Commons Journal 265

Session 2008-09
Chronological Index
Alphabetical Index - Part I
Alphabetical Index - Part II

[No. 70 Wednesday 6 May 2009 ]

The house met at 11.30 am.


1 Questions to (1) the Secretary of State for Scotland

(2) the Prime Minister

2 Developing Country Debt (Restriction of Recovery): Motion for leave to bring in a Bill (Standing Order No. 23)

Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to regulate the recovery of the defaulted sovereign debt of developing countries; and for connected purposes;

That Ms Sally Keeble, Sir Gerald Kaufman, Hilary Armstrong, Mr Peter Lilley, Andrew Stunell, Mr Andy Reed, Tom Brake, Mr David Drew, John Austin, Mr David S. Borrow, Mark Lazarowicz and John Bercow present the Bill.

Ms Sally Keeble accordingly presented the Bill.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 12 June, and to be printed (Bill 91).

3 Finance Bill: Second Reading

Motion made and Question put, That the Finance Bill be now read a second time.

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The House divided.

Division No. 113.

Ayes: 285 (Tellers: Helen Goodman, Ian Lucas).

Noes: 209 (Tellers: Mr Stephen Crabb, Bill Wiggin).

Question accordingly agreed to and Bill read a second time.

4 Finance Bill: Committal

Ordered, That_

(1) Clauses 7, 8, 9, 11, 14, 16, 20 and 92 be committed to a Committee of the whole House;

(2) the remainder of the Bill be committed to a Public Bill Committee; and

(3) when the provisions of the Bill considered by the Committee of the whole House and the Public Bill Committee have been reported to the House, the Bill be proceeded with as if it had been reported as a whole to the House from the Public Bill Committee._(Mr Stephen Timms.)

Committee tomorrow.

5 Finance Bill

Ordered, That the Finance Bill Committee shall have leave to sit twice on the first day on which it meets._(Mark Tami.)

6 Public Petition

A Public Petition from Maureen Faith, residents of sheltered accommodation at Kitkatts Road, Canvey Island, and others relating to Wheelchair Access for Care Home Residents was presented and read by Bob Spink.

7 Adjournment

Subject: Housing expenditure in Stoke-on-Trent (Joan Walley).

Resolved, That this House do now adjourn._(Mark Tami.)

[Adjourned at 10.20 pm until tomorrow. ]

Other proceedings

General Committees: Reports

8 Welsh Grand Committee

Mr Martin Caton (Chairman) reported the matter of the Budget Statement and its implications for Wales, referred to the Committee on 22 April.

General Committees: Appointments

The Speaker appoints the Chairman of General Committees and allocates Statutory Instruments to Delegated Legislation Committees.

The Committee of Selection nominates Members to serve on General Committees (and certain Members to serve on Grand Committees).

9 First Delegated Legislation Committee (Draft Scotland Act 1998 (Modification of Schedule 4) Order 2009)

(1) Chairman: Jim Sheridan

(2) Members: Mr Graham Brady, Mr Russell Brown, Des Browne, David Cairns, Mr Alistair Carmichael, Mr Tom Clarke, Mrs Anne McGuire, Ann McKechin, Sandra Osborne, John Reid, Mr Frank Roy, Mr Charles Walker, Mr Ben Wallace, Angela Watkinson, Pete Wishart and Mr Tim Yeo.

10 Second Delegated Legislation Committee (Draft Financial Assistance for Industry (Increase of Limit) (No. 2) Order 2009 and the draft Financial Assistance for Industry (Increase of Limit) (No. 3) Order 2009)

(1) Chairman: John Bercow

(2) Members: John Austin, Ms Celia Barlow, Colin Burgon, Lorely Burt, Mr Michael Fallon, Barry Gardiner, John Hemming, Mr Adam Ingram, Mr Michael Jack, Ms Diana R. Johnson, Daniel Kawczynski, Martin Linton, Ian Pearson, Mr Mark Prisk, Helen Southworth and Jeremy Wright.

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11 Third Delegated Legislation Committee (Motion in the name of Mr Pat McFadden relating to Financial Assistance to Industry)

(1) Chairman: David Taylor

(2) Members: Lorely Burt, Colin Challen, Mr Geoffrey Cox, Mark Fisher, Michael Jabez Foster (Hastings and Rye), Dr Ian Gibson, Mr James Gray, John Hemming, Mr Adam Holloway, Mr Fraser Kemp, Mr Mark Prisk, Ms Gisela Stuart, Mr Gareth Thomas, Claire Ward, Mr Anthony Wright and Jeremy Wright.

12 Fourth Delegated Legislation Committee (Draft National Assembly for Wales (Legislative Competence) (Agriculture and Rural Development) Order 2009)

(1) Chairman: Christopher Fraser

(2) Members: Mr Michael Clapham, Mr Wayne David, Mr Philip Dunne, Mr Nigel Evans, Mr David Jones, Mr Elfyn Llwyd, Anne Main, Mr Gordon Marsden, Julie Morgan, Mr George Mudie, Albert Owen, Mark Pritchard, Chris Ruane, Mark Tami, Emily Thornberry and Mark Williams.

