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[No. 134.]

Monday 6th October 2008.

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

PRAYERS.

1Death of a Member,—The Speaker made the following communication to the House:

I regret to have to report to the House the death of Mr John MacDougall, Member for Glenrothes. I am sure that Members on all sides of the House will join me in mourning the loss of a colleague and in extending our sympathy to the honourable Member’s family and friends.

2New Member makes Affirmation,—John Fingland Mason, Esquire, Member for Glasgow East, made the Affirmation required by law.

3Dormant Bank and Building Society Accounts Bill [Lords],—The Dormant Bank and Building Society Accounts Bill [Lords] was, according to Order, read a second time.

4Dormant Bank and Building Society Accounts Bill [Lords] (Programme),—A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 83A (Programme motions), That the following provisions shall apply to the Dormant Bank and Building Society Accounts Bill [Lords]:

Committal

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

Proceedings in Public Bill Committee

2. Proceedings in the Public Bill Committee shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion on Tuesday 21st October 2008.

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

Consideration and Third Reading

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

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

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

Other proceedings

7. Any other proceedings on the Bill (including any proceedings on consideration of any message from the Lords) may be programmed—(Mr Frank Roy):—It was agreed to.

5Dormant Bank and Building Society Accounts Bill [Lords] [Money],—Her Majesty’s Recommendation having been signified to the proposed Motion relating to Dormant Bank and Building Society Accounts Bill [Lords] [Money];

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

(1) the payment out of money provided by Parliament of any expenses of the Secretary of State attributable to the Act; and

(2) the payment of funds into the Consolidated Fund—(Mr Frank Roy):—It was agreed to.

6Public Petitions,—Public Petitions from—

(1) residents of Castle Point and others relating to Post Offices (Essex); and

(2) Mrs Jean Everett, the residents of Castle Point and others relating to planning and development (Essex)

were presented and read.

7Public Petition,—A Public Petition from the Bordon for Option 1 Group relating to planning and development (Hampshire) was presented.

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8Adjournment.

Subject: Regeneration of Southend (Mr David Amess).

Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.—(Helen Jones.)

And accordingly, the House, having continued to sit till two minutes to Ten o’clock, adjourned till to-morrow.

[Adjourned at 9.58 p.m.


APPENDIX I

Papers presented or laid upon the Table:

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

Wednesday 23rd July 2008

1Home Affairs,—Government Response to the Sixth Report from the Home Affairs Committee, Session 2007–08, on Domestic Violence, Forced Marriage and “Honour”-Based Violence [Cm. 7450] [Secretary Jacqui Smith].

Tuesday 29th July 2008

2Ministers for Women,—Paper, entitled Women’s Changing Lives: Priorities for the Ministers for Women: One Year On Progress Report [Cm. 7455] [Ms Harriet Harman].

Wednesday 30th July 2008

3Treaty Series (No. 9, 2008),—First Supplementary List of Ratifications, Accessions, Withdrawals, etc., for 2008 [Cm. 7458] [Secretary David Miliband].

Thursday 31st July 2008

4European Communities (No. 3, 2008),—Agreements, concluded between 2nd August and 4th September 2006, by the European Community and its Member States under Article XXI of the General Agreement on Trade in Services with Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, the Separate customs territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu (Chinese Taipei), Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Hong Kong China, India, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, the Philippines, Switzerland and the United States, on the necessary compensatory adjustments resulting from the accession of the Republic of Austria, the Republic of Finland, the Kingdom of Sweden, the Republic of Cyprus, the Czech Republic, the Republic of Estonia, the Republic of Hungary, the Republic of Latvia, the Republic of Lithuania, the Republic of Malta, the Republic of Poland, the Republic of Slovenia and the Slovak Republic to the European Union [Cm. 7430] [Secretary David Miliband].

Tuesday 5th August 2008

5Leader of the House of Commons,—Paper, entitled Audit and Assurance of MP’s Allowances [Cm. 7460] [Ms Harriet Harman].

Wednesday 6th August 2008

6European Union,—Government Response to the Fifteenth Report from the House of Lords European Union Committee, Session 2007–08, on The Passenger Name Record (PNR) Framework Decision [Cm. 7461] [Secretary Jacqui Smith].

Friday 8th August 2008

7Utilities,—Report of Energywatch for 2007–08 [Cm. 7317] [Mr Secretary Hutton].

Monday 11th August 2008

8Miscellaneous (No. 5, 2008),—Protocol, done at Kiev on 21st May 2003, on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers, with an Explanatory Memorandum [Cm. 7328] [Secretary David Miliband].

9Treaty Series (No. 10, 2008),—Supplementary Agreement, done at Canberra on 3rd November 2005, between the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Government of the Commonwealth of Australia concerning the Anglo-Australian Optical Telelscope, at Siding Spring, New South Wales, Australia [Cm. 7371] [Secretary David Miliband].

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Wednesday 13th August 2008

10Law Commission,—Report of the Law Commission on Housing: Encouraging Responsible Letting [Cm. 7456] [Secretary Jack Straw].

Thursday 21st August 2008

11Social Security Administration,—Report by the Industrial Injuries Advisory Council in accordance with Section 171 of the Social Security Administration Act 1992 considering prescription for osteoarthritis of the knee in coal miners [Cm. 7440] [Secretary James Purnell].

Wednesday 3rd September 2008

12Northern Ireland (Monitoring Commission etc.),—Nineteenth Report of the Independent Monitoring Commission [Cm. 7464] [Mr Secretary Woodward].

Monday 8th September 2008

13Miscellaneous (No. 7, 2008),—Council of Europe Convention, done at Warsaw on 16th May 2005, on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings, with an Explanatory Memorandum [Cm. 7465] [Secretary David Miliband].

Wednesday 10th September 2008

14European Community Finances,—Statement on the 2008 EC Budget and measures to counter fraud and financial mismanagement [Cm. 7462] [Kitty Ussher].

15Hong Kong,—Six-monthly Report on Hong Kong: 1 January–30 June 2008 [Cm. 7457] [Secretary David Miliband].

Monday 15th September 2008

16Social Security Administration,—Report by the Social Security Advisory Committee under section 174(1) of the Social Security Administration Act 1992 and the statement by the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions in accordance with Section 174(2) of that Act relating to the Social Security, Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit (Miscellaneous Amendments) (No. 4) Regulations 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2424) [Cm. 7469] [Secretary James Purnell].

Tuesday 16th September 2008

17Innovation, Schools and Universities,—Department for Innovation, Schools and Universities Minute, dated 16th September 2008, concerning waiving clawback of the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills’ interest in the Fulbright Commission’s Premises [Secretary John Denham].

Wednesday 17th September 2008

18European Union,—Government Response to the Seventeenth Report from the House of Lords European Union Committee, Session 2007–08, on Increasing the supply of donor organs within the European Union [Cm. 7466] [Secretary Alan Johnson].

Thursday 18th September 2008

19Communities and Local Government,—Government Response to the Eighth Report from the Communities and Local Government, Session 2007–08, on the Supply of Rented Housing [Cm. 7326] [Secretary Hazel Blears].

Friday 19th September 2008

20Miscellaneous (No. 8, 2008),—Amendment, made at Almaty on 27th May 2005, to the Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-Making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters [Cm. 7471] [Secretary David Miliband].

Thursday 25th September 2008

21Environment, Food and Rural Affairs,—Paper, entitled Taking forward the Marine Bill: The Government Response to pre-legislative scrutiny and public consultation [Cm. 7422] [Secretary Hilary Benn].

22Foreign Affairs,—Government Response to the Ninth Report from the Foreign Affairs Committee, Session 2007–08, on the Annual Report on Human Rights 2007 [Cm. 7463] [Secretary David Miliband].

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Friday 26th September 2008

23Justice,—Paper, entitled Judicial and Court Statistics 2007 [Cm. 7467] [Secretary Jack Straw].

Tuesday 30th September 2008

24Foreign Affairs,—Government Response to the Seventh Report from the Foreign Affairs Committee, Session 2007–08, on Overseas Territories [Cm. 7473] [Secretary David Miliband].

Friday 3rd October 2008

25Treaty Series (No. 11, 2008),—Agreement, done at Accra on 17th July 2008, between the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Government of the Republic of Ghana concerning the Transfer of Prisoners [Cm. 7479] [Secretary David Miliband].

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

Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution:

Tuesday 2nd September 2008

26Stamp Duty Land Tax,—Stamp Duty Land Tax (Variation of Part 4 of the Finance Act 2003) Regulations 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2338), dated 2nd September 2008, with an Explanatory Memorandum [Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer].

Monday 29th September 2008

27Value Added Tax,—Value Added Tax (Finance) (No. 2) Order 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2547), dated 29th September 2008, with an Explanatory Memorandum [Kitty Ussher].

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

Wednesday 23rd July 2008

28Customs,—Export Control (Democratic Republic of Congo) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 1964), dated 22nd July 2008, with an Explanatory Memorandum [Mr Secretary Hutton].

29Trade Marks,—(1) Community Trade Mark (Amendment) Regulations 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 1959); and

(2) Trade Marks (Fees) Rules 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 1958),

dated 21st July 2008, with Explanatory Memoranda thereon [Secretary John Denham].

Thursday 24th July 2008

30Commons,—(1) Commons Registration (England) Regulations 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 1961), dated 21st July 2008, with an Explanatory Memorandum and Impact Assessment; and

(2) Dartmoor Commons (Authorised Severance) Order 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 1962), dated 21st July 2008, with an Explanatory Memorandum

[Secretary Hilary Benn].

31Ecclesiastical Law,—(1) Ecclesiastical Judges, Legal Officers and Others (Fees) Order 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 1970), dated 4th July 2008;

(2) Legal Officers (Annual Fees) Order 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 1969), dated 4th July 2008; and

(3) Payments to the Churches Conservation Trust Order 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 1968), dated 3rd June 2008

[Clerk of the House].

