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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Monday 2nd June 2008

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

PRAYERS.

1    First Delegated Legislation Committee,—Miss Anne Begg reported from the First Delegated Legislation Committee the draft Building Societies (Financial Assistance) Order 2008.

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

2    Second Delegated Legislation Committee,—Mr Peter Atkinson reported from the Second Delegated Legislation Committee the draft Sexual Offences (Northern Ireland) Order 2008 and the draft Sexual Offences (Northern Ireland Consequential Amendments) Order 2008.

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

3    Third Delegated Legislation Committee,—Mrs Joan Humble reported from the Third Delegated Legislation Committee the draft Compensation (Claims Management Services) (Amendment) Regulations 2008.

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

4    Right to Roam (Mobile Phones) Bill,—The Order for reading the Right to Roam (Mobile Phones) Bill a second time on Friday 6th June was read and discharged.

    Bill to be read a second time on Friday 17th October.

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

    Statute Law (Repeals) Bill [Lords],—The Lords have passed a Bill to promote the reform of the statute law by the repeal, in accordance with recommendations of the Law Commission and the Scottish Law Commission of certain enactments which (except in so far as their effect is preserved) are no longer of practical utility, and to make other provision in connection with the repeal of those enactments; to which the Lords desire the concurrence of this House.

    The Lords have agreed to the Child Maintenance and Other Payments Bill, with Amendments; to which the Lords desire the concurrence of this House.

    The Lords communicate that they have made the following amendment to the Order of that House of 6th May, relating to the appointment of a Committee to join with a Committee of this House to consider and report on the draft Constitutional Renewal Bill: That the Committee should report on the draft Bill by 22nd July.

6    Statute Law (Repeals) Bill [Lords],—The Statute Law (Repeals) Bill [Lords] was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time to-morrow and to be printed [Bill 115].

7    Child Maintenance and Other Payments Bill,—Lords Amendments to the Child Maintenance and Other Payments Bill to be considered to-morrow; and to be printed [Bill 116].

    Ordered, That the Explanatory Notes relating to Lords Amendments to the Child Maintenance and Other Payments Bill be printed [Bill 116-EN].

8    New Member sworn,—Anthony Edward Timpson, Esquire, Member for Crewe and Nantwich, was sworn.

9    Planning Bill (Programme) (No. 2),—A Motion was made, and the Question being put, That the Order of 10th December 2007 (Planning Bill (Programme)) be varied as follows—

    1. Paragraphs 4 and 5 of the Order shall be omitted.

    2. Proceedings on consideration and Third Reading shall be concluded in two days.

    3. Proceedings on consideration shall be taken on each of those days as shown in the following Table and in the order so shown.

    4. Each part of the proceedings shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at the time specified in relation to it in the second column of the table.

    First day
    Proceedings
Time for conclusion of proceedings
    New Clauses, and amendments to Clauses, relating to Parts 3 and 4, New Clauses, and amendments to Clauses, relating to Part 7, New Clauses, and amendments to Clauses, relating to Part 8, and New Clauses, and amendments to Clauses, relating to correction of errors in development consent decisions or changes to, or revocation of, orders granting development consent.
7.30 p.m.
    New Clauses, and amendments to Clauses, relating to Part 2.
The moment of interruption.
    Second day
    New Clauses, and amendments to Clauses, relating to Chapter 2 of Part 9, and New Clauses, and amendments to Clauses, relating to Part 11.
7.00 p.m.
    New Clauses, and amendments to Clauses, relating to functions of the Infrastructure Planning Commission or the Secretary of State in relation to applications for orders granting development consent, and remaining proceedings on consideration.
One hour before the moment of interruption.

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

The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Tony Cunningham, Siobhain McDonagh: 248.

      Tellers for the Noes, Mr John Baron, Mr Nick Hurd: 193.

So the Question was agreed to.

10    Planning Bill [1st allocated day],—The House, according to Order, proceeded to consider the Planning Bill, as amended in the Public Bill Committee.

    A Clause (NC9) (Highways)—(John Healey)—brought up, read the first and second time and added to the Bill.

