Commons Journal 265
[No. 135 Wednesday 11 November 2009 ]
The house met at 2.30 pm.
1 Questions to (1) the Secretary of State for Wales
(2) the Prime Minister
2 Statement: Skills for growth (Mr Pat McFadden).
3 Waste Recycling (End Use Register) Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)
Mr David Drew presented a Bill to require certain authorities to maintain a register of the destination of recycled materials; and for connected purposes.
Bill read the first time; to be read a second time tomorrow, and to be printed (Bill 165).
4 Mobile Network Roaming Capabilities: Motion for leave to bring in a Bill (Standing Order No. 23)
Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to establish a duty on mobile network operators to introduce automatic roaming capabilities between mobile telephone networks in the United Kingdom; and for connected purposes;
That Mr Angus MacNeil, Angus Robertson, Mr Alistair Carmichael, Mark Durkan, Dr Alasdair McDonnell, Pete Wishart, Mr Mike Weir, Andrew George, Andrew Rosindell, Mr Stephen Hepburn, Mr David Davis and Greg Clark present the Bill.
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Mr Angus MacNeil accordingly presented the Bill.
Bill read the first time; to be read a second time tomorrow, and to be printed (Bill 166).
5 Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Bill (Programme) (No. 2)
Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 83A(7)), That the following provisions shall apply to the Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Bill for the purpose of supplementing the Order of 23 February 2009 (Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Bill (Programme)):
Consideration of Lords Amendments
1. Proceedings on consideration of Lords Amendments shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion three hours after their commencement at this day's sitting.
2. Any further Message from the Lords may be considered forthwith without any Question being put.
3. The proceedings on any further Message from the Lords shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion one hour after their commencement._(Mark Tami.)
The House divided.
Division No. 246.
Ayes: 282 (Tellers: Mr Dave Watts, Mr Bob Blizzard).
Noes: 217 (Tellers: Mr Stephen Crabb, Michael Fabricant).
Question accordingly agreed to.
6 Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Bill: Consideration of Lords Amendments
Lords Amendments 1 to 123 agreed to, with Commons privileges waived in respect of Lords Amendments 48, 87, 91, 105 and 119.
Lords Amendment 124
Amendment (a) moved to the Lords Amendment._(Mr Nick Gibb.)
Question put, That the Amendment be made.
The House divided.
Division No. 247.
Ayes: 131 (Tellers: Bill Wiggin, Angela Watkinson).
Noes: 272 (Tellers: Helen Jones, Mr Dave Watts).
Question accordingly negatived.
It being more than three hours after the commencement of proceedings on the Lords Amendments, the Deputy Speaker put the Questions necessary to dispose of business at that hour (Programme Order, today).
The following Question was put forthwith (Standing Order No. 83F).
That this House agrees with Lords in their Amendments 124 to 201 (single Question to agree with all remaining Lords Amendments)._(Mr Dave Watts.)
Question agreed to, with Commons privileges waived in respect of Lords Amendment 177.
7 Public Petitions
A Public Petition from residents of the constituency of West Chelmsford, Essex relating to Equitable Life (West Chelmsford) was presented and read by Mr Simon Burns.
A Public Petition from residents of the constituency of Tiverton and Honiton in the Devon region of England relating to Equitable Life (Tiverton and Honiton) was presented and read by Angela Browning.
Subject: Local authority adoption of new residential roads (Mr Philip Hollobone).
Resolved, That this House do now adjourn._(Mr Dave Watts.)
[Adjourned at 9.01 pm until tomorrow. ]
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9 Policing and Crime Bill
The Lords agree to the Policing and Crime Bill with Amendments to which they desire the agreement of the Commons.
10 Coroners and Justice Bill
The Lords insist on certain Amendments to the Coroners and Justice Bill to which the Commons have disagreed for which insistence they assign their Reasons; they do not insist on certain other Amendments to which the Commons have disagreed but propose an Amendment in lieu to which they desire the agreement of the Commons; they agree to the Amendment which the Commons have proposed in lieu of certain other Amendments; and they do not insist on the remaining Amendment to which the Commons have disagreed.
Printing of Lords Amendments and Messages
11 Policing and Crime Bill
Lords Amendments to be considered tomorrow, and to be printed (Bill 168) with Explanatory Notes (Bill 168^EN).
12 Coroners and Justice Bill
Lords Message to be considered tomorrow, and to be printed (Bill 169).
European Union Documents Referred
13 European Committee A
European Union Document No. 14513/09, relating to Commission Communication: Enlargement Strategy and Main Challenges 2009^2010.
14 European Committee A
European Union Document No. 14738/09 and Addendum, relating to fixing for 2010 the fishing opportunities for certain fish stocks and groups of fish stocks, applicable to Community waters, and for Community vessels, in waters where catch limitations are required.