Friday 25th July 2008

32Children and Young Persons,—(1) Early Years Foundation Stage (Learning and Development Requirements) (Amendment) Order 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 1952), dated 21st July 2008; and

(2) Early Years Foundation Stage (Welfare Requirements) (Amendment) Regulations 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 1953), dated 17th July 2008,

with Explanatory Memoranda and Impact Assessments thereon [Secretary Ed Balls].

33Health and Safety,—Adventure Activities Licensing (Amendment) Regulations 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 1973), dated 16th July 2008, with an Explanatory Memorandum [Secretary James Purnell].

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34Road Traffic,—Vehicle Drivers (Certificates of Professional Competence) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 1965), dated 21st July 2008, with an Explanatory Memorandum and Impact Assessment [Secretary Ruth Kelly].

Monday 28th July 2008

35Environmental Protection,—Non-Road Mobile Machinery (Emission of Gaseous and Particulate Pollutants) (Amendment) Regulations 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2011), dated 23rd July 2008, with an Explanatory Memorandum [Secretary Ruth Kelly].

36Road Traffic,—Tractor etc (EC Type-Approval) (Amendment) Regulations 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 1980), dated 23rd July 2008, with an Explanatory Memorandum [Secretary Ruth Kelly].

Tuesday 29th July 2008

37Pensions,—Personal and Occupational Pension Schemes (Amendment) Regulations 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 1979), dated 23rd July 2008, with an Explanatory Memorandum [Secretary James Purnell].

Wednesday 30th July 2008

38Police,—Ministry of Defence Police Appeal Tribunals (Amendment) Regulations 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2059), dated 29th July 2008, with an Explanatory Memorandum [Secretary Des Browne].

Thursday 31st July 2008

39Supreme Court of England and Wales,—Criminal Procedure (Amendment) Rules 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2076), dated 21st July 2008, with an Explanatory Memorandum [Secretary Jack Straw].

Friday 1st August 2008

40Agriculture,—Milk and Milk Products (Pupils in Educational Establishments) (England) Regulations 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2072), dated 24th July 2008, with an Explanatory Memorandum [Secretary Hilary Benn].

Monday 4th August 2008

41Police,—Police (Testing for Substance Misuse) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2008 (S.R. (N.I.), 2008, No. 325), dated 24th July 2008, with an Explanatory Memorandum [Mr Secretary Woodward].

42Public Passenger Transport,—Concessionary Bus Travel (Permits) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2091), dated 30th July 2008, with an Explanatory Memorandum [Secretary Ruth Kelly].

Tuesday 5th August 2008

43Lord Chief Justice,—Judicial Discipline (Prescribed Procedures) (Amendment) Regulations 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2098), dated 17th July 2008, with an Explanatory Memorandum [Secretary Jack Straw].

44Police,—Police (Retention and Disposal of Motor Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2096), dated 28th July 2008, with an Explanatory Memorandum and Impact Assessment [Secretary Jacqui Smith].

45Road Traffic,—(1) Removal, Storage and Disposal of Vehicles (Prescribed Sums and Charges) Regulations 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2095); and

(2) Road Traffic Act 1988 (Retention and Disposal of Seized Motor Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2097),

dated 28th July 2008, with Explanatory Memoranda and Impact Assessments thereon [Secretary Jacqui Smith].

Thursday 7th August 2008

46Local Government,—Local Government (Structural Changes) (Transitional Arrangements) Regulations 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2113), dated 4th August 2008, with an Explanatory Memorandum [Secretary Hazel Blears].

47Town and Country Planning,—Town and Country Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2093), dated 30th July 2008, with an Explanatory Memorandum and Impact Assessment [Secretary Hazel Blears].

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Friday 8th August 2008

48Education,—Education (Student Support) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2094), dated 31st July 2008, with an Explanatory Memorandum [Secretary John Denham].

49Health and Safety,—Export and Import of Dangerous Chemicals Regulations 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2108), dated 5th August 2008, with an Explanatory Memorandum [Secretary James Purnell].

50Public Health,—Vaccine Damage Payments (Specified Disease) Order 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2103), dated 5th August 2008, with an Explanatory Memorandum [Secretary James Purnell].

51Social Security,—(1) Social Security (Child Maintenance Amendments) Regulations 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2111);

(2) Social Security (Use of Information for Housing Benefit and Welfare Services Purposes) Regulations 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2112); and

(3) Welfare Reform Act (Relevant Enactment) Order 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2114),

dated 5th August 2008, with Explanatory Memoranda thereon [Secretary James Purnell].

52Transport,—Transport Tribunal (Amendment) Rules 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2142), dated 5th August 2008, with an Explanatory Memorandum [Secretary Jack Straw].

Monday 11th August 2008

53Education,—(1) Education (School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions) Order 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2155), dated 7th August 2008; and

(2) School Teachers’ Incentive Payments (England) Order 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2099), dated 2nd August 2008,

with Explanatory Memoranda thereon [Secretary Ed Balls].

54Police,—Police Act 1997 (Criminal Records) (Amendment) Regulations 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2143), dated 7th August 2008, with an Explanatory Memorandum [Secretary Jacqui Smith].

Thursday 14th August 2008

55Competition,—Enterprise Act 2002 (Bodies Designated to make Super-complaints) (Amendment) Order 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2161), dated 7th August 2008, with an Explanatory Memorandum [Mr Secretary Hutton].

56Excise,—(1) Excise Duties (Road Fuel Gas) (Reliefs) Regulations 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2167); and

(2) Excise Duties (Surcharges or Rebates) (Hydrocarbon Oils etc.) Order 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2168),

dated 13th August 2008, with Explanatory Memoranda thereon [Angela Eagle].

57Income Tax,—Income Tax (Qualifying Child Care) Regulations 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2170), dated 13th August 2008, with an Explanatory Memorandum [Jane Kennedy].

58Pensions,—Armed Forces and Reserve Forces (Compensation Scheme) (Amendment No. 2) Order 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2160), dated 12th August 2008, with an Explanatory Memorandum [Secretary Des Browne].

59Tax Credits,—Tax Credits (Miscellaneous Amendments) (No. 2) Regulations 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2169), dated 13th August 2008, with an Explanatory Memorandum [Jane Kennedy].

Friday 15th August 2008

60Consumer Protection,—Cosmetic Products (Safety) (Amendment) Regulations 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2173), dated 14th August 2008, with an Explanatory Memorandum and Impact Assessment [Mr Secretary Hutton].

61Criminal Law,—Crime and Disorder Act 1998 (Responsible Authorities) Order 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2163), dated 13th August 2008, with an Explanatory Memorandum [Secretary Jacqui Smith].

62Environmental Protection,—Batteries and Accumulators (Placing on the Market) Regulations 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2164), dated 8th August 2008, with an Explanatory Memorandum and Impact Assessment [Mr Secretary Hutton].

63Merchant Shipping,—(1) Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment) (Amendment) Regulations 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2166); and

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(2) Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Provision and Use of Work Equipment) (Amendment) Regulations 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2165),

dated 11th August 2008, with Explanatory Memoranda thereon [Secretary Ruth Kelly].

64Supreme Court of England and Wales,—Civil Procedure (Amendment) Rules 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2178), dated 7th August 2008, with an Explanatory Memorandum [Secretary Jack Straw].

Monday 18th August 2008

65Highways,—Dartford-Thurrock Crossing (Amendment) Regulations 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2171), dated 13th August 2008, with an Explanatory Memorandum [Secretary Ruth Kelly].

66Local Government,—Local Government (Structural Changes) (Transfer of Functions, Property, Rights and Liabilities) Regulations 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2176), dated 14th August 2008, with an Explanatory Memorandum [Secretary Hazel Blears].

67Road Traffic,—Traffic Signs (Amendment) Regulations and General Directions 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2177), dated 12th August 2008, with an Explanatory Memorandum and Impact Assessment [Secretary Ruth Kelly].

68Town and Country Planning,—Crossrail (Fees for Requests for Planning Approval) Regulations 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2175), dated 14th August 2008, with an Explanatory Memorandum and Impact Assessment [Secretary Ruth Kelly].

Tuesday 19th August 2008

69Disabled Persons,—Disability Discrimination (General Qualifications Bodies) (Relevant Qualifications, Reasonable Steps and Physical Features) (Amendment) Regulations 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2159), dated 11th August 2008, with an Explanatory Memorandum [Secretary Ed Balls].

70Trade Marks,—(1) Trade Marks (Fees) Revocation Rules 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2207); and

(2) Trade Marks (International Registration) Order 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2206),

dated 13th August 2008, with Explanatory Memoranda thereon [Secretary John Denham].

Wednesday 20th August 2008

71Wildlife,—Conservation (Natural Habitats, &c) (Amendment) (England and Wales) Regulations 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2172), dated 12th August 2008, with an Explanatory Memorandum [Secretary Hilary Benn].

Friday 22nd August 2008

72Public Procurement,—Public Contracts and Utilities (CPV Code Amendments) Regulations 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2256), dated 22nd August 2008, with an Explanatory Memorandum [Angela Eagle].

Wednesday 27th August 2008

73Consumer Protection,—(1) Gas and Electricity Regulated Providers (Redress Scheme) Order 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2268); and

(2) Postal Services Regulated Providers (Redress Scheme) Order 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2267),

dated 16th August 2008, with Explanatory Memoranda and Impact Assessments thereon [Mr Secretary Hutton].

74National Health Service,—National Health Service (Charges to Overseas Visitors) (Amendment) Regulations 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2251), dated 20th August 2008, with an Explanatory Memorandum [Secretary Alan Johnson].

75Road Traffic,—A1(M) Motorway and the M62 Motorway (Holmfield Interchange Link Roads) (Speed Limit) Regulations 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2262), dated 20th August 2008, with an Explanatory Memorandum [Secretary Ruth Kelly].

76Taxes,—(1) Tonnage Tax (Training Requirememnt) (Amendment) Regulations 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2264); and

(2) Vehicle Excise Duty (Immobilisation, Removal and Disposal of Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2266),

dated 20th August 2008, with Explanatory Memoranda thereon [Secretary Ruth Kelly].

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Thursday 28th August 2008

77Animals,—Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies (Fees) (England) Regulations 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2269), dated 22nd August 2008, with an Explanatory Memorandum and Impact Assessment [Secretary Hilary Benn].

78National Health Service,—Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Consequential Amendments and Transitory Provisions) Order 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2250), dated 20th August 2008, with an Explanatory Memorandum [Secretary Alan Johnson].

Friday 29th August 2008

79Animals,—Zoonoses and Animal By-Products (Fees) (England) Regulations 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2270), dated 22nd August 2008, with an Explanatory Memorandum and Impact Assessment [Secretary Hilary Benn].

80Social Security,—Social Fund (Applications and Miscellaneous Provisions) Regulations 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2265), dated 21st August 2008, with an Explanatory Memorandum [Secretary James Purnell].

81Town and Country Planning,—Town and Country Planning (Trees) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2260), dated 21st August 2008, with an Explanatory Memorandum and Impact Assessment [Secretary Hazel Blears].

Monday 1st September 2008

82Medicines,—Veterinary Medicines Regulations 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2297), dated 26th August 2008, with an Explanatory Memorandum and Impact Assessment [Secretary Hilary Benn].

83Trade Marks,—Trade Marks (Amendment) Rules 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2300), dated 28th August 2008, with an Explanatory Memorandum [Secretary John Denham].

Tuesday 2nd September 2008

84Health and Safety,—Health and Safety (Enforcing Authority for Railways and Other Guided Transport Systems) (Amendment) Regulations 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2323), dated 27th August 2008, with an Explanatory Memorandum [Secretary Ruth Kelly].

85Pensions,—Pensions Act 2007 (Actuarial Guidance) (Consequential Provisions) Order 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2301), dated 28th August 2008, with an Explanatory Memorandum [Secretary James Purnell].

86Stamp Duty Land Tax,—Stamp Duty Land Tax (Exemption of Certain Acquisitions of Residential Property) Regulations 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2339), dated 2nd September 2008, with an Explanatory Memorandum [Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer].

Wednesday 3rd September 2008

87Legal Services, Scotland,—Legal Services Act 2007 (Transitional, Savings and Consequential Provisions) (Scotland) Order 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2341), dated 29th August 2008, with an Explanatory Memorandum [Secretary Jack Straw].

88National Health Service,—(1) Care Equality Commission (Membership) Regulations 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2252), dated 20th August 2008; and

(2) National Health Service Pension Scheme and Injury Benefits (Amendment) Regulations 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2263), dated 22nd August 2008,

with Explanatory Memoranda thereon [Secretary Alan Johnson].

89Social Security,—Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit (Amendment) Regulations 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2299), dated 27th August 2008, with an Explanatory Memorandum [Secretary James Purnell].

Thursday 4th September 2008

90Agriculture,—Nitrate Pollution Prevention Regulations 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2349), dated 1st September 2008, with an Explanatory Memorandum and Impact Assessment [Secretary Hilary Benn].

91Building and Buildings,—Building (Electronic Communications) Order 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2334), dated 28th August 2008, with an Explanatory Memorandum and Impact Assessment [Secretary Hazel Blears].

92Rating and Valuation,—(1) Non-Domestic Rating (Communications Hereditaments) (Valuation, Alteration of Lists and Appeals and Material Day) (England) Regulations 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2333); and

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(2) Valuation for Rating (Plant and Machinery) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2332),

dated 28th August 2008, with Explanatory Memoranda thereon [Secretary Hazel Blears].

93Road Traffic,—Civil Enforment of Parking Contraventions (County of Buckinghamshire) (District of Wycombe) Designation Order 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2344), dated 1st September 2008, with an Explanatory Memorandum [Secretary Ruth Kelly].

Friday 5th September 2008

94Clean Air,—(1) Smoke Control Areas (Authorised Fuels) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2342); and

(2) Smoke Control Areas (Exempted Fireplaces) (England) (No. 2) Order 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2343),

dated 1st September 2008, with Explanatory Memoranda thereon [Secretary Hilary Benn].

95Disclosure of Information,—Serious Crime Act 2007 (Specified Anti-fraud Organisations) Order 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2353), dated 2nd September 2008, with an Explanatory Memorandum and Impact Assessment [Secretary Jacqui Smith].

96Health and Safety,—Chemicals (Hazard Information and Packaging for Supply) (Amendment) Regulations 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2337), dated 1st September 2008, with an Explanatory Memorandum and Impact Assessment [Secretary James Purnell].

97Police,—Police Support Staff (Transfer of Employment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2008 (S.R. (N.I.), 2008, No. 360), dated 22nd August 2008, with an Explanatory Memorandum [Mr Secretary Woodward].

98Sea Fisheries,—Sea Fishing (Recovery Measures) Order 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2347), dated 1st September 2008, with an Explanatory Memorandum and Impact Assessment [Secretary Hilary Benn].

99Wildlife,—(1) Wildlife and Countryside (Registration and Ringing of Certain Captive Birds) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2357); and

(2) Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (Variation of Schedule 4) (England) Order 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2356),

dated 1st September 2008, with Explanatory Memoranda and Impact Assessments thereon [Secretary Hilary Benn].

Monday 8th September 2008

100Housing,—(1) Houses in Multiple Occupation (Specified Educational Establishments) (England) Regulations 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2346); and

(2) Housing (Approval of a Code of Management Practice) (Student Accommodation) (England) Order 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2345),

dated 2nd September 2008, with Explanatory Memoranda thereon [Secretary Hazel Blears].

101Public Health,—Private and Voluntary Health Care (England) Amendment Regulations 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2352), dated 3rd September 2008, with an Explanatory Memorandum [Secretary Alan Johnson].

102Sea Fisheries,—Fal & Helford Designated Area (Fishing Restrictions) Order 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2360), dated 1st September 2008, with an Explanatory Memorandum and Impact Assessment [Secretary Hilary Benn].

Tuesday 9th September 2008

103Building and Buildings,—Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections) (England and Wales) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2363), dated 4th September 2008, with an Explanatory Memorandum and Impact Assessment [Secretary Hazel Blears].

104Channel Tunnel,—Channel Tunnel (International Arrangements) (Amendment) Order 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2366), dated 3rd September 2008, with an Explanatory Memorandum [Secretary Ruth Kelly].

105Road Traffic,—Removal and Disposal of Vehicles (Traffic Officers) (England) Regulations 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2367), dated 4th September 2008, with an Explanatory Memorandum and Impact Assessment [Secretary Ruth Kelly].

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Wednesday 10th September 2008

106Housing,—Housing (Right to Manage) (England) Regulations 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2361), dated 4th September 2008, with an Explanatory Memorandum and Impact Assessment [Secretary Hazel Blears].

107Plant Health,—Plant Health (England) (Amendment) Order 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2411), dated 9th September 2008, with an Explanatory Memorandum [Secretary Hilary Benn].

108Social Security,—Social Security (Miscellaneous Amendments) (No. 3) Regulations 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2365), dated 4th September 2008, with an Explanatory Memorandum [Secretary James Purnell].

109Town and Country Planning,—Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Amendment) (No. 2) (England) Order 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2362), dated 4th September 2008, with an Explanatory Memorandum and Impact Assessment [Secretary Hazel Blears].

Friday 12th September 2008

110Mental Capacity,—Mental Capacity (Deprivation of Liberty: Appointment of Relevant Person’s Representative) (Amendment) Regulations 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2368), dated 5th September 2008, with an Explanatory Memorandum [Secretary Alan Johnson].

111Road Traffic,—Sale of Registration Marks (Amendment) Regulations 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2372), dated 9th September 2008, with an Explanatory Memorandum and Impact Assessment [Secretary Ruth Kelly].

Monday 15th September 2008

112Legal Services Commission,—Criminal Defence Service (Recovery of Defence Costs Orders) (Amendment) Regulations 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2430), dated 9th September 2008, with an Explanatory Memorandum and Impact Assessment [Secretary Jack Straw].

113Social Security,—Social Security (Miscellaneous Amendments) (No. 4) Regulations 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2424), dated 10th September 2008, with an Explanatory Memorandum [Secretary James Purnell].

Wednesday 17th September 2008

114Pensions,—Local Government Pension Scheme (Miscellaneous) Regulations 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2425), dated 9th September 2008, with an Explanatory Memorandum [Secretary Hazel Blears].

115Social Security,—Employment and Support Allowance (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2428), dated 8th September 2008, with an Explanatory Memorandum [Secretary James Purnell].

Thursday 18th September 2008

116Criminal Law,—Costs in Criminal Cases (General) (Amendment) Regulations 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2448), dated 15th September 2008, with an Explanatory Memorandum [Secretary Jack Straw].

117Family Proceedings,—(1) Family Proceedings (Amendment) Rules 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2446); and

(2) Family Procedure (Adoption) (Amendment) Rules 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2447),

dated 16th September 2008, with Explanatory Memoranda thereon [Secretary Jack Straw].

118Road Traffic,—Civil Enforcement of Parking Contraventions (County of East Sussex) (Borough of Eastbourne) Designation Order 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2442), dated 17th September 2008, with an Explanatory Memorandum [Secretary Ruth Kelly].

Monday 22nd September 2008

119Food,—Infant Formula and Follow-on Formula (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2445), dated 16th September 2008, with an Explanatory Memorandum [Secretary Alan Johnson].

120National Health Service,—Primary Opthalmic Services and National Health Service (Optical Charges and Payments) Amendment Regulations 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2449), dated 16th September 2008, with an Explanatory Memorandum [Secretary Alan Johnson].

121Pensions,—Occupational and Personal Pension Schemes (Transfer Values) (Amendment) Regulations 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2450), dated 18th September 2008, with an Explanatory Memorandum [Secretary James Purnell].

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Tuesday 23rd September 2008

122Ecclesiastical Law,—Parochial Fees Order 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2470), dated 18th September 2008 [Clerk of the House].

123National Health Service,—National Health Service (Directions by Strategic Health Authorities to Primary Care Trusts Regarding Arrangements for Involvement) Regulations 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2496), dated 14th September 2008, with an Explanatory Memorandum and Impact Assessment [Secretary Alan Johnson].

Friday 26th September 2008

124Road Traffic,—Motor Vehicles (Driving Licences) (Amendment) (No. 5) Regulations 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2508), dated 25th September 2008, with an Explanatory Memorandum [Secretary Ruth Kelly].

Monday 29th September 2008

125Banks and Banking,—Bradford and Bingley plc Transfer of Securities and Property etc. Order 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2546), dated 29th September 2008, with an Explanatory Memorandum and Impact Assessment [Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer].

Wednesday 1st October 2008

126Electronic Communications,—Digital Switchover (Disclosure of Information) Act 2007 (Prescription of Information) (Amendment) Order 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2557), dated 29th September 2008, with an Explanatory Memorandum [Secretary Andy Burnham].

127Family Law,—(1) Child Support (Consequential Provisions) Regulations 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2543); and

(2) Child Support (Miscellaneous Amendments) (No. 2) Regulations 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2544),

dated 26th September 2008, with Explanatory Memoranda thereon [Secretary James Purnell].

Thursday 2nd October 2008

128Consumer Protection,—Cosmetic Products (Safety) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2566), dated 30th September 2008, with an Explanatory Memorandum and Impact Assessment [Mr Secretary Hutton].

129Education,—Student Fees (Amounts) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2507), dated 24th September 2008, with an Explanatory Memorandum [Secretary John Denham].

130Family Law,—Child Support Information Regulations 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2551), dated 26th September 2008, with an Explanatory Memorandum and Impact Assessment [Secretary James Purnell].

131Supreme Court, Northern Ireland,—Rules of the Supreme Court (Northern Ireland) (Amendment No. 2) 2008 (S.R. (N.I.), 2008, No. 401), dated 26th September 2008, with an Explanatory Memorandum [Secretary Jack Straw].

Other Paper:

Thursday 24th July 2008

132Police,—Police Trainee (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2008 (S.R. (N.I.), 2008, No. 314), dated 14th July 2008, with an Explanatory Memorandum [Mr Secretary Woodward].

Papers presented or laid upon the Table on Monday 6th October 2008:

Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution:

133Civil Aviation,—Draft Air Navigation (Environmental Standards For Non-EASA Aircraft) Order 2008 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Secretary Geoff Hoon].

134Immigration,—Draft Immigration and Nationality (Fees) (Amendment No. 3) Regulations 2008 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Secretary Jacqui Smith].

135Industrial Organisation and Development,—Draft Wool Textile Industry (Export Promotion Levy) (Revocation) Order 2008 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum and Impact Assessment [by Command] [Mr Pat McFadden].

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136International Criminal Court,—Draft International Criminal Court (Remand Time) Order 2008 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Secretary Jacqui Smith].

137Social Security,—Draft Social Security (Lone Parents and Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2008 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Secretary James Purnell].

138Tribunals and Inquiries,—Draft Judicial Appointments Order 2008 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Secretary Jack Straw].

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

139Agriculture,—Pesticides (Maximum Residue Levels) (England and Wales) Regulations 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2570), dated 2nd October 2008 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Secretary Hilary Benn].

140Corporation Tax,—(1) Insurance Companies (Overseas Life Assurance Business) (Compliance) (Amendment) Regulations 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2627); and

(2) Insurance Companies (Overseas Life Assurance Business) (Excluded Business) (Amendment) Regulations 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2625),

dated 6th October 2008 [by Act], with Explanatory Memoranda thereon [by Command] [Ian Pearson].

141Excise,—(1) Hydrocarbon Oil (Supply of Rebated Heavy Oil) (Payment of Rebate) Regulations 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2600); and

(2) Hydrocarbon Oil and Bioblend (Private Pleasure-flying and Private Pleasure Craft) (Payment of Rebate etc.) Regulations 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2599),

dated 3rd October 2008 [by Act], with Explanatory Memoranda and Impact Assessments thereon [by Command] [Angela Eagle].

142Healthcare and Associated Professions,—(1) General Medical Council (Constitution) Order 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2554), dated 29th September 2008 [by Act]; and

(2) Nursing and Midwifery Council (Constitution) Order 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2553), dated 29th September 2008 [by Statutory Instrument],

with Explanatory Memoranda and Impact Assessments thereon [by Command] [Secretary Alan Johnson].

143Income Tax,—(1) Income Tax (Pay As You Earn) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2601), dated 3rd October 2008 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Stephen Timms];

(2) Life Assurance and Other Policies (Keeping of Information and Duties of Insurers) (Amendment) Regulations 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2628), dated 6th October 2008 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Ian Pearson];

(3) Overseas Insurers (Tax Representatives) (Amendment) Regulations 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2626), dated 6th October 2008 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Ian Pearson]; and

(4) Taxation of Benefits under Government Pilot Schemes (Better off in Work Credit) Order 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2603), dated 6th October 2008 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Stephen Timms].

144Mental Health,—(1) Mental Health (Hospital, Guardianship and Treatment) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2560); and

(2) Mental Health Act 2007 (Commencement No. 8 and Transitional Provisions) Order 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2561),

dated 30th September 2008 [by Act], with Explanatory Memoranda thereon [by Command] [Secretary Alan Johnson].

145National Health Service,—National Information Governance Board Regulations 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2558), dated 30th September 2008 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Secretary Alan Johnson].

146Police,—Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (Codes of Practice) (Revisions to Code A) Order 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2638), dated 6th October 2008 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Secretary Jacqui Smith].

147Road Traffic,—Civil Enforcement of Parking Contraventions (The County Council of Durham) (Durham District) Designation Order 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2567), dated 1st October 2008 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Secretary Geoff Hoon].

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148Social Security,—(1) Social Fund Cold Weather Payments (General) Amendment Regulations 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2569), dated 2nd October 2008 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Secretary James Purnell]; and

(2) Social Security (Contributions) (Amendment No. 5) Regulations 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2624), dated 6th October 2008 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Stephen Timms].

Other Papers:

149Air Force (Constitution),—Amendment List 21 to Queen’s Regulations for the Royal Air Force (Fifth Edition) [by Act] [Mr Secretary Hutton].

150Constitution,—Government Response to the Tenth Report from the House of Lords Select Committee on the Constitution, Session 2007–08, on the Counter-Terrorism Bill: The Role of Ministers, Parliament and the Judiciary [by Command] [Cm. 7482] [Secretary Jacqui Smith].

151Environment, Food and Rural Affairs,—Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Minute, dated 6th October 2008, concerning the creation of a contingent liability for the Covent Garden Market Authority [by Command] [Secretary Hilary Benn].

152Further and Higher Education,—Paper, entitled The Learning and Skills Council’s Statutory Intervention Policy [by Act] [Secretary John Denham].

153Housing,—Financial Statements of Stonebridge Housing Action Trust for 1st April to 30th September 2007 [by Act] [Secretary Hazel Blears].

154International Development,—Department for International Development Minute, dated 6th October 2008, concerning the Gifting of Armoured Land Cruisers to the OSCE Monitoring Mission in Georgia [by Command] [Mr Secretary Alexander].

155National Audit,—Reports by the Comptroller and Auditor General on—

(1) Feeding Back? Learning from complaints handling in health and social care; and

(2) The Administrative Burdens Reduction Programme, 2008

[by Act]; to be printed [Nos. 853 and 944] [Clerk of the House].

156Naval and Marine Pay and Pensions,—Naval and Marine Pay and Pensions (Pay and Allowances) Order 2008, dated 9th July 2008 [by Act] [Secretary Jack Straw].

157Parliamentary Commissioner,—(1) Report of the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman for 2007–08; and

(2) Resource Accounts of the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman for 2007–08, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon

[by Act]; to be printed [Nos. 1040 and 1038] [Clerk of the House].

158Police and Criminal Evidence,—Draft Code of Practice for the exercise by: police officers of statutory powers of stop and search; police officers and police staff of requirements to record public encounters (Code A) [by Act] [Secretary Jacqui Smith].

159Senior Salaries,—Notification of Change in Members’ Salaries from the Senior Salaries Review Body [pursuant to Resolution] [The Speaker].

160Serious Crime,—Paper, entitled Data Sharing for the Prevention of Fraud: Code of practice for public authorities disclosing information to a specified anti-fraud organisation under sections 68 to 72 of the Serious Crime Act 2007 [by Act] [Secretary Jacqui Smith].

161Social Security Administration,—Report by the Social Security Advisory Committee under section 174(1) of the Social Security Administration Act 1992 and the statement by the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions in accordance with Section 174(2) of that Act relating to the Social Security (Lone Parents and Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2008 [by Command] [Cm. 7480] [Secretary James Purnell].

162Statutory Instruments (Notification),—Communication declaring that the undermentioned Statutory Instrument had come into operation before copies were laid before Parliament, and explaining why such copies had not been so laid before the Instruments came into operation: Bradford and Bingley plc Transfer of Securities and Property etc. Order 2008, (S.I., 2008, No. 2546) [by Standing Order] [The Speaker].

163Superannuation,—(1) Civil Service Additional Voluntary Contribution Scheme (Amendment) Scheme 2008;

(2) Partnership Pension Account Death Benefits Scheme (Amendment) Scheme 2008;

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(3) Partnership Pension Account Ill Health Benefits Scheme (Amendment) Scheme 2008; and

(4) Principal Civil Service Pension Scheme (Amendment) Scheme 2008 (No. 2)

[by Act] [Edward Miliband].

164Utilities,—Report and Accounts of Energywatch for 2007–08, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 1045] [Mr Pat McFadden].

