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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Monday 21st January 2008

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

PRAYERS.

1    First Delegated Legislation Committee,—David Taylor reported from the First Delegated Legislation Committee the draft Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (Codes of Practice) Order 2008.

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

2    European Union (Amendment) Bill,—The Order of the day being read, for the Second Reading of the European Union (Amendment) Bill;

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

The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Mr Tom Watson, Mr Frank Roy: 362.

      Tellers for the Noes, Mr John Baron, Mr Nick Hurd: 224.

So the Question was agreed to.

    The Bill was accordingly read a second time.

    Ordered, That the Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House.—(Steve McCabe.)

    Committee to-morrow.

3    Defence,—Ordered, That Willie Rennie be discharged from the Defence Committee and Richard Younger-Ross be added.—(Rosemary McKenna, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.)

4    Foreign Affairs,—Ordered, That Richard Younger-Ross be discharged from the Foreign Affairs Committee and Sir Menzies Campbell be added.—(Rosemary McKenna, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.)

5    Public Petitions,—Public Petitions from—

    (1) residents of Kent relating to a European Reform Treaty Referendum;

    (2) Joan Holder, Huby Post Office, York and others of a like disposition relating to Post Office closures (North Yorkshire); and

    (3) residents of Great Doddington and surrounding areas relating to Post Office closures (Northamptonshire)

    were presented and read.

6    Adjournment.

    Subject: 0844 revenue-sharing telephone numbers (Mr Graham Stuart).

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

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

[Adjourned at 10.51 p.m.

Michael J. Martin

Speaker


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


APPENDIX I

Papers delivered to the Votes and Proceedings Office on Friday 18th January 2008 pursuant to Standing Order No. 159 (Presentation of statutory instruments):

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

1    Agriculture,—Common Agricultural Policy Single Payment and Support Schemes (Cross-compliance) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 80), dated 15th January 2008, with an Explanatory Memorandum [Secretary Hilary Benn].

2    Police,—Police Authorities (Particular Functions and Transitional Provisions) Order 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 82), dated 3rd January 2008, with an Explanatory Memorandum [Secretary Jacqui Smith].

Papers presented or laid upon the Table on Monday 21st January 2008:

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

3    Education,—(1) Manchester College (Government) Regulations 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 50); and

    (2) Manchester College (Incorporation) Order 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 49),

    dated 11th January 2008 [by Act], with Explanatory Memoranda thereon [by Command] [Secretary John Denham].

4    Environmental Protection,—(1) Environmental Protection (Controls on Ozone-Depleting Substances) (Amendment) Regulations 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 91), dated 16th January 2008 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum and Impact Assessment [by Command]; and

    (2) Ozone-Depleting Substances (Qualifications) (Amendment) Regulations 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 97), dated 16th January 2008 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command]

    [Secretary Hilary Benn].

5    Family Proceedings,—Family Proceedings Fees (Amendment) Order 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 115), dated 21st January 2008 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Secretary Jack Straw].

6    Magistrates' Courts,—Magistrates' Courts Fees (Amendment) Order 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 117), dated 21st January 2008 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Secretary Jack Straw].

7    Supreme Court of England and Wales,—Civil Proceedings Fees (Amendment) Order 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 116), dated 21st January 2008 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Secretary Jack Straw].

8    Universities of Oxford and Cambridge,—Statute, dated 1st November 2006, made by the Governing Body of Merton College in the University of Oxford, revising the existing Statutes of the College [by Act] [Secretary Jack Straw].

Other Papers:

9    European Communities,—Papers, entitled—

    (1) A Comparative Table of the Current EC and EU Treaties as Amended by the Treaty of Lisbon; and

    (2) Consolidated Texts of the EU Treaties as Amended by the Treaty of Lisbon

    [by Command] [Cm. 7311 and 7310] [Secretary David Miliband].

10    National Audit,—Report by the Comptroller and Auditor General on Department for Work and Pensions: Progress in tackling benefit fraud [by Act]; to be printed [No. 102] [Clerk of the House].

11    National Lottery,—Accounts of the Sports Council for Northern Ireland Lottery Distribution for 2006-07, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 261] [Clerk of the House].

12    Treasury,—Treasury Minute, dated 21st January 2008, concerning Northern Rock [by Command] [Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer].

13    Treaty Series (No. 2, 2008),—Agreement, done at London on 14th November 2007, between the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Government of Antigua and Barbuda concerning Air Services [by Command] [Cm. 7313] [Secretary David Miliband].

APPENDIX II

General Committees

1    Draft Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (Codes of Practice) Order 2008,—The Committee of Selection has discharged Mr Quentin Davies, Mr Khalid Mahmood, Helen Southworth and Graham Stringer from the First Delegated Legislation Committee (nominated in respect of the draft Order) and nominated in substitution Mr Robert Flello, Andrew Gwynne, Mr Fraser Kemp and Ian Lucas.

    European Standing Committees

2    European Union Document COM (2007) 598 relating to the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership,—The Committee of Selection has discharged Mrs Ann Cryer from the European Standing Committee (nominated in respect of the Document) and nominated in substitution Nigel Griffiths.

APPENDIX III

Reports from Select Committees

1    Children, Schools and Families,—(1) Creative Partnerships and the Curriculum: Government Response to the Eleventh Report from the Education and Skills Committee, Session 2006-07: First special Report from the Children, Schools and Families Committee; to be printed [No. 266]; and

    (2) Testing and Assessment: Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee; to be printed [No. 169-iv]

    [Mr Barry Sheerman].

2    Communities and Local Government,—Ordnance Survey: Fifth Report from the Communities and Local Government Committee; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 268] [Dr Phyllis Starkey].

3    Human Rights,—(1) Legislative Scrutiny: Criminal Justice and Immigration Bill: Fifth Report from the Joint Committee on Human Rights, with Memoranda; to be printed, with Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report, and Memoranda reported and ordered to be published on 3rd and 17th December [No. 269];

    (2) The Work of the Committee in 2007 and the state of Human Rights in the UK: with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 270]; and

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

    [Mr Andrew Dismore].

4    Innovation, Universities and Skills,—Science Budget Allocations:

    (1) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Innovation, Universities and Skills Committee; to be printed [No. 215-i]; and

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

    [Mr Phil Willis].

5    Public Accounts,—Report on the NHS Summarised Accounts 2006-07: Achieving Financial Balance: Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee of Public Accounts; to be printed [No. 267-i] [Mr Edward Leigh].



 
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