(4) Immigration (Leave to Remain) (Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 654), dated 10th March 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Secretary Clarke]; and

(5) Travel Documents (Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 653), dated 10th March 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Secretary Clarke].

17Immigration and Asylum,—Asylum Support (Interim Provisions) (Amendment) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 595), dated 9th March 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Secretary Clarke].

18Income Tax,—(1) Energy Act 2004 (Nuclear Decommissioning) (Exempt Activities and Further Conditions) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 644), dated 10th March 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Dawn Primarolo]; and

(2) Individual Savings Account (Amendment) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 609), dated 9th March 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Stephen Timms].

19Justices of the Peace,—Courts Act 2003 (Consequential Provisions) (No. 2) Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 617), dated 9th March 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Christopher Leslie].

20Land Drainage,—Welsh Local Flood Defence Scheme 1996 (Revocation) Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 548), dated 25th January 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Peter Hain].

21Legal Aid and Advice,—Civil Legal Aid (General) (Amendment) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 591), dated 9th March 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr David Lammy].

22Legal Services Commission,—(1) Community Legal Service (Financial) (Amendment) Regulations 2005 (S.I, 2005, No. 589), dated 9th March 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr David Lammy]; and

(2) Community Legal Service (Funding) (Amendment) Order 2005 (S.I, 2005, No. 571), dated 7th March 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Christopher Leslie].

23Local Government,—Local Government (Best Value) Performance Indicators and Performance Standards (England) Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 598), dated 7th March 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Secretary Prescott].

24Magistrates' Courts,—Collection of Fines (Pilot Schemes) (Amendment No. 2) Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 642), dated 9th March 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Christopher Leslie].

25Mental Health,—(1) Court of Protection (Amendment) Rules 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 667); and

(2) Court of Protection (Enduring Powers of Attorney) (Amendment) Rules 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 668),

dated 11th March 2005 [by Act], with Explanatory Memoranda thereon [by Command] [Mr Christopher Leslie].

26Merchant Shipping,—Merchant Shipping (Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 580), dated 7th March 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Secretary Darling].

27National Health Service,—(1) General Medical Services and Personal Medical Services Transitional and Consequential Provisions (Amendment) Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 518), dated 7th March 2005;

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(2) Health and Social Care (Community Health and Standards) Act 2003 (Commission for Healthcare Audit and Inspection) (Transitional Provisions) Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 631), dated 10th March 2005;

(3) Health and Social Care Information Centre (Establishment and Constitution) Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 499), dated 7th March 2005;

(4) Health and Social Care Information Centre Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 500), dated 7th March 2005;

(5) National Health Service (Charges for Drugs and Appliances) and (Travel Expenses and Remission of Charges) Amendment Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 578), dated 9th March 2005;

(6) National Health Service (Dental Charges) Amendment Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 576), dated 9th March 2005;

(7) National Health Service (General Ophthalmic Services Supplementary List) and (General Ophthalmic Services Amendment and Consequential Amendment) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 480), dated 2nd March 2005;

(8) National Health Service Liabilities Schemes Amendment Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 604), dated 9th March 2005;

(9) National Health Service Litigation Authority (Establishment and Constitution) Amendment Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 503), dated 8th March 2005;

(10) National Health Service (Optical Charges and Payments) and (General Ophthalmic Services) Amendment Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 483), dated 4th March 2005;

(11) National Health Service (Pharmaceutical Services) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 641), dated 10th March 2005;

(12) National Institute for Clinical Excellence (Amendment) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 498), dated 7th March 2005;

(13) National Institute for Clinical Excellence (Establishment and Constitution) Amendment Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 497), dated 7th March 2005;

(14) National Patient Safety Agency (Establishment and Constitution) Amendment Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 504), dated 7th March 2005;

(15) Road Traffic (NHS Charges) Amendment Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 475), dated 4th March 2005;

(16) Special Health Authorities Abolition Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 502), dated 7th March 2005;

(17) Sunderland Teaching Primary Care Trust (Transfer of Trust Property) Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 456), dated 2nd March 2005; and

(18) University Hospital of North Staffordshire National Health Service Trust (Transfer of Trust Property) Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 436), dated 2nd March 2005

[by Act] [Mr Secretary Reid].

28National Lottery,—Transformational Grants Joint Scheme (Authorisation) Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 608), dated 9th March 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Secretary Tessa Jowell].

29Pensions,—(1) Occupational and Personal Pension Schemes (General Levy) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 626), dated 9th March 2005;

(2) Pension Protection Fund (Entry Rules) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 590), dated 10th March 2005; and

(3) Register of Occupational and Personal Pension Schemes Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 597), dated 9th March 2005

[by Act], with Explanatory Memoranda thereon [by Command] [Mr Secretary Johnson].

30Police,—(1) Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (Codes of Practice) (Revisions to Code C) Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 602); and

(2) Police Authorities (Lay Justices Selection Panel) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 584),

dated 9th March 2005 [by Act], with Explanatory Memoranda thereon [by Command] [Mr Secretary Clarke].

