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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
15 July 2009

No. 112

The House met at 11.30 am.

PRAYERS.

1 Contingencies Fund 2008-09

    Ordered, That there be laid before this House Accounts of the Contingencies Fund, 2008-09 showing:-

    (1) a balance sheet;

    (2) a cashflow statement; and

    (3) notes to the account; together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon. (In continuation of HC 879 of 2007-08.)—(Mark Tami.)

2 Questions to (1) the Secretary of State for Wales

    (2) the Prime Minister

3 Statement: Low Carbon Transition Plan (Secretary Edward Miliband)

4 Personal Responsibility Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

    Norman Baker presented a Bill to place upon the individual a greater responsibility for the consequences for him of his own actions and of any failure on his part to use common sense; and for connected purposes.

    Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 16 October, and to be printed (Bill 134).

5 Protection of Elderly People (Unsolicited Mail): Motion for leave to introduce a Bill (Standing Order No. 23)

    Ordered, That leave be given to introduce a Bill to prohibit the sending of unsolicited mail to elderly people; and for connected purposes;

    That Mr Andrew Robathan present the Bill.

    Mr Andrew Robathan accordingly presented the Bill.

    Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 30 October, and to be printed (Bill 135).

6 Opposition Day: Leader of the Opposition (16th allotted day (Standing Order No. 14))

    (1) US-UK Extradition Treaty

    Motion made and Question proposed, That this House expresses its very great concern that the Extradition Act 2003 is being undermined by a series of high profile cases that are jeopardising confidence in the extradition system; and calls on the Government to hold immediately a review of the Act with a view to reforming it at the earliest opportunity to deal with the issues of public concern.—(Chris Grayling.)

    Amendment moved, in line 1, to leave out from 'House' to the end of the Question and add 'notes that it is beneficial to the public to be able to extradite people accused of crimes in another country who might otherwise escape justice and that extradition treaties such as the US-UK Extradition Treaty 2003 work to the significant benefit of both countries; notes that the UK must demonstrate 'probable cause' to the US courts while the US must demonstrate 'reasonable suspicion' to the UK courts; notes that these tests are broadly equivalent given the differences between the legal systems in the two jurisdictions; recognises the view that ascertaining whether prosecution ought to take place in the UK should be considered by relevant prosecutors at the beginning of the process and not by judges at extradition hearings, which could result in serious criminals evading justice; and further notes that since 2004, people have been convicted on murder, manslaughter and smuggling charges in the UK following extradition from the US, whilst those charged with murder and terrorism offences have been extradited to the USA.'.—(Secretary Alan Johnson.)

    Question put, That the original words stand part of the Question (Standing Order No. 31(2)).

    The House divided.

    Division No. 202.

      Ayes: 236 (Tellers: Bill Wiggin, Mr Stephen Crabb).

      Noes: 290 (Tellers: Mr John Heppell, David Wright).

    Question accordingly negatived.

    Question, That the proposed words be there added, put forthwith (Standing Order No. 31).

    Question agreed to.

    The Deputy Speaker declared the Main Question, as amended, agreed to.

    Resolved, That this House notes that it is beneficial to the public to be able to extradite people accused of crimes in another country who might otherwise escape justice and that extradition treaties such as the US-UK Extradition Treaty 2003 work to the significant benefit of both countries; notes that the UK must demonstrate 'probable cause' to the US courts while the US must demonstrate 'reasonable suspicion' to the UK courts; notes that these tests are broadly equivalent given the differences between the legal systems in the two jurisdictions; recognises the view that ascertaining whether prosecution ought to take place in the UK should be considered by relevant prosecutors at the beginning of the process and not by judges at extradition hearings, which could result in serious criminals evading justice; and further notes that since 2004, people have been convicted on murder, manslaughter and smuggling charges in the UK following extradition from the US, whilst those charged with murder and terrorism offences have been extradited to the USA.

7 Deferred Divisions

    The Deputy Speaker announced the results of the Division which had been deferred to this day (Standing Order No. 41A).

    East Midlands Regional Grand Committee

    That the East Midlands Regional Grand Committee shall meet in Nottingham on Wednesday 9 September between 2.00 pm and 4.30 pm to take questions under Standing Order No. 117B (Regional Grand Committees (questions for oral answer)) and to hold a general debate on Building Britain's Future: how the region will make the most of the upturn.

    Division No. 201.

    Ayes: 277.

    Noes: 180.

    Question accordingly agreed to.

8 Opposition Day: Leader of the Opposition (16th allotted day (Standing Order No. 14)) (resumed)

    (2) Caring for the Elderly

    Motion made and Question proposed, That this House believes all old people should be treated with dignity and respect; regrets that 2.5 million pensioners are living in poverty; notes the Government's failure to state when it intends to restore the link between the uprating of the state pension and the growth in average earnings; regrets the sharp decline of defined benefit schemes during this Government's stewardship; further regrets that the Government failed to adopt proposals for fully-funded measures to help savers in this year's Budget; notes that some 45,000 people are forced to sell their homes each year to pay for long-term care; regrets the lack of costed options and proposals in the Government's Green Paper for the future funding of long-term care; recognises the pressures on the health and social care systems due to demographic factors and the debt crisis; notes that, despite claims to the contrary, no party has plans to cut support for pensioners such as free bus passes, free TV licences for over 75s or winter fuel allowance; supports active and independent ageing; pays tribute to all those with caring responsibilities across the public, third and private sectors, in particular the six million voluntary carers in the UK; and calls on the Government to introduce more effective policies to encourage respect for older citizens and to promote security and dignity in old age.—(Mr Nigel Waterson.)

    Amendment moved, in line 1, to leave out from 'House' to the end of the Question and add 'welcomes the steps taken since 1997 to tackle increasing pensioner poverty; notes that policies delivering real help to pensioners include free bus passes, free TV licences, winter fuel payments and Pension Credit which ensures no pensioner lives on less than £130 a week; notes that the Government is targeting around £100 billion more on pensioners than if pre-1997 policies had been maintained; further notes the Government's commitment to reversing the policy of separating uprating of the state pension and growth in average earnings; notes the introduction of the Financial Assistance Scheme, the Pension Protection Fund and the Turner consensus as building a sustainable pensions system going forward; welcomes raising of Individual Savings Accounts limits at Budget 2009; warmly welcomes the Government's Ageing Strategy; further welcomes the publication of the Green Paper, Shaping the future of care together, which proposes a National Care Service to create the first national, universal, entitlement-based system for care and support ever in England; notes that the Government's proposals will shape a new care and support system fit for the 21st century that will be fairer, simpler and more affordable for everyone; further notes the published indicative costs an individual may face during their lifetime and the comprