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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Wednesday 9th January 2008

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

PRAYERS.

1    Runaway and Missing Children,—Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to make requirements regarding the safeguarding of runaway and missing children; and for connected purposes: And that Helen Southworth, Mr Russell Brown, Ann Coffey, Dan Norris, Mr Barry Sheerman, Mr Kevin Barron, Alan Keen, Fiona Mactaggart, Mr David Chaytor, Ms Dari Taylor, Annette Brooke and John Bercow do prepare and bring it in.

2    Runaway and Missing Children Bill,—Helen Southworth accordingly presented a Bill to make requirements regarding the safeguarding of runaway and missing children; and for connected purposes: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time on Friday 20th June and to be printed [Bill 51].

3    Criminal Justice and Immigration Bill (Programme) (No. 3),—A Motion was made, and the Question being put, That the Order of 8th October 2007, in the last Session of Parliament, (Criminal Justice and Immigration Bill (Programme)), as varied by the Order of 11th October 2007 in that Session (Criminal Justice and Immigration Bill (Programme) (No. 2)), be further varied as follows:

    1. Paragraphs 4 and 5 of the Order of 8th October 2007 shall be omitted.

    2. Proceedings on consideration shall be taken in the order shown in the first column of the following Table.

    3. The proceedings shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at the times specified in the second column of the Table.

    Proceedings
Time for conclusion of proceedings
    New Clauses relating to section 127 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994; amendments relating to those new Clauses.
Two hours after the commencement of proceedings on the Motion for this Order.
    New Clauses relating to self-defence; amendments relating to those new Clauses.
Three and a quarter hours after the commencement of proceedings on the Motion for this Order.
    New Clauses and new Schedules standing in the name of a Minister of the Crown relating to sentencing, the release or recall of prisoners, or bail, except those relating to the Repatriation of Prisoners Act 1984 or referral orders; amendments relating to those new Clauses and Schedules.
Four and a half hours after the commencement of proceedings on the Motion for this Order.
    Remaining proceedings on consideration.
Seven hours after the commencement of proceedings on the Motion for this Order, or 7.45 p.m., whichever is the earlier.

    4. Proceedings on Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion eight hours after the commencement of proceedings on the Motion for this Order, or at 8.45 p.m., whichever is the earlier—(Mr David Hanson);

The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Mr Bob Blizzard, Steve McCabe: 279.

      Tellers for the Noes, Mr Richard Benyon, Mr Crispin Blunt: 224.

So the Question was agreed to.

4    Criminal Justice and Immigration Bill,—The House, according to Order, proceeded to consider the Criminal Justice and Immigration Bill, as amended in the Public Bill Committee.

    A Clause (NC36) (Amendment of section 127 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994)—(Secretary Jack Straw)—brought up, and read the first time.

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

    And it being Two hours after the commencement of proceedings on the Criminal Justice and Immigration Bill Programme (No. 3) Motion, the Deputy Speaker put the Question already proposed from the Chair, pursuant to Order [this day].

The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Siobhain McDonagh, Ms Diana R. Johnson: 481.

      Tellers for the Noes, Mr Neil Gerrard, Dr Ian Gibson: 46.

    The Deputy Speaker then put the remaining Questions on the New Clauses and Amendments moved by a Minister of the Crown to be disposed of at that hour.

    Clause added to the Bill.

    Another Clause (NC37) (Power to suspend the operation of section 127 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994)—(Secretary Jack Straw)—brought up, read the first time and added to the Bill.

    Amendments (Nos. 169 and 170) made to the Bill.

    Another Clause (NC6) (Reasonable force for purposes of self-defence etc.)—(Secretary Jack Straw)—brought up, and read the first time.

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

    And it being Three and a quarter hours after the commencement of proceedings on the Criminal Justice and Immigration Bill Programme (No. 3) Motion, the Deputy Speaker put the Question already proposed from the Chair, pursuant to Order [this day]:—It was agreed to.