31Public Audit,—(1) Public Audit (Wales) Act 2004 (Transfer of Property, Rights and Liabilities of the Audit Commission for Local Authorities and the National Health Service in England and Wales) Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 550); and

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(2) Public Audit (Wales) Act 2004 (Transfer of Property, Rights and Liabilities of the Comptroller and Auditor General) Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 552),

dated 4th March 2005 [by Act], with Explanatory Memoranda thereon [by Command] [Mr Peter Hain].

32Public Health,—(1) Commission for Healthcare Audit and Inspection (Fees and Frequency of Inspections) (Amendment) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 647), dated 10th March 2005; and

(2) Health Protection Agency Act 2004 (National Radiological Protection Board and Health Protection Agency Special Health Authority (Yr Asiantaeth Diogelu Lechyd)) (Consequential Provisions) Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 525), dated 7th March 2005

[by Act] [Mr Secretary Reid].

33Rating and Valuation,—(1) Central Rating List (England) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 551), dated 8th March 2005;

(2) Non-Domestic Rating (Alteration of Lists and Appeals) (England) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 659), dated 10th March 2005;

(3) Non-Domestic Rating (Communications and Light Railways) (England) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 549), dated 8th March 2005; and

(4) Non-Domestic Rating (Material Day for List Alterations) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 558), dated 10th March 2005

[by Act], with Explanatory Memoranda thereon [by Command] [Mr Secretary Prescott].

34Social Care,—(1) Care Standards Act 2000 (Relevant Registers of Social Workers) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 491), dated 5th March 2005; and

(2) Commission for Social Care Inspection (Fees and Frequency of Inspections) (Amendment) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 575), dated 8th March 2005

[by Act] [Mr Secretary Reid].

35Social Security,—(1) Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit (Miscellaneous Amendments) (No. 2) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 573), dated 8th March 2005;

(2) Income-related Benefits (Subsidy to Authorities) Amendment (No. 2) Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 535), dated 3rd March 2005;

(3) Social Security (Claims and Payments) Amendment Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 455), dated 3rd March 2005;

(4) Social Security (Deferral of Retirement Pensions) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 453), dated 3rd March 2005;

(5) Social Security (Graduated Retirement Benefit) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 454), dated 3rd March 2005;

(6) Social Security (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 574), dated 8th March 2005; and

(7) Social Security (Retirement Pensions etc.) (Transitional Provisions) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 469), dated 3rd March 2005

[by Act], with Explanatory Memoranda thereon [by Command] [Mr Secretary Johnson].

36Supreme Court (Northern Ireland),—(1) Crown Court (Amendment) Rules (Northern Ireland) 2005 (S.R. (N.I.), 2005, No. 80), dated 8th March 2005; and

(2) Crown Court (Prosecution Appeals) Rules (Northern Ireland) 2005 (S.R. (N.I.), 2005, No. 79), dated 9th March 2005

[by Act], with Explanatory Memoranda thereon [by Command] [Mr David Lammy].

37Supreme Court of England and Wales,—(1) Court Security Officers (Designation) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 588), dated 9th March 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Christopher Leslie]; and

(2) High Court and County Courts Jurisdiction (Amendment) Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 587), dated 9th March 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr David Lammy].

38Taxes,—Finance Act 2003, Section 66 (Prescribed Transactions) Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 645), dated 10th March 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Dawn Primarolo].

Other Papers:

39Development of Tourism,—Statement, dated 10th March 2005, of the salary of Viscountess Cobham as a Deputy Chair of the British Tourist Authority [by Act] [Secretary Tessa Jowell].

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40Intelligence Services,—Report by the Intelligence and Security Committee on The Handling of Detainees by UK Intelligence Personnel in Afghanistan, Guantanamo Bay and Iraq [by Command] [Cm. 6469] [The Prime Minister].

41Naval and Marine Pay and Pensions,—Naval and Marine Pay and Pensions (Pay and Allowances) Order 2005, dated 9th February 2005 [by Act] [Mr Christopher Leslie].

42Public Administration,—Government Response to the First Report from the Select Committee on Public Administration, Session 2004–05, on Government by Inquiry [by Command] [Cm. 6481] [Mr Christopher Leslie].

APPENDIX II

Standing Committees

1Draft Electoral Law Act (Northern Ireland) 1962 (Amendment) Order 2005, draft Electoral Law Act (Northern Ireland) 1962 (Amendment No. 2) Order 2005 and draft Electoral Law Act (Northern Ireland) 1962 (Amendment No. 3) Order 2005,—The Speaker has appointed Dame Marion Roe Chairman of the First Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the draft Orders.

2Draft Tax Information Exchange Agreement (Taxes on Income) (Guernsey) Order 2005, draft Tax Information Exchange Agreement (Taxes on Income) (Jersey) Order 2005 and draft Tax Information Exchange Agreement (Taxes on Income) (Isle of Man) Order 2005,—The Speaker has appointed Mr Nigel Beard Chairman of the Second Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the draft Orders.

3Draft Extradition Act 2003 (Part 3 Designation) (Amendment) Order 2005,—The Speaker has appointed Mr Martin Caton Chairman of the Third Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the draft Order.