APPENDIX II

European Committees

 European Union Documents No. 12244/08, No. 12177/08 and No. 12182/08, relating to the Management of EU Funds in Bulgaria and Romania and Bulgarian EU accession, have been referred to European Committee B.

APPENDIX III

Reports from Select Committees

1Children, Schools and Families,—National Curriculum tests: Minutes of Evidence taken before the Children, Schools and Families Committee; to be printed [No. 980-ii] [ordered to be printed in the adjournment pursuant to S.O. No. 137 (Select Committees (adjournment of the House))] [Clerk of the House].

2Communities and Local Government,—The Provision of Public Toilets: Twelfth Report from the Communities and Local Government Committee, with Memoranda; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report, and Memoranda reported and ordered to be published on 12th and 19th May, 2nd, 9th and 23rd June and 14th July [No. 636] [Dr Phyllis Starkey].

3European Scrutiny,—(1) Thirty-second Report from the European Scrutiny Committee; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [16-xxix] [ordered to be printed in the adjournment pursuant to S.O. No. 137 (Select Committees (adjournment of the House))] [Clerk of the House];

(2) Minutes of the Public Deliberations of the Committee; to be printed [No. 361-xviii]; and

(3) Ministerial Correspondence: Memoranda laid before the Committee; to be published

[Michael Connarty].

4Innovation, Universities, Science and Skills,—The Draft Apprenticeships Bill: Minutes of Evidence taken before the Innovation, Universities, Science and Skills Committee; to be printed [No. 1062-i] [Mr Phil Willis].

5Treasury,—(1) Banking Reform: Seventeenth Report from the Treasury Committee, with Memoranda; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 1008];

(2) Counting the population: Government Responses by the Statistics Authority and the Government to the Eleventh Report from the Committee: Thirteenth Special Report from the Committee; to be printed [No. 1032]; and

(3) Bank of England’s August 2008 Inflation Report: Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee, with Memoranda; to be printed [No. 1033-i]

[ordered to be printed in the adjournment pursuant to S.O. No. 137 (Select Committees (adjournment of the House))] [Clerk of the House].


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[No. 135.]

Tuesday 7th October 2008.

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

PRAYERS.

1European Committee A,—Mr Joe Benton reported from European Committee A, nominated in respect of European Union Documents relating to Aviation Safety and the Single Sky, the following Resolution:

That the Committee takes note of European Union Documents No. 11325/08, Commission Communication on Single European Sky II, towards more sustainable and better performing aviation, No. 11347/08 and Addendum 1, Commission Staff Working Document accompanying the Communication on Single European Sky II, the SESAR Master Plan for the development and implementation of the new generation European air traffic management system (SESAR—Single European Sky ATM Research), No. 11323/08 and Addenda 1 and 2, Draft Regulation amending Regulations (EC) No. 549/2004, No. 550/2004, No. 551/2004 and No. 552/2004 in order to improve the performance and sustainability of the European aviation system, No. 11285/08 and Addenda 1 and 2, Draft Regulation amending Regulation (EC) No. 216/2008 in the field of aerodromes, air traffic management and air navigation services and repealing Council Directive 06/23/EEC; and endorses the Government’s approach to discussions on these documents.

Resolution to lie upon the Table.

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

2Banking Bill,—Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, supported by the Prime Minister, Secretary David Miliband, Secretary Jack Straw, Secretary Jacqui Smith, Mr Secretary Hutton, Yvette Cooper, Mr Stephen Timms, Angela Eagle and Ian Pearson, presented a Bill to make provision about banking: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time to-morrow and to be printed [Bill 147].

Ordered, That the Explanatory Notes relating to the Banking Bill be printed [Bill 147–EN].

3Opposition Day [18th allotted day],—It being an allotted day at the disposal of the Leader of the Opposition in pursuance of Standing Order No. 14 (Arrangement of public business), the House proceeded to consider Opposition business.

Government’s fiscal rules,—A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That this House notes with concern the successive criticisms by the IMF, the EU and the OECD of the state of the UK’s public finances; further notes that the Government is reviewing the fiscal rules and calls on the Government to announce the outcome of that review first to this House; further calls on the Government to clarify whether or not the Sustainable Investment rule will be met and to implement a full and independent review of the public finances, including off-balance sheet liabilities under the private finance initiative and public sector pension schemes; and further calls for the fiscal rules to be scrapped and replaced with a forward-looking fiscal framework with an independent mechanism for monitoring and assessing the sustainability of the Government’s fiscal position—(Mr Philip Hammond);

An Amendment was proposed to the Question, in line 2, to leave out from the word ‘House’ to the end of the Question and add the words ‘notes that the purpose of the fiscal framework is to smooth the path of the economy in the short term, to secure sustainable public finances in the medium term and to ensure that spending and taxation impact fairly between generations; recognises the success of the framework over the past decade, reversing historical under-investment in the infrastructure of public services, reducing debt from 43 per cent. of GDP in 1997 to below 37 per cent. last year and allowing borrowing to increase this year in order to support the economy; welcomes the £4 billion of tax cuts helping families and businesses this year; further notes the turmoil in the world economy and financial markets; recognises that Government is rightly focused on the turbulence in the financial markets and helping families and businesses with the twin shocks of the credit crunch and high commodity prices; and welcomes the Government’s commitment to take whatever steps are necessary to protect the stability of the financial system’, instead thereof.—(Yvette Cooper.)

And the Question being put, That the original words stand part of the Question;

The House divided.

Tellers for the Ayes, James Duddridge, Jeremy Wright: 222.

Tellers for the Noes, Mark Tami, Ms Diana R. Johnson: 296.

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So the Question was negatived.

And the Question, That the proposed words be there added, being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 31 (Questions on amendments):—It was agreed to.

The Deputy Speaker forthwith declared the Main Question, as amended, to be agreed to.

Resolved, That this House notes that the purpose of the fiscal framework is to smooth the path of the economy in the short term, to secure sustainable public finances in the medium term and to ensure that spending and taxation impact fairly between generations; recognises the success of the framework over the past decade, reversing historical under-investment in the infrastructure of public services, reducing debt from 43 per cent. of GDP in 1997 to below 37 per cent. last year and allowing borrowing to increase this year in order to support the economy; welcomes the £4 billion of tax cuts helping families and businesses this year; further notes the turmoil in the world economy and financial markets; recognises that Government is rightly focused on the turbulence in the financial markets and helping families and businesses with the twin shocks of the credit crunch and high commodity prices; and welcomes the Government’s commitment to take whatever steps are necessary to protect the stability of the financial system.

Unemployment in the UK,—A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That this House notes with concern the recent increases in unemployment, and the widespread forecasts that the total may rise in the months ahead; further notes that the UK already has almost five million people in receipt of out of work benefits; and calls on the Government to implement measures to help British business secure existing jobs and to improve the back to work support available to those who do become unemployed—(Chris Grayling);

An Amendment was proposed to the Question, in line 2, to leave out from the word ‘House’ to the end of the Question and add the words ‘notes the global economic challenges that are facing the UK; congratulates the Government on policies such as Local Employment Partnerships which have helped nearly 40,000 people find work, Pathways to Work which has supported more than 94,000 people off Incapacity Benefit and into work, and the New Deal which has helped 1.97 million people into jobs; welcomes the policies of this Government which seek to reform the welfare state to give people active support to get back into work as quickly as possible; and supports rapid action to ensure that where redundancies occur people are given the personalised support they need to return to work, to intensify the activity of the welfare state to ensure no-one is written off and to maintain a strong and flexible labour market’, instead thereof.—(Secretary James Purnell.)

And the Question being put, That the original words stand part of the Question;

The House divided.

Tellers for the Ayes, Jeremy Wright, James Duddridge: 205.

Tellers for the Noes, Mr Bob Blizzard, Steve McCabe: 300.

So the Question was negatived.

And the Question, That the proposed words be there added, being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 31 (Questions on amendments);

The House divided.

Tellers for the Ayes, Mr Bob Blizzard, Steve McCabe: 293.

Tellers for the Noes, James Duddridge, Jeremy Wright: 203.

So the Question was agreed to.

The Speaker forthwith declared the Main Question, as amended, to be agreed to.

Resolved, That this House notes the global economic challenges that are facing the UK; congratulates the Government on policies such as Local Employment Partnerships which have helped nearly 40,000 people find work, Pathways to Work which has supported more than 94,000 people off Incapacity Benefit and into work, and the New Deal which has helped 1.97 million people into jobs; welcomes the policies of this Government which seek to reform the welfare state to give people active support to get back into work as quickly as possible; and supports rapid action to ensure that where redundancies occur people are given the personalised support they need to return to work, to intensify the activity of the welfare state to ensure no-one is written off and to maintain a strong and flexible labour market.

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4Social Security,—Ordered, That the Employment and Support Allowance (Consequential Provisions) (No. 2) Regulations 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 1554), dated 12th June, be referred to a Delegated Legislation Committee.—(Ms Diana R. Johnson.)

5Aviation Safety and the Single European Sky,—A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 119 (European Committees), That this House takes note of European Union Documents No. 11325/08, Commission Communication on Single European Sky II, towards more sustainable and better performing aviation, No. 11347/08 and Addendum 1, Commission Staff Working Document accompanying the Communication on Single European Sky II, the SESAR Master Plan for the development and implementation of the new generation European air traffic management system (SESAR-Single European Sky ATM Research), No. 11323/08 and Addenda 1 and 2, Draft Regulation amending Regulations (EC) No. 549/2004, No. 550/2004, No. 551/2004 and No. 552/2004 in order to improve the performance and sustainability of the European aviation system, No. 11285/08 and Addenda 1 and 2, Draft Regulation amending Regulation (EC) No. 216/2008 in the field of aerodromes, air traffic management and air navigation services and repealing Council Directive 06/23/EEC; and endorses the Government’s approach to discussions on these documents—(Ms Diana R. Johnson):—It was agreed to.