    Another Clause (NC10) (Railways)—(John Healey)—brought up, read the first and second time and added to the Bill.

    Amendments (Nos. 77 and 78) made to the Bill.

    Another Amendment (No. 325) proposed to the Bill, in page 8, line 12, to leave out the words 'or Wales'.—(Dan Rogerson.)

    Question put, That the Amendment be made.

The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Jenny Willott, Mr Roger Williams: 46.

      Tellers for the Noes, Siobhain McDonagh, Tony Cunningham: 265.

    Other Amendments (Nos. 79 to 92) made to the Bill.

    Other Clauses (NC15) (Land to which authorisation of compulsory acquisition can relate), (NC17) (Rights in connection with underground gas storage facilities), (NC18) (Public rights of way: statutory undertakers' apparatus etc.) and (NC19) (Extinguishment of rights, and removal of apparatus, of statutory undertakers etc.)—(Mr Parmjit Dhanda)—brought up, read the first and second time and added to the Bill.

    Other Clauses (NC20) (Use of underground gas storage facilities), (NC21) (Harbours), (NC22) (Deemed consent under section 34 of the Coast Protection Act 1949), (NC23) (Deemed licences under Part 2 of the Food and Environment Protection Act 1985), (NC24) (Removal of consent requirements), (NC26) (Interpretation: land and rights over land) and (NC37) (Application of compulsory acquisition procedure provisions)—(John Healey)—brought up, read the first and second time and added to the Bill.

    Other Amendments (Nos. 114 to 152) made to the Bill.

    Ordered, That Clause No. 120 be transferred to the end of line 8 on page 65.—(John Healey.)

    Other Amendments (Nos. 153 to 160) made to the Bill.

    Another Clause (NC27) (The relevant local planning authority)—(Mr Parmjit Dhanda)—brought up, read the first and second time and added to the Bill.

    Other Amendments (Nos. 165 and 167 to 183) made to the Bill.

    Another Clause (NC14) (Correction of errors in development consent decisions)—(Mr Parmjit Dhanda)—brought up and read the first time.

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

    And it being half-past Seven o'clock, the Deputy Speaker put the Question already proposed from the Chair, pursuant to Order [this day]:—It was agreed to.

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

    Clause added to the Bill

    Another Clause (NC25) (Changes to, and revocation of, orders granting development consent)—(Mr Parmjit Dhanda)—brought up, read the first time and added to the Bill.

    Other Amendments (Nos. 113, 166 and 246) made to the Bill.

    Another Clause (NC8) (Parliamentary requirements)—(John Healey)—brought up, read the first time and second time and added to the Bill.

    Another Clause (NC1) (Climate change)—(Mr David Drew)—brought up and read the first time.

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

The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Mr David Heath, Mr Nick Hurd: 241.

      Tellers for the Noes, Mr Bob Blizzard, Mr Wayne David: 256.

    It being after Ten o'clock, the Speaker put the Question on an Amendment selected for separate decision.

    Another Amendment (No. 53) proposed to the Bill, in page 3, line 8, at the end, to insert the words ', and

      (c) has been approved by both Houses of Parliament.'.—(Mrs Jacqui Lait.)

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

      Tellers for the Ayes, Mr John Baron, Mr Nick Hurd: 223.

      Tellers for the Noes, Mr Bob Blizzard, Mr Wayne David: 277.

    Other Amendments (Nos. 72 to 76) made to the Bill.

    Bill to be further considered to-morrow.

11    Representation of the People,—A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Delegated Legislation Committees), That the draft Parliamentary Constituencies (Northern Ireland) Order 2008, which was laid before this House on 31st March, be approved—(Mr Alan Campbell):—It was agreed to.

12    Health Care and Associated Professions,—A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Delegated Legislation Committees), That the draft Nursing and Midwifery (Amendment) Order 2008, which was laid before this House on 21st April, be approved—(Mr Alan Campbell):—It was agreed to.

13    Pensions,—A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Delegated Legislation Committees), That the draft Financial Assistance Scheme (Miscellaneous Provisions) Regulations 2008, which were laid before this House on 29th April, be approved—(Mr Alan Campbell):—It was agreed to.

14    Carbon Capture and Storage,—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 Document No. 5835/08 and Addenda 1 and 2; notes its objective of removing legislative barriers to the geological storage of carbon dioxide in existing Community legislation; and supports the Government's approach to securing practical and proportionate legislation that promotes the environmentally safe storage of carbon dioxide—(Mr Alan Campbell):—It was agreed to.

15    Farriers,—Ordered, That the Farriers' Qualifications (European Recognition) Regulations 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 646), dated 5th March 2008, be referred to a Delegated Legislation Committee.—(Mr Alan Campbell.)

16    Welsh Grand Committee,—Ordered, That—

    (1) the matter of the Future of energy in Wales, being a matter relating exclusively to Wales, be referred to the Welsh Grand Committee for its consideration;

    (2) the Committee shall meet at Westminster on Wednesday 18th June at Nine o'clock and between Two o'clock and Four o'clock to take questions under Standing Order No. 103 (Welsh Grand Committee (questions for oral answer)) and to consider the matter referred to it under paragraph (1) above.—(Mr Alan Campbell.)

17    Public Petition,—A Public Petition from users of Ditherington Post Office relating to Post Office closures (Shropshire) was presented and read.

18    Adjournment.

    Subject: Future of the UK water sector (Linda Gilroy).

    Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.—(Mr Alan Campbell.)

    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 presented or laid upon the Table:

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

Wednesday 28th May 2008

1    Treaty Series (No. 7, 2008),—Agreement, done at Lusaka on 13th February 2008, between the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Government of the Republic of Zambia concerning Air Services [Cm. 7413] [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 Negative Resolution:

Friday 23rd May 2008

2    National Health Service,—Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Mental Health Partnership National Health Service Trust (Transfer of Trust Property) Order 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 1323), dated 19th May 2008, with an Explanatory Memorandum [Secretary Alan Johnson].

3    Road Traffic,—Civil Enforcement of Parking Contraventions (County of Wiltshire) (District of West Wiltshire) Designation Order 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 1340), dated 21st May 2008, with an Explanatory Memorandum [Secretary Ruth Kelly].

Tuesday 27th May 2008

4    Architects,—Architects (Recognition of European Qualifications etc and Saving and Transitional Provision) Regulations 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 1331), dated 19th May 2008, with an Explanatory Memorandum [Secretary Hazel Blears].

Wednesday 28th May 2008

5    European Communities,—European Regional Development Fund (London Operational Programme) (Implementation) Regulations 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 1342), dated 22nd May 2008, with an Explanatory Memorandum [Secretary Hazel Blears].

Thursday 29th May 2008

6    Disabled Persons,—Disability Discrimination Code of Practice (Trade Organisations and Qualifications Bodies) (Revocation) Order 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 1336), dated 22nd May 2008, with an Explanatory Memorandum [Ms Harriet Harman].

Papers presented or laid upon the Table on Monday 2nd June 2008:

Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution:

7    Parliament,—Draft Ministerial and other Salaries Order 2008 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Ms Harriet Harman].

8    Terms and Conditions of Employment,—Draft National Minimum Wage Regulations 1999 (Amendment) Regulations 2008 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum and Impact Assessment [by Command] [Mr Secretary Hutton].

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

9    Criminal Law,—Crime and Disorder (Prescribed Information) (Amendment) Regulations 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 1406), dated 28th May 2008 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Secretary Jacqui Smith].

10    Town and Country Planning,—Town and Country Planning (Local Development) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 1371), dated 19th May 2008 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum and Impact Assessment [by Command] [Secretary Hazel Blears].

11    Universities of Oxford and Cambridge,—Statute, dated 11th October 2006, made by the Governing Body of Oriel College in the University of Oxford, revising the existing Statutes of the College [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Secretary Jack Straw].

Other Papers:

12    Children Schools and Families,—Paper, entitled Youth Alcohol Action Plan [by Command] [Cm. 7387] [Secretary Ed Balls].