4Draft Opticians Act 1989 (Amendment) Order 2005,—The Speaker has appointed Mr David Chidgey Chairman of the Fourth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the draft Order.

5Draft Government Resources and Accounts Act 2000 (Audit of Public Bodies) Order 2005,—The Speaker has appointed Mr John McWilliam Chairman of the Fifth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the draft Order.

6Draft Immigration and Asylum (Provision of Accommodation to Failed Asylum-Seekers) Regulations 2005,—The Speaker has appointed Mr David Chidgey Chairman of the Sixth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the draft Regulations 2005.

7Care of Cathedrals (Amendment) Measure, Church of England (Miscellaneous Provisions) Measure and Stipends (Cessation of Special Payments) Measure,—The Speaker has appointed Mrs Irene Adams Chairman of the Seventh Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the Measures.

8Draft Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Carrying on Regulated Activities by Way of Business) (Amendment) Order 2005 and draft Open-Ended Investment Companies (Amendment) Regulations 2005,—The Speaker has appointed Mr Nigel Beard Chairman of the Eighth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the draft Order and draft Regulations.

9Draft Child Trust Funds (Appeals) Regulations 2005, draft Child Trust Funds (Appeals) (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2005 and draft Social Security Commissioners (Procedure) (Child Trust Funds) Regulations 2005,—The Speaker has appointed Janet Anderson Chairman of the Ninth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the draft Regulations.

10Draft Non-Domestic Rating (Chargeable Amounts) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2005,—The Speaker has appointed David Taylor Chairman of the Tenth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the draft Regulations.

11Draft Criminal Procedure and Investigations Act 1996 (Code of Practice) Order 2005,—The Speaker has appointed Derek Conway Chairman of the Eleventh Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the draft Order.

12Draft Immigration (Leave to Enter and Remain) (Amendment) Order 2005,—The Speaker has appointed Mr John McWilliam Chairman of the Twelfth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the draft Order.

13Draft Employment Zones (Allocation to Contractors) Pilot Regulations 2005,—The Speaker has appointed Mr David Amess Chairman of the Thirteenth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the draft Regulations.

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14Draft District Policing Partnerships (Northern Ireland) Order 2005,—The Committee of Selection has discharged Mr Brian H. Donohoe, Mr Lindsay Hoyle and Mr Martin Salter from the Fourteenth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the draft Order) and nominated in substitution Kevin Brennan, Huw Irranca-Davies and Mr Anthony D. Wright.

15Draft Special Educational Needs and Disability (Northern Ireland) Order 2005,—The Speaker has appointed Mr Roger Gale Chairman of the Fourteenth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the draft Order.

16Draft Renewables Obligation Order 2005:

(1) The Speaker has appointed David Taylor as an additional Chairman of the Fifteenth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the draft Order; and

(2) The Committee of Selection has discharged Mr Robin Cook and Mr Geoffrey Robinson from the Fifteenth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the draft Order) and nominated in substitution Mr Khalid Mahmood and Iain Wright.

17Draft Occupational Pension Schemes (Modification of Pension Protection Provisions) Regulations 2005,—The Committee of Selection has discharged Alice Mahon from the Seventeenth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the draft Regulations) and nominated in substitution Dan Norris.

18Draft Social Security (Contributions) (Re-Rating and National Insurance Funds Payments) Order 2005,—The Committee of Selection has discharged Mr Robert Marshall-Andrews from the Eighteenth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the draft Order) and nominated in substitution John Austin.

European Standing Committees

19The Speaker has appointed Mr Mike Hancock Chairman of European Standing Committee B in respect of European Union Document No. 14223/04 on Creation of a Fundamental Rights Agency.

APPENDIX III

Reports from Select Committees

1Health,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Health Committee [Continuation Care]; to be printed [No. 399-i] [Mr David Hinchliffe].

2International Development,—(1) Minutes of Evidence taken before the International Development Committee, together with Appendices [Responses to the Asian tsunami disaster]; to be printed [No. 328-ii]; and

(2) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee [Development Assistance in Iraq]; to be printed [No. 244-ii]

[Tony Baldry].

3Public Administration,—(1) Fourth Report from the Select Committee on Public Administration [Choice, Voice and Public Services], together with the Appendices to the Minutes of Evidence; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 49-I and -III]; and

(2) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee [Civil Service Effectiveness]; to be printed [No. 307-iv]

[Tony Wright].

THE SPEAKER'S CERTIFICATE

 The Speaker certified that the Consolidated Fund (Appropriation) Bill is a Money Bill within the meaning of the Parliament Act 1911.

[No. 52; WH, No. 31]

Thursday 10th March 2005.

The House sitting in Westminster Hall

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

Adjournment (Working, Caring and Life Balance: Supporting Choice),—Resolved, That the sitting be now adjourned.—(Mr Vernon Coaker.)

And accordingly the sitting was adjourned till Tuesday 15th March.

[Adjourned at 5.47 p.m.


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