13 European Committee A in respect of European Union Documents No. 5779/09 and No. >5775/09,> relating to Maritime Transport

Chairman: Joan Walley.

14 European Committee A in respect of European Union Documents No. 5892/09 and Addenda 1 to 3, relating to Climate change agreement

Chairman: Mr Mike Weir.

15 European Committee B in respect of European Union Document No. 16162/08, relating to Free Movement of EU Workers

Members: Mr David Blunkett, Tom Brake, Mr Simon Burns, Mrs Ann Cryer, David T. C. Davies (Monmouth), Helen Goodman, Damian Green, Keith Hill, Chris Huhne, Ruth Kelly, Gwyn Prosser, Mr Anthony Steen and Mr Phil Woolas.

Reports from Select Committees

16 Children, Schools and Families Committee

School Accountability: Evidence, to be printed (HC 353-v) (Mr Barry Sheerman).

17 Energy and Climate Change Committee

The Future of Britain's Electricity Networks: Evidence, to be printed (HC 388-iv) (Mr Elliot Morley).

18 European Scrutiny Committee

(1) Eighteenth Report, to be printed, with the Formal Minutes relating to the Report (HC 19-xvi);

(2) Ministerial Correspondence: Written evidence, to be published

(Michael Connarty).

19 Foreign Affairs Committee

Previously unpublished papers submitted to the Foreign Affairs Committee: Written evidence, to be published (Mike Gapes).

20 Home Affairs Committee

The Trade in Human Beings_Human Trafficking in the UK: Sixth Report, with written evidence, to be printed, with the Formal Minutes relating to the Report (HC 23) (Keith Vaz).

21 Innovation, Universities, Science and Skills Committee

(1) Students and Universities:

(i) Evidence, to be printed (HC 170-iv);

(ii) Written evidence, to be published;

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(2) Putting science and engineering at the heart of government policy: Written evidence, to be published

(Mr Phil Willis).

22 Public Accounts (Committee of)

The National Offender Management Information System: Evidence, to be printed (HC 510-i) (Mr Edward Leigh).

23 Scottish Affairs Committee

(1) Credit Unions in Scotland: Second Report, with written evidence, to be printed, with the Formal Minutes relating to the Report, and written evidence reported and ordered to be published on 11 June 2008 in the last Session of Parliament (HC 218);

(2) Crisis in the Scottish press industry:

(i) Evidence, to be printed (HC 401-ii);

(ii) Written evidence, to be published

(Mr Ian Davidson).

24 Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee on)

Thirteenth Report, with written evidence, to be printed (HC 3-xiii) (David Maclean).

25 Statutory Instruments (Select Committee on)

Second Report, to be printed (HC 4-ii) (David Maclean).

26 Transport Committee

The future of aviation: Evidence, to be printed (HC 499-i) (Mrs Louise Ellman).

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Sitting in Westminster Hall

The sitting began at 9.30 am.


Learning and Skills Council funding for school sixth forms (Mike Penning).

Office of Government Commerce and green procurement (Mr David Kidney).

Tax avoidance and evasion and global financial flows (David Taylor).

Whistleblowing in the NHS (Dr Richard Taylor).

Concessionary bus travel scheme and fraudulent issuing of tickets by bus companies (Rosie Cooper).

Resolved, That the sitting be now adjourned._(Mark Tami.)

[Adjourned at 4.59 pm until tomorrow. ]


Papers presented or laid upon the Table:

Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution:

1 Criminal Law

Draft Crime (International Co-operation) Act 2003 (Designation of Participating Countries) (England, Wales and Northern Ireland) (No. 2) Order 2009 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Jacqui Smith).

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2 Identity Cards

(1) Draft Identity Cards Act 2006 (Designation) Order 2009 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Jacqui Smith);

(2) draft Identity Cards Act 2006 (Fees) Regulations 2009 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Jacqui Smith);

(3) draft Identity Cards Act 2006 (Information and Code of Practice on Penalties) Order 2009 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Jacqui Smith); and

(4) draft Identity Cards Act 2006 (Provision of Information without Consent) Regulations 2009 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Jacqui Smith).

3 Legal Services

Draft Probate Services (Approved Bodies) Order 2009 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Jack Straw).

Other Papers:

4 Identity Cards

(1) Draft Code of Practice on Civil Penalties 2009 (by Act) (Secretary Jacqui Smith); and

(2) National Identity Service Cost Report (by Act) (Secretary Jacqui Smith).

5 Law Commissions

Report on Capital and Income in Trusts: Classification and Apportionment (by Act); to be printed (HC 426) (Secretary Jack Straw).

6 National Audit

Report by the Comptroller and Auditor General on Department for Transport: Improving road safety for pedestrians and cyclists in Great Britain (by Act); to be printed (HC 437) (Clerk of the House).

7 Protection of Children

Government Response to Lord Laming_The Protection of Children in England: action plan (by Command) (Cm. 7589) (Secretary Ed Balls).

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