15 European Committee B
Unnumbered Explanatory Memorandum dated 2 November 2009, submitted by Foreign and Commonwealth Office, relating to establishment of the European Union Police Mission in Afghanistan (EUPOL AFGHANISTAN).
Reports from Select Committees
16 Energy and Climate Change Committee
Low carbon technologies in a green economy: Evidence, to be printed (HC 648-vii) (Paddy Tipping).
17 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee
Defra's Departmental Report 2009: Evidence, to be printed (HC 1115-i) (Mr Michael Jack).
18 European Scrutiny Committee
(1) Thirty-third Report, to be printed, with the Formal Minutes relating to the Report (HC 19-xxxi);
(2) Ministerial Correspondence: Written evidence, to be published
19 Foreign Affairs Committee
Global Security: UK-US Relations: Evidence, to be printed (HC 1100-i) (Mike Gapes).
20 North West Regional Select Committee
The impact of the current economic situation on the North West and the Government's response: Government Response to the North West Regional Committee's First Report: First Special Report, to be printed (HC 675) (Mr David Crausby).
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21 Northern Ireland Affairs Committee
Omagh_a decade after the bombing: Evidence, to be printed (HC 359-v) (Sir Patrick Cormack).
22 Public Accounts (Committee of)
Train to Gain: Developing the skills of the workforce: Evidence, to be printed (HC 1116-i) (Mr Edward Leigh).
23 Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee on)
Twenty-fifth Report, with written evidence, to be printed (HC 3-xxv) (David Maclean).
24 Statutory Instruments (Select Committee on)
Fifth Report, to be printed (HC 4-v) (David Maclean).
25 Transport Committee
Priorities for investment in the railways: Evidence, to be printed (HC 1056-ii) (Mrs Louise Ellman).
26 Treasury Committee
(1) The Committee's Opinion on proposals for European financial supervision: Sixteenth 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 3 November (HC 1088);
(2) Administration and expenditure of the Chancellor's departments, 2008^09: Evidence taken before the Sub-Committee, to be printed (HC 1046-iii);
(3) Banking Crisis: regulation and supervision: Written evidence, to be published
Sitting in Westminster Hall
The sitting began at 3.30 pm.
Application of sex discrimination legislation to religious organisations (Robert Key).
Prospects for a 2010 nuclear non-proliferation treaty review conference (Tony Lloyd).
Future of the South London Line (Simon Hughes).
Work of the Department for Work and Pensions in Plymouth (Linda Gilroy).
Reducing female mortality in Africa (Mr Phil Willis).
Motion made and Question proposed, That the sitting be now adjourned._(Mr John Heppell.)
Sitting adjourned without Question put (Standing Order No. 10(11)).
[Adjourned at 8.13 pm until tomorrow. ]
Papers presented or laid upon the Table:
Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution:
1 European Communities
Draft European Communities (Definition of Treaties) (1996 Hague Convention on Protection of Children etc.) Order 2009 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Jack Straw).
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2 Health Care and Associated Professions
Draft Pharmacy Order 2010 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum and an Impact Assessment (by Command) (Secretary Andy Burnham).
Papers subject to Negative Resolution:
3 Stamp Duty
(1) Stamp Duty and Stamp Duty Reserve Tax (Investment Exchanges and Clearing Houses) Regulations (No. 13) 2009 (S.I., 2009, No. 2975), dated 10 November 2009 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Sarah McCarthy-Fry);
(2) Stamp Duty and Stamp Duty Reserve Tax (Investment Exchanges and Clearing Houses) Regulations (No. 14) 2009 (S.I., 2009, No. 2976), dated 10 November 2009 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Sarah McCarthy-Fry); and
(3) Stamp Duty and Stamp Duty Reserve Tax (Investment Exchanges and Clearing Houses) Regulations (No. 15) 2009 (S.I., 2009, No. 2977), dated 10 November 2009 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Sarah McCarthy-Fry).
4 Building Britain's Future
Skills for growth: The national skills strategy (by Command) (Cm. 7641) (Mr Pat McFadden).
5 Government Resources and Accounts
Report and Accounts of Service Children's Education for 2008^09, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act); to be printed (HC 463) (Secretary Bob Ainsworth).
6 Reserve Forces
Report under section 54(7) of the Reserve Forces Act 1996 on the making of a call-out order for Afghanistan under section 54(1) of that Act, dated 11 November 2009 (by Act) (Secretary Bob Ainsworth).
7 Science and Technology
Report and Accounts of the Medical Research Council for 2008^09, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act); to be printed (HC 914) (Mr Pat McFadden).
8 Treaty Series (No. 16, 2009)
Exchange of Notes, done at Oslo on 30 April 2009, between the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Government of the Kingdom of Norway relating to the Delimitation of the Continental Shelf between the two countries, done at London on 10 March 1965, and the Protocol Supplementary to the Agreement, done at Oslo on 22 December 1978 (by Command) (Cm. 7731) (Secretary David Miliband).
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