    Clause added to the Bill.

    The Deputy Speaker then put the remaining Question on the Amendments moved by a Minister of the Crown to be disposed of at that hour.

    Other Amendments (Nos. 102, 103 and 113) made to the Bill.

    Another Clause (NC25) (Bail conditions: electronic monitoring)—(Mr David Hanson)—brought up, and read the first time.

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

    And it being Four and a half hours after the commencement of proceedings on the Criminal Justice and Immigration Bill Programme (No. 3) Motion, the Deputy Speaker put the Question already proposed from the Chair, pursuant to Order [this day]:—It was agreed to.

    Clause added to the Bill.

    The Deputy Speaker then put the remaining Questions on new Clauses, new Schedules and Amendments moved by a Minister of the Crown to be disposed of at that hour.

    Other Clauses and Schedules (NC26) (Credit for period of remand on bail: terms of imprisonment and detention), (NC27) (Credit for period of remand on bail: other cases), (NC28) (Credit for period of remand on bail: transitional provisions), (NC29) (Sentences of imprisonment for public protection), (NC30) (Sentences of detention for public protection), (NC31) (Extended sentences for certain violent or sexual offences: persons 18 or over), (NC32) (Extended sentences for certain violent or sexual offences: persons under 18), (NC33) (The assessment of dangerousness), (NC34) (Further amendments relating to sentences for public protection), (NC35) (Release on licence of prisoners serving extended sentences), (NC45) (Restriction on power to make a community order), (NC46) (Bail for summary offences and certain other offences to be tried summarily), (NC47) (Release of fine defaulters and contemnors under Criminal Justice Act 1991), (NC48) (Early release of certain long-term prisoners under Criminal Justice Act 1991), (NC49) (Recall of certain prisoners released under Criminal Justice Act 1991), (NS3) (Electronic monitoring of persons released on bail subject to conditions), (NS5) (Offences specified for the purposes of sections 225(3A) and 227(2A) of the Criminal Justice Act 2003), (NS6) (Credit for period of remand on bail: transitional provisions) and (NS7) (Bail for summary offences and certain other offences to be tried summarily)—(Maria Eagle)—brought up, and read the first time.

    Question put, That the Clauses and Schedules be added to be Bill.

The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Mr Frank Roy, Alison Seabeck: 309.

      Tellers for the Noes, Mr Nick Hurd, Mr Crispin Blunt: 236.

    Other Amendments (Nos. 156 to 158, 219, 159, 161, 162, 220, 221, 163, 222, 164 to 166, 223 to 225, 227, 167, 168 and 160) made to the Bill.

    Another Clause (NC3) (Amendments consequential on Part 5)—(Maria Eagle)—brought up, read the first and second time, and added to the Bill.

    Other Clauses (NC4) (Referral orders: power to revoke a referral order), (NC5) (Referral orders: extension of period for which young offender contract has effect), (NC21) (Delivery of prisoner to place abroad for purposes of transfer out of the United Kingdom), (NC22) (Issue of warrant transferring responsibility for detention and release of an offender to or from the relevant Minister), (NC23) (Powers to arrest and detain persons believed to fall within section 4A(3) of the Repatriation of Prisoners Act 1984) and (NC24) (Amendments relating to Scotland)—(Mr David Hanson)—brought up, read the first and second time, and added to the Bill.

    Another Clause (NC1) (Blasphemy)—(Dr Evan Harris)—brought up, and read the first time.

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

    And it being Seven hours after the commencement of proceedings on the Criminal Justice and Immigration Bill Programme (No. 3) Motion, the Deputy Speaker put the Question on the Amendments moved by a Minister of the Crown, pursuant to Order [this day].

    Other Amendments (Nos. 82 to 86, 137 to 140, 14 to 40, 87, 88, 41, 89, 42 to 54, 218, 90 to 99, 55, 100, 141, 142, 101, 144, 56 to 58, 145, 59, 60, 104 to 107 and 61 to 64) made to the Bill.