6Public Petitions,—Public Petitions from—

(1) the Women’s Institute ending violence against women campaign relating to ending violence against women;

(2) Jo Grey, concerned Canvey Island residents and others relating to the protection of school playing fields; and

(3) Andy Jones and concerned residents relating to energy efficiency

were presented and read.

7Adjournment.

Subject: Blackpool Council and supported employment under Workstep (Mr Gordon Marsden).

Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.—(Ms Diana R. Johnson.)

And accordingly, the House, having continued to sit till four minutes to Eleven o’clock, adjourned till to-morrow.

[Adjourned at 10.56 p.m.


APPENDIX I

Papers presented or laid upon the Table:

Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution:

1Competition,—Enterprise Act 2002 (Specification of Additional Section 58 Consideration) Order 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2645), dated 6th October 2008 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum and Impact Assessment [by Command] [Mr Pat McFadden].

2Local Government,—Draft Local Elections (Ordinary Day of Elections in 2009) Order 2008 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Secretary Hazel Blears].

3Police,—Draft Police (Conduct) Regulations 2008 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Secretary Jacqui Smith].

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

4Banks and Banking,—Heritable Bank plc Transfer of Certain Rights and Liabilities Order 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2644), dated 7th October 2008 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum and Impact Assessment [by Command] [Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer].

5Companies,—Statutory Auditors and Third Country Auditors (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2639), dated 6th October 2008 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Pat McFadden].

6Corporation Tax,—(1) Corporation Tax (Instalment Payments) (Amendment) Regulations 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2649), dated 7th October 2008 [by Act];

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(2) European Single Currency (Taxes) (Amendment) Regulations 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2647), dated 7th October 2008 [by Act];

(3) Group Relief for Overseas Losses (Modification of the Corporation Tax Acts for Non-resident Insurance Companies) Regulations 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2646), dated 7th­ ˝October 2008 [by Act]; and

(4) Non-resident Companies (General Insurance Business) (Amendment) Regulations 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2643), dated 7th October 2008 [by Act],

with Explanatory Memoranda thereon [by Command] [Ian Pearson].

7Video Recordings,—Proposal by the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport for the designation of Gerard Lemnos and Alison Hastings as authorities to determine the suitability of video works for classification [by Act] [Secretary Andy Burnham].

Other Papers:

8Defence,—Ministry of Defence Minute, dated 7th October 2008, concerning the reporting of a contingent liability for the cost associated with the sale of Defence Aviation Repair Agency Rotary Wing and Components Business Units [by Command] [Mr Secretary Hutton].

9Health,—Government Response to the Fifth Report from the Health Committee, Session 2007–08, on Dental Services [by Command] [Cm. 7470] [Secretary Alan Johnson].

10Northern Ireland (Monitoring Commission etc.),—Secretary of State’s Fourth Report under section 11(1) of the Northern Ireland (Monitoring Commission etc.) Act 2003 [by Act]; to be printed [No. 1046] [Mr Secretary Woodward].

11Wales,—Paper, entitled Pre-legislative Scrutiny of the Proposed National Assembly for Wales (Legislative Competence) (Agriculture and Rural Development) Order 2008 [by Command] [Cm. 7474] [Mr Secretary Murphy].

Papers withdrawn:

12National Lottery,—Report and Financial Statements of the UK Film Council Group and Lottery for 2007–08, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [No. 782] [laid 7th July].

13Police,—Draft Police (Conduct) Regulations 2008, with an Explanatory Memorandum [laid 22nd July].

APPENDIX II

European Committees

European Union Documents No. 11285/08 and Addenda 1 and 2, No. 11323/08 and Addenda 1 and 2, No. 11325/08, and No. 11347/08 and Addenda 1, relating to Aviation Safety and the Single European Sky,—The Committee of Selection has discharged Mr Fabian Hamilton, Mr Adam Ingram and Mr David Kidney from European Committee A (nominated in respect of the Documents) and nominated in substitution Mr Clive Betts, Jim Dobbin and Mr Robert Flello.

APPENDIX III

Reports from Select Committees

1Business and Enterprise,—(1) Energy prices, fuel poverty and Ofgem: Government Response to the Business and Enterprise Committee’s Eleventh Report of Session 2007–08: Seventh Special Report from the Business and Enterprise Committee; to be printed [No. 1069];

(2) Keeping the door wide open: Turkey and EU Accession: Government Response to the Business and Enterprise Committee’s Seventh Report of Session 2007–08: Eighth Special Report from the Committee; to be printed [No. 1070]; and

(3) The role of regional development agencies:

(i) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee; to be printed [No. 1054-i]; and

(ii) Memoranda laid before the Committee; to be published

[Peter Luff].

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2Culture, Media and Sport,—London 2012 Games: Lessons from Beijing: Minutes of Evidence taken before the Culture, Media and Sport Committee; to be printed [No. 1071-i] [Mr John Whittingdale].

3Defence,—(1) Ministry of Defence Main Estimates 2008–09: Memorandum laid before the Defence Committee; to be published;

(2) Recruiting and retaining Armed Forces personnel: Memorandum laid before the Committee; to be published; and

(3) UK Operations in Iraq and the Gulf: Memorandum laid before the Committee; to be published

[Mr James Arbuthnot].

4Environment, Food and Rural Affairs,—(1) Implementation of the Nitrates Directive in England: Government Response to the Committee’s Seventh Report of Session 2007–08: Third Special Report from the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee; to be printed [No. 1080];

(2) British Waterways: follow-up: Government Response to the Committee’s Eighth Report of Session 2007–08: Fourth Special Report from the Committee; to be printed [No. 1081]; and

(3) Badgers and cattle TB: Memorandum laid before the Committee; to be published

[Mr Michael Jack].

5Human Rights,—(1) Counter-Terrorism Policy and Human Rights (Thirteenth Report): Counter-Terrorism Bill: Thirtieth Report from the Joint Committee on Human Rights; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report and a Memorandum reported and ordered to be published on 10th June [No. 1077];

(2) Monitoring the Government’s Response to Human Rights Judgments: Annual Report 2008: Thirty-first Report from the Committee, with Memoranda; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report and Memoranda reported and ordered to be published on 3rd December, 14th January, 22nd and 29th April, 6th and 12th May, 2nd, 17th and 24th June [No. 1078];

(3) Scrutiny of Mental Health Legislation: Government Response: Thirty-second Report from the Committee, with a Memorandum; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 1079];

(4) Human rights ministers: Memorandum laid before the Committee; to be published;

(5) Human trafficking: Memorandum laid before the Committee; to be published;

(6) Immigration and human rights: Memorandum laid before the Committee; to be published;

(7) International human rights instruments: Memoranda laid before the Committee; to be published;

(8) Legislative scrutiny: Memorandum laid before the Committee; to be published;

(9) Meaning of public authority: Memorandum laid before the Committee; to be published;

(10) Older people in healthcare: Memorandum laid before the Committee; to be published;

(11) Treatment of asylum seekers: Memorandum laid before the Committee; to be published; and

(12) Use of restraint in secure training centres: Memorandum laid before the Committee; to be published

[Mr Andrew Dismore].

6International Development,—(1) Working Together to Make Aid More Effective: Government Response to the Ninth Report from the Committee, Session 2007–08: Seventh Special Report from the International Development Committee; to be printed [No. 1065];

(2) The World Food Programme and Global Food Security: Government Response to the Tenth Report from the Committee, Session 2007–08: Eighth Special Report from the Committee; to be printed [No. 1066];

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(3) The Humanitarian and Development Situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territories: Government Response to the Eleventh Report from the Committee, Session 2007–08: Ninth Special Report from the Committee; to be printed [No. 1067]; and

(4) HIV/AIDS: DFID’s New Strategy: Memoranda laid before the Committee; to be published

[Malcolm Bruce].

7Justice,—The work of the Ministry of Justice: Minutes of Evidence taken before the Justice Committee; to be printed [No. 1076-i] [Sir Alan Beith].

8Standards and Privileges,—Conduct of Ed Balls and Yvette Cooper: Fourteenth Report from the Committee on Standards and Privileges; to be printed, with Appendices and the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 1044] [Sir George Young].

9Welsh Affairs,—(1) The proposed draft National Assembly for Wales (Legislative Competence) (Housing) Order 2008: Seventh Report from the Welsh Affairs Committee, with Memoranda; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 812]; and

(2) The provision of cross-border public services for Wales:

(i) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee; to be printed [No. 401-xii]; and

(ii) Memoranda laid before the Committee; to be published

[Dr Hywel Francis].


[No. 135; WH, No. 88]

Tuesday 7th October 2008.

The House sitting in Westminster Hall

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

 Adjournment.

Subjects:

Home Office policy on anti-drug awareness (Mr Graham Allen).

Regional Spatial Strategy for the South West (Steve Webb).

Policing persistent and youth offenders in Northamptonshire (Mr Philip Hollobone).

Local Government Standards Boards (Dr John Pugh).

Housing in Plymouth (Linda Gilroy).

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

And it being Two o’clock, the sitting was adjourned without Question put, till to-morrow.

[Adjourned at 2 p.m.


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[No. 136.]

Wednesday 8th October 2008.

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

PRAYERS.

1Selection,—Ordered, That Liz Blackman, Mr Nicholas Brown and Mr Alan Campbell be discharged from the Committee of Selection and Mr Thomas McAvoy, Mr Frank Roy and Claire Ward be added to the Committee.—(Mark Tami.)

2Message from the Lords,—A Message was brought from the Lords as follows:

The Lords agree to the Planning and Energy Bill, with an Amendment; to which they desire the concurrence of this House.

3European Union (Transparency),—A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to require a Minister to certify on a Government Bill or a statutory instrument whether or not the Bill or statutory instrument is a result of a decision of the European Union; and for connected purposes—(Mr Mark Harper);

And the Motion being opposed, after permitting a short explanatory statement from the Member who made the Motion and from a Member who opposed it, the Deputy Speaker put the Question, pursuant to Standing Order No. 23 (Motions for leave to bring in bills and nomination of select committees at commencement of public business);

The House divided.