13    European Union,—Government Response to the Tenth Report from the House of Lords European Union Select Committee, Session 2007-08, on The Treaty of Lisbon: An Impact Assessment [by Command] [Cm. 7389] [Secretary David Miliband].

14    National Audit,—Report by the Comptroller and Auditor General on Ministry of Defence: Chinook Mk3 Helicopters [by Act]; to be printed [No. 512] [Clerk of the House].

15    Work and Pensions,—Paper, entitled Joint birth registration: recording responsibility [by Command] [Cm. 7293] [Secretary James Purnell].

APPENDIX II

General Committees

1    Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill [Lords],—The Committee of Selection has discharged Patrick Hall from the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill [Lords] Committee and nominated in substitution Mr Tom Clarke.

2    Draft Building Societies (Financial Assistance) Order 2008,—The Committee of Selection has discharged David Wright from the First Delegated Legislation Committee (nominated in respect of the draft Order) and nominated in substitution Ann Coffey.

3    Draft Sexual Offences (Northern Ireland) Order 2008 and the draft Sexual Offences (Northern Ireland Consequential Amendments) Order 2008,—The Committee of Selection has discharged Mr Kevan Jones from the Second Delegated Legislation Committee (nominated in respect of the draft Orders) and nominated in substitution Ms Gisela Stuart.

4    Draft Compensation (Claims Management Services) (Amendment) Regulations 2008,—The Committee of Selection has discharged Nick Herbert from the Third Delegated Legislation Committee (nominated in respect of the draft Regulations) and nominated in substitution Mr Henry Bellingham.

European Committees

5    European Union Document No. 8403/08 and Addenda 1 to 5 relating to The EU—A Global Partner for Development—Speeding Up Progress Towards the Millennium Development Goals,—The Committee of Selection has discharged Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown from European Committee B (nominated in respect of the Document) and nominated in substitution Mr Mark Lancaster.

APPENDIX III

Reports from Select Committees

1    Children, Schools and Families,—Looked-after children: Minutes of Evidence taken before the Children, Schools and Families Committee; to be printed [No. 442-vi] [Fiona Mactaggart].

2    Communities and Local Government,—(1) Provision of Public Toilets: Minutes of Evidence taken before the Communities and Local Government Committee; to be printed [No. 636-i];

    (2) Community Cohesion and Migration: Memorandum laid before the Committee; to be published;

    (3) New Towns (follow up): Memoranda laid before the Committee; and

    (4) Planning Skills: Memorandum laid before the Committee; to be published

    [Dr Phyllis Starkey].

3    Human Rights,—(1) Counter-Terrorism Policy and Human Rights (Eleventh Report): 42 Days and Public Emergencies: Twenty-first Report from the Joint Committee on Human Rights, with Memoranda; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 635];

    (2) Human Rights Judgments: Memoranda laid before the Committee; to be published; and

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

    [Mr Andrew Dismore].

4    Innovations, Universities, Science and Skills,—The Office For Fair Access (OFFA): Minutes of Evidence taken before the Innovation, Universities, Science and Skills Committee; to be printed [No. 598-i] [Mr Phil Willis].

5    International Development,—Co-ordination for Aid Effectiveness: Minutes of Evidence taken before the International Development Committee; to be printed [No. 520-iii] [Malcolm Bruce].

6    Public Accounts,—(1) A progress update in resolving difficulties in administering the single payment scheme in England: Twenty-ninth Report from the Committee of Public Accounts; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 285];

    (2) Management of large business Corporation Tax: Thirtieth Report from the Committee; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 302];

    (3) Progress in tackling benefit fraud: Thirty-first Report from the Committee; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 323];

    (4) Reducing the cost of complying with regulations: The delivery of the Administrative Burdens Programme 2007: Thirty-second Report from the Committee; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 363];

    (5) Ministry of Defence: Major Projects Report 2007: Thirty-third Report from the Committee; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 433];

    (6) Increasing employment rates for ethnic minorities: Thirty-fourth Report from the Committee; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 472]; and

    (7) Making grants efficiently in the culture, media and sport sector: Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee; to be printed [No. 641-i]

    [Mr Edward Leigh].



 
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