    The Deputy Speaker then put the Questions on Amendments selected by for separate decision.

    Another Amendment (No. 231) proposed to the Bill, in page 234, line 4, at the end, to insert the words—

    '(2A) After subsection (1) insert—

    "(1A) When considering whether to consent to a prosecution under subsection (1) the Attorney General must have particular regard to the importance of the right to freedom of expression provided by the European Convention on Human Rights."'.—(Mr David Heath.)

Question put, That the Amendment be made. The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Jenny Willott, Mr Adrian Sanders: 64.

      Tellers for the Noes, Liz Blackman, Mr Dave Watts: 316.

    Another Amendment (No. 1) proposed to the Bill, in page 234, line 26, at the end, to insert the words—

    '13A After section 29J insert—

    "29JA Protection of freedom of expression (sexual orientation)

    Nothing in this Part shall be read or given effect in a way which prohibits or restricts discussion of, criticism of or expressions of antipathy towards, conduct relating to a particular sexual orientation, or urging persons of a particular sexual orientation to refrain from or modify conduct related to that orientation.".'.—(Jim Dobbin.)

Question put, That the Amendment be made. The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Jim Dobbin, Miss Ann Widdecombe: 169.

      Tellers for the Noes, Mr Dave Watts, Liz Blackman: 338.

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

    Other Amendments (Nos. 108, 65 to 70, 70A, 71 to 75, 109, 110, 76, 146 to 148, 111, 112, 149 to 151, 143, 226, 152, 114, 77 to 81 and 153 to 155) made to the Bill.

    Title accordingly amended, as follows: A Bill to make further provision about criminal justice (including provision about the police) and dealing with offenders and defaulters; to provide for the establishment and functions of Her Majesty's Commissioner for Offender Management and Prisons and the Northern Ireland Commissioner for Prison Complaints and to make further provision about the management of offenders; to amend the criminal law; to make further provision for combatting crime and disorder; to make provision about the mutual recognition of financial penalties; to amend the Repatriation of Prisoners Act 1984; to make provision for a new immigration status in certain cases involving criminality; to amend section 127 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 and confer power to suspend the operation of that section; and for connected purposes.

    A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That the Bill be now read the third time;

    And it being Eight hours after the commencement of proceedings on the Criminal Justice and Immigration Bill Programme (No. 3) Motion o'clock, the Deputy Speaker put the Question, pursuant to Order [this day]:—It was agreed to.

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

5    Public Petition,—A Public Petitions from residents, employees in and visitors to the Borough of Harrogate and Knaresborough and others relating to Post Office closures (Harrogate) was presented and read.

6    Adjournment.

    Subject: Independent Police Complaints Commission (Mr David Amess).

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

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

[Adjourned at 9.17 p.m.

Michael J. Martin

Speaker


Mr Speaker will take the Chair at half-past Ten o'clock.


APPENDIX I

Papers presented or laid upon the Table:

Paper subject to Affirmative Resolution:

1    London Government,—Draft Greater London Authority Elections (Election Addresses) (Amendment) Order 2008 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Secretary Jack Straw].

Other Paper:

2    Naval and Marine Pay and Pensions,—Naval and Marine Pay and Pensions (Pay) (No. 2) Order 2007 [by Act] [Secretary Jack Straw].

APPENDIX II

General Committees

1    National Insurance Contributions Bill (Programming Sub-Committee),—The Speaker has appointed Dr Vincent Cable, Mr David Gauke, Dr Ian Gibson, Jane Kennedy, Mr Brooks Newmark, Claire Ward and David Wright members of the Programming Sub-Committee of the National Insurance Contributions Bill Committee.