Tellers for the Ayes, John Howell, Mr Peter Lilley: 169.

Tellers for the Noes, Mr Adrian Bailey, John Mann: 202.

So the Question was negatived.

4Children and Young Persons Bill [Lords],—The House, according to Order, proceeded to consider the Children and Young Persons Bill [Lords], as amended in the Public Bill Committee.

A Clause (NC19) (Support for accommodated children)—(Sarah McCarthy-Fry)—brought up, read the first and second time, and added to the Bill.

Another Clause (NC7) (Registration scheme in England and Wales)—(Tim Loughton)—brought up and read the first time.

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

And it being Six o’clock, the Deputy Speaker put the Question already proposed from the Chair, pursuant to Order [16th June].

The House divided.

Tellers for the Ayes, Mr Richard Benyon, Mr Crispin Blunt: 202.

Tellers for the Noes, Mark Tami, Helen Goodman: 289.

The Deputy Speaker then put the Question on a new Clause selected by the Speaker for separate decision.

Another Clause (NC24) (Responsibility for children in care who enter custody)—(Tim Loughton)—brought up and read the first time.

Question put, That the Clause be added to the Bill.

The House divided.

Tellers for the Ayes, Mr Crispin Blunt, Mr Richard Benyon: 198.

Tellers for the Noes, Mark Tami, Helen Goodman: 289.

The Deputy Speaker then put the Questions on the remaining Amendments and new Schedule moved by a Minister of the Crown.

Amendments (Nos. 4 and 7 to 10) made to the Bill.

A Schedule (NS1) (Transitory modifications of Schedule 2 to the 1989 Act)—(Beverley Hughes)—brought up, read the first time and added to the Bill.

The Bill was read the third time, and passed, with Amendments.

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5Adjournment.

Subject: Leicester City Council’s market charter (Mr Andrew Robathan).

A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That this House do now adjourn—(Steve McCabe);

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

Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.—(Steve McCabe.)

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

[Adjourned at 7.23 p.m.


APPENDIX I

Papers presented or laid upon the Table:

Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution:

1Banks and Banking,—Landsbanki Freezing Order 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2668), dated 8th October 2008 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum and Impact Assessment [by Command] [Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer].

2Landfill Tax,—Landfill Tax (Material from Contaminated Land) (Phasing out of Exemption) Order 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2669), dated 8th October 2008 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum and Impact Assessment [by Command] [Angela Eagle].

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

3Banks and Banking,—(1) Kaupthing Singer & Friedlander Limited Transfer of Certain Rights and Liabilities Order 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2674); and

(2) Transfer of Rights and Liabilities to ING Order 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2666),

dated 8th October 2008 [by Act], with Explanatory Memoranda and Impact Assessments thereon [by Command] [Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer].

4Corporation Tax,—(1) Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Consequential Amendments) (Taxes) Order 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2673), dated 8th October 2008; and

(2) Insurance Companies (Taxation of Reinsurance Business) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2670), dated 6th October 2008

[by Act], with Explanatory Memoranda thereon [by Command] [Ian Pearson].

5Environmental Protection,—Genetically Modified Organisms (England) (Amendments) Regulations 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2598), dated 2nd October 2008 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Secretary Hilary Benn].

6Medicines,—Veterinary Medicines (Amendment) Regulations 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2648), dated 3rd October 2008 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Secretary Hilary Benn].

7National Health Service,—National Health Service (Charges for Drugs and Appliances) Amendment Regulations 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2593), dated 2nd October 2008 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Secretary Alan Johnson].

Other Papers:

8Access to Justice (Northern Ireland),—Report and Accounts of the Northern Ireland Legal Services Commission for 1st November 2003 to 31st March 2004, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Statutory Instrument]; to be printed [No. 1028] [Clerk of the House].

9Osteopaths,—Report and Accounts of the General Osteopathic Council for 2007–08 [by Act] [Secretary Jack Straw].

10Statutory Instruments (Notification),—(1) Communication declaring that the undermentioned Statutory Instrument had come into operation before copies were laid before Parliament, and explaining why such copies had not been so laid before the Instrument came into operation: Heritable Bank plc Transfer of Certain Rights and Liabilities Order 2008 (S.I. 2008, No. 2644);

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(2) Communication declaring that the undermentioned Statutory Instrument had come into operation before copies were laid before Parliament, and explaining why such copies had not been so laid before the Instrument came into operation: Transfer of Rights and Liabilities to ING Order 2008 (S.I. 2008, No. 2666); and

(3) Communication declaring that the undermentioned Statutory Instrument had come into operation before copies were laid before Parliament, and explaining why such copies had not been so laid before the Instrument came into operation: Landsbanki Freezing Order 2008 (S.I. 2008, No. 2668)

[by Standing Order] [The Speaker].

11Treasury,—Treasury Minute, dated 8th October 2008, concerning Financial Support to the Banking Industry [by Command] [Stephen Timms].

APPENDIX II

General Committees

1Dormant Bank and Building Society Accounts Bill [Lords]:

(1) The Speaker has appointed Mr Joe Benton and Dr William McCrea Chairmen of the Dormant Bank and Building Society Accounts Bill [Lords] Committee; and

(2) the Committee of Selection has nominated sixteen Members to serve on the Committee: Ms Celia Barlow, Mr Bob Blizzard, Mr Jeremy Browne, Mrs Janet Dean, Jeff Ennis, Mr Mark Field, Mr Mark Hoban, John Howell, Mr Martyn Jones, Tom Levitt, Kerry McCarthy, Judy Mallaber, Mr Brooks Newmark, Ian Pearson, Matthew Taylor and Mr Charles Walker.

2Employment Bill [Lords]:

(1) The Speaker has appointed Mr Martin Caton and Mr John Bercow Chairmen of the Employment Bill [Lords] Committee; and

(2) the Committee of Selection has nominated sixteen Members to serve on the Committee: Mr John Baron, Mr Brian Binley, Lorely Burt, Mr Stephen Crabb, Mary Creagh, Mr Jonathan Djanogly, Natascha Engel, Michael Jabez Foster (Hastings and Rye), Barry Gardiner, Mr David Kidney, Mr Pat McFadden, Dr Nick Palmer, Alison Seabeck, Mr Hugo Swire, John Thurso and Claire Ward.

3Employment and Support Allowance (Consequential Provisions) (No. 2) Regulations 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 1554):

(1) The Speaker has allocated the Regulations to the First Delegated Legislation Committee and has appointed Mr David Amess Chairman; and

(2) the Committee of Selection has nominated sixteen Members to serve on the Committee: James Duddridge, Mr Neil Gerrard, Linda Gilroy, Mr Mark Harper, Mr Adam Ingram, Helen Jones, Mr Tony McNulty, Sandra Osborne, Mr Jamie Reed, Paul Rowen, Mr Lee Scott, Ian Stewart, Dr Gavin Strang, David Tredinnick, Mr Robert Walter and Jenny Willott.

4Draft Mental Health Act 2007 (Consequential Amendments) Order 2008:

(1) The Speaker has allocated the draft Order to the Second Delegated Legislation Committee and has appointed Mr Peter Atkinson Chairman; and

(2) the Committee of Selection has nominated sixteen Members to serve on the Committee: Mr David S. Borrow, Jon Cruddas, Sandra Gidley, Mr John Gummer, Mr Fabian Hamilton, Mr Doug Henderson, Phil Hope, Dr Kim Howells, Mr Bernard Jenkin, Ms Diana R. Johnson, Mr Alan Milburn, Anne Milton, Laura Moffatt, Greg Mulholland, Mr Robert Syms and Jeremy Wright.

5Draft Remand on Bail (Disapplication of Credit Period) Rules 2008:

(1) The Speaker has allocated the draft Rules to the Third Delegated Legislation Committee and has appointed Mrs Janet Dean Chairman; and

(2) the Committee of Selection has nominated sixteen Members to serve on the Committee: Tony Baldry, Peter Bottomley, Mr Philip Dunne, Lynne Featherstone, Mr Edward Garnier, Mr James Gray, Mr David Hanson, Mr Tom Harris, David Howarth, Ms Sally Keeble, Ian Lucas, Mr Alan Meale, John Reid, Jim Sheridan, Ms Gisela Stuart and Lynda Waltho.

6Draft Fixed-term Employees (Prevention of Less Favourable Treatment) (Amendment) Regulations 2008:

(1) The Speaker has allocated the draft Regulations to the Fifth Delegated Legislation Committee and has appointed Mr Eric Martlew Chairman; and

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(2) the Committee of Selection has nominated sixteen Members to serve on the Committee: Lorely Burt, Mr Stephen Byers, Mr Stephen Crabb, Mr David Curry, James Duddridge, Mr John Horam, Helen Jones, Lynne Jones, Sir Gerald Kaufman, Mr David Kidney, Martin Linton, Siobhain McDonagh, Andrew Selous, Jonathan Shaw, John Thurso and Malcolm Wicks.

European Committees

7European Union Document No. 5089/08 and Addenda 1 and 2, relating to Carbon Dioxide emissions from cars and light commercial vehicles:

(1) The Speaker has appointed Mrs Joan Humble Chairman of European Committee­ ˝A, nominated in respect of the Document; and

(2) the Committee of Selection has nominated thirteen Members to serve on the Committee: Ms Karen Buck, Clive Efford, Jim Fitzpatrick, Helen Goodman, Mr Robert Goodwill, Mr David Heathcoat-Amory, Ms Patricia Hewitt, Kelvin Hopkins, Mark Hunter, Mr Greg Knight, Mr John Leech, Meg Munn and Jeremy Wright.

8European Union Documents No. 9656/08 and Addenda 1 and 2 and No. 9923/08, relating to CAP “Health Check” and Community action on rising food prices,—The Committee of Selection has nominated thirteen Members to serve on European Committee A, nominated in respect of the Documents: Nick Ainger, Mr Richard Benyon, Mr James Clappison, Ms Katy Clark, Tim Farron, Helen Goodman, Mr Michael Jack, Jane Kennedy, Dr Ashok Kumar, Mr James Paice, Mr James Plaskitt, Joan Ryan and Mr Roger Williams.