2    National Insurance Contributions Bill,—

    (1) The Speaker has appointed Mr Christopher Chope and Mr Greg Pope Chairmen of the National Insurance Contributions Bill Committee; and

    (2) The Committee of Selection has nominated seventeen Members to serve on the Committee: Mr Jeremy Browne, Dr Vincent Cable, Mr Ian Davidson, Mr Philip Dunne, Mr Mark Field, Mr David Gauke, Dr Ian Gibson, Justine Greening, Nigel Griffiths, Keith Hill, Jane Kennedy, Shona McIsaac, Rob Marris, Mr Brooks Newmark, Mr Neil Turner, Claire Ward and David Wright.

3    Pensions Bill (Programming Sub-Committee),—The Speaker has appointed Danny Alexander, Ms Dawn Butler, Mr Jim Cunningham, Mr Wayne David, Mr Stewart Jackson, Mr Mike O'Brien and Mr Nigel Waterson members of the Programming Sub-Committee of the Pensions Bill Committee.

4    Pensions Bill,—

    (1) The Speaker has appointed Sir Nicholas Winterton and Janet Anderson Chairmen of the Pensions Bill Committee; and

    (2) The Committee of Selection has nominated seventeen Members to serve on the Committee: Nick Ainger, Danny Alexander, Gordon Banks, Mr David S. Borrow, Ms Dawn Butler, Mr Jim Cunningham, Mr Wayne David, Mr Robert Flello, Mr John Greenway, Mr Stewart Jackson, Alan Keen, Miss Julie Kirkbride, Mr Mike O'Brien, Mr James Plaskitt, Paul Rowen, Andrew Selous and Mr Nigel Waterson.

5    Planning Bill,—The Committee of Selection has discharged Anne Main from the Planning Bill Committee and nominated in substitution Mr David Jones.

6    Draft Passenger and Goods Vehicles (Recording Equipment) (Downloading and Retention of Data) Regulations 2008:

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

    (2) the Committee of Selection has nominated seventeen Members to serve on the Committee: Mr Peter Bone, Peter Bottomley, Mr Douglas Carswell, Jim Fitzpatrick, Michael Jabez Foster, Mr Robert Goodwill, Mr Fabian Hamilton, Mark Hunter, Ms Sally Keeble, Mr David Kidney, Mr John Leech, Mr Denis MacShane, Mr Elliot Morley, Martin Salter, Ms Gisela Stuart, Mark Tami and Jeremy Wright.

7    Draft Electricity and Gas (Carbon Emissions Reduction) Order 2008:

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

    (2) the Committee of Selection has nominated seventeen Members to serve on the Committee: Gregory Barker, Mr Richard Benyon, Ms Karen Buck, Mr Ronnie Campbell, Mr David Curry, David T. C. Davies (Monmouth), Mr Quentin Davies, Mr Stephen Dorrell, Nia Griffith, Martin Horwood, Glenda Jackson, Siobhain McDonagh, Mr Khalid Mahmood, Helen Southworth, Graham Stringer, Steve Webb and Mr Phil Woolas.

8    Home Information Pack (Amendment) Regulations 2007 (S.I., 2007, No. 3301) and Housing Act 2004 (Commencement No. 10) (England and Wales) Order 2007 (S.I., 2007, No. 3308):

    (1) The Speaker has allocated the Regulations and Order to the Third Delegated Legislation Committee and has appointed Mr Mike Hancock Chairman; and

    (2) the Committee of Selection has nominated seventeen Members to serve on the Committee: Mrs Nadine Dorries, James Duddridge, Mr Nigel Evans, Mr Neil Gerrard, Julia Goldsworthy, Mr Mike Hall, Ms Patricia Hewitt, Mr Nick Hurd, Dr Brian Iddon, Mr Fraser Kemp, Mr Peter Kilfoyle, Lembit Ípik, Grant Shapps, Ms Angela C. Smith (Sheffield, Hillsborough), Mr John Spellar, Mr Dave Watts and Mr Iain Wright.