9European Union Documents No. 11327/08 and Addendum and No. 11307/08 and Addenda 1 to 3, relating to Cross-border Healthcare,—The Committee of Selection has nominated thirteen Members to serve on European Committee C, nominated in respect of the Documents: Mr Peter Bone, Mr William Cash, Jim Dowd, Sandra Gidley, Helen Goodman, Mr Bob Laxton, Anne Moffat, Laura Moffatt, Greg Mulholland, Mr Stephen O’Brien, Dawn Primarolo, Derek Twigg and Jeremy Wright.

APPENDIX III

Reports from Select Committees

1Children, Schools and Families,—Draft Apprenticeships Bill: Minutes of Evidence taken before the Children, Schools and Families Committee; to be printed [No. 1082-i] [Mr Barry Sheerman].

2European Scrutiny,—(1) Subsidiarity, National Parliaments and the Lisbon Treaty: Thirty-third Report from the European Scrutiny Committee, with Memoranda; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 563];

(2) Thirty-fourth Report from the Committee; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 16-xxx];

(3) Minutes of the Public Deliberations of the Committee; to be printed [No. 361-xix]; and

(4) Ministerial Correspondence: Memoranda laid before the Committee; to be published

[Michael Connarty].

3Health,—Foundation Trusts and Monitor: Sixth Report from the Health Committee, with Memoranda; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 833-I and -II] [Mr Kevin Barron].

4Innovation, Universities, Science and Skills,—(1) Renewable Electricity-Generation Technologies: Government Response to the Committee’s Fifth Report of Session 2007–08: Eighth Special Report from the Innovation, Universities, Science and Skills Committee; to be printed [No. 1063];

(2) After Leitch: Implementing Skills And Training Policies: Minutes of Evidence taken before the After Leitch: Implementing Skills and Training Policies Sub-Committee of the Committee; to be printed [No. 505-v];

(3) Biosecurity in UK Research Laboratories: Memorandum to be published; and

(4) Geo-Engineering: Memoranda laid before the Committee; to be published

[Mr Phil Willis].

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5Northern Ireland Affairs,—Policing and Criminal Justice in Northern Ireland: the Cost of Policing the Past: Government Response to the Third Report from the Committee, Session 2007–08: Second Special Report from the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee; to be printed [No. 1084] [Sir Patrick Cormack].

6Public Accounts,—HM Revenue and Customs Standard Report: Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee of Public Accounts; to be printed [No. 1085-i] [Mr Edward Leigh].


[No. 136; WH, No. 89]

Wednesday 8th October 2008.

The House sitting in Westminster Hall

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

 Adjournment.

Subjects:

Education of children and young people with autism (John Bercow).

Performance of Northamptonshire Police (Mr Peter Bone).

Aviation duty (Graham Stringer).

Westminster Council’s population estimates (Mr Mark Field).

Affordable housing and planning (Andrew George).

A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That the sitting be now adjourned.—(Claire Ward.)

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

[Adjourned at 5 p.m.


[No. 131.]

Thursday 8th October 2008.

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

PRAYERS.

1London Local Authorities (Shopping Bags) Bill,—The Order of the day being read for the Second Reading of the London Local Authorities (Shopping Bags) Bill;

Ordered, That the Bill be read a second time on Thursday 16th October.

2Manchester City Council Bill [Lords],—The Order of the day being read for resuming the adjourned Debate on the Question proposed on 12th June, That the Manchester City Council Bill [Lords] be now read a second time;

Ordered, That the Debate be resumed on Thursday 16th October.

3Bournemouth Borough Council Bill [Lords],—The Order of the day being read for the Second Reading of the Bournemouth Borough Council Bill [Lords];

Ordered, That the Bill be read a second time on Thursday 16th October.

4Canterbury City Council Bill,—The Order of the day being read for the Second Reading of the Canterbury City Council Bill;

Ordered, That the Bill be read a second time on Thursday 16th October.

5Leeds City Council Bill,—The Order of the day being read for the Second Reading of the Leeds City Council Bill;

Ordered, That the Bill be read a second time on Thursday 16th October.

6Nottingham City Council Bill,—The Order of the day being read for the Second Reading of the Nottingham City Council Bill;

Ordered, That the Bill be read a second time on Thursday 16th October.

7Reading Borough Council Bill,—The Order of the day being read for the Second Reading of the Reading Borough Council Bill;

Ordered, That the Bill be read a second time on Thursday 16th October.

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8Financial Stability (Topical Debate),—A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That this House has considered the matter of financial stability—(Mr Stephen Timms);

And it being one and a half hours after the commencement of proceedings, the Motion lapsed without Question put, pursuant to Temporary Standing Order (Topical debates).

9Defence in the UK,—A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That this House has considered the matter of defence in the UK—(Mr Bob Ainsworth);

And it being Six o’clock, the Motion lapsed without Question put.

10Adjournment.

Subject: Gibraltar (Andrew Rosindell).

Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.—(Mr Bob Blizzard.)

And accordingly, the House, having continued to sit till twenty-nine minutes past Six o’clock, adjourned till Monday 13th October.

[Adjourned at 6.29 p.m.


APPENDIX I

Papers presented or laid upon the Table:

Draft Legislative Reform Order:

1Legislative and Regulatory Reform,—Draft Legislative Reform (Insolvency) (Individual Voluntary Arrangements) Order 2008, with an Explanatory Document recommending the affirmative resolution procedure [by Act] and an Impact Assessment [by Command] [Mr Pat McFadden].

Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution:

2Disabled Persons,—(1) Draft Rail Vehicle Accessibility (London Underground Victoria Line 09TS Vehicles) Exemption Order 2008; and

(2) draft Rail Vehicle Accessibility Exemption Orders (Parliamentary Procedures) Regulations 2008

[by Act], with Explanatory Memoranda thereon [by Command] [Secretary Geoff Hoon].

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

3Corporation Tax,—Insurance Companies (Reserves) (Tax) (Amendment) Regulations 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2679), dated 9th October 2008 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Ian Pearson].

4Income Tax,—Double Taxation Relief (Surrender of Relievable Tax Within a Group) (Amendment) Regulations 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2681), dated 9th October 2008 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Ian Pearson].

5Legal Services,—Legal Services Act 2007 (Prescribed Charity) Order 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2680), dated 7th October 2008 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum and Impact Assessment [by Command] [Secretary Jack Straw].

6Social Security,—(1) National Insurance Contributions (Application of Part 7 of the Finance Act 2004) (Amendment) Regulations 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2678), dated 9th October 2008 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Stephen Timms]; and

(2) Social Security (Miscellaneous Amendments) (No. 5) Regulations 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2667), dated 7th October 2008 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Secretary James Purnell].

7Value Added Tax,—Value Added Tax (Reduced Rate) (Supplies of Domestic Fuel or Power) Order 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2676), dated 8th October 2008 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Stephen Timms].

Other Papers:

8Government Resources and Accounts,—Resource Accounts of the Department of Health for 2007–08, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 1042] [Stephen Timms].

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9National Lottery,—Report and Financial Statements of the UK Film Council Group and Lottery for 2007–08, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 1030] [Secretary Andy Burnham].

10Statutory Instruments (Notification),—Communication declaring that the undermentioned Statutory Instrument had come into operation before copies were laid before Parliament, and explaining why such copies had not been so laid before the Instrument came into operation: Kaupthing Singer & Friedlander Limited Transfer of Certain Rights and Liabilities Order 2008 (S.I. 2008, No. 2674) [by Standing Order] [The Speaker].

11Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement,—Report of the Administrative Justice and Tribunals Council for 2007–08 [by Act] [Secretary Jack Straw].

APPENDIX II

General Committees

1Dormant Bank and Building Society Accounts Bill [Lords] (Programming Sub-Committee),—The Speaker has appointed Ms Celia Barlow, Mr Bob Blizzard, Mr Jeremy Browne, Mr Mark Hoban, Mr Martyn Jones, Mr Brooks Newmark and Ian Pearson members of the Programming Sub-Committee of the Dormant Bank and Building Society Accounts Bill [Lords] Committee.

2Employment Bill [Lords],—The Committee of Selection has discharged John Thurso from the Employment Bill [Lords] Committee and nominated in substitution John Hemming.

3Employment Bill [Lords] (Programming Sub-Committee),—The Speaker has appointed Mr John Baron, Mr Jonathan Djanogly, John Hemming, Mr Pat McFadden, Dr Nick Palmer, Alison Seabeck and Claire Ward members of the Programming Sub-Committee of the Employment Bill [Lords] Committee.

APPENDIX III

Reports from Select Committees

Public Administration,—(1) Investigating the conduct of ministers: Government Response to the Seventh Report from the Committee: Ninth Special Report from the Select Committee on Public Administration; to be printed [No. 1056];

(2) Politics and Administration: Ministers and Civil Servants: Government Response to the Third Report from the Committee, Session 2006–07: Tenth Special Report from the Committee; to be printed [No. 1057];

(3) Parliamentary Commissions of Inquiry: Government Response to the Ninth Report from the Committee: Eleventh Special Report from the Committee; to be printed [No. 1060];

(4) Charity Commission Annual Report and Public Benefit Consultation: Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee; to be printed [No. 663-iv]; and

(5) Lobbying: Memoranda laid before the Committee; to be published

[Dr Tony Wright].


[No. 137; WH, No. 90]

Thursday 8th October 2008.

The House sitting in Westminster Hall

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

 Adjournment.

Subject: Testing and Assessment, Third Report from the Children, Schools and Families Committee, and the Government and Ofsted responses thereto.

Resolved, That the sitting be now adjourned.—(Ms Diana R. Johnson.)

And accordingly the sitting was adjourned till Tuesday 14th October.

[Adjourned at 5.06 p.m.



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