    European Standing Committees

9    European Union Document COM (2007) 598 relating to the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership,—The Committee of Selection has nominated thirteen Members to serve on the European Standing Committee, nominated in respect of the Document: Mr David Crausby, Mrs Ann Cryer, Tony Cunningham, Mr Edward Davey, Mr Brian H. Donohoe, Mr David Evennett, Mr Mark Field, Mr Christopher Fraser, Dr Kim Howells, Mr David Lidington, Anne Moffat, Dr Howard Stoate and Jo Swinson.

10    European Union Document No. 15351/07, relating to CAP "Health Check", has been referred to European Standing Committee A.

APPENDIX III

Reports from Select Committees

1    Children, Schools and Families,—The Work of the Department for Children, Schools and Families: Minutes of Evidence taken before the Children, Schools and Families Committee, with a Memorandum; to be printed [No. 213-i] [Mr Barry Sheerman].

2    Environmental Audit,—Environmental Labelling:

    (1) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Sub-committee on Environmental Information of the Environmental Audit Committee; to be printed [No. 83-iii]; and

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

    [Mr Tim Yeo].

3    Environment, Food and Rural Affairs,—(1) Flooding: Minutes of Evidence taken before the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee; to be printed [No. 49-vi]; and

    (2) British Waterways: Memorandum laid before the Committee; to be published

    [Mr Michael Jack].

4    European Scrutiny,—(1) Seventh Report from the European Scrutiny Committee; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 16-vii]; and

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

    [Michael Connarty].

5    Human Rights,—(1) Government Response to the Twenty-first Report from the Committee, Session 2006-07: Human Trafficking: Update: Fourth Report from the Joint Committee on Human Rights, with a Memorandum; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 220];

    (2) Immigration issues: Memorandum laid before the Committee; to be published;

    (3) Legislative Scrutiny: Memoranda laid before the Committee; to be published; and

    (4) Secure Training Centres: Memorandum laid before the Committee; to be published

    [Mr Andrew Dismore].

6    Innovation, Universities and Skills,—(1) The Funding of Science and Discovery Centres: Government Response to the Eleventh Report from the Science and Technology Committee, Session 2006-07: First Special Report from the Innovation, Universities and Skills Committee; to be printed [No. 214]; and

    (2) Investigating the Oceans: Government Response to the Tenth Report from the Science and Technology Committee, Session 2006-07: Memoranda laid before the Committee; to be published;

    [Mr Phil Willis].

7    Public Accounts,—BBC Procurement: Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee of Public Accounts; to be printed [No. 221-i] [Mr Edward Leigh].

8    Transport,—Delivering a Sustainable Railway: A 30-year Strategy for the Railways?: Minutes of Evidence taken before the Transport Committee; to be printed [No. 219-i] [Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody].

9    Treasury,—Administration and expenditure of the Chancellor's departments, 2006-07: Minutes of Evidence taken before the Sub-Committee of the Treasury Committee; to be printed [No. 57-iii] [John McFall].

10    Work and Pensions,—Full employment and world class skill: Responding to the challenges: Government Response to the Eighth Report from the Committee, Session 2006-07: First Special Report from the Work and Pensions Committee; to be printed [No. 217] [Mr Terry Rooney].

[W.H., No. 16]

Minutes of Proceedings of the Sitting in Westminster Hall

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

Adjournment.

    Subjects:

      Buncefield fire and the local community (Mike Penning).

      African Development Bank (Mr Mark Lancaster).

      Police pay (John McDonnell).

      Regulation of accommodation addresses and mail forwarding services (Mr Paul Truswell).

      Housing and growth in South Bedfordshire (Andrew Selous).

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

    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 5.15 p.m.

Sir Alan Haselhurst

Deputy Speaker

CORRIGENDUM

In the Votes and Proceedings for Tuesday 8th January 2008, in Appendix II, Item 3 should read:

Culture, Media and Sport,—Tourism: Minutes of Evidence taken before the Culture, Media and Sport Committee; to be printed [No. 133-iv ] [Mr John Whittingdale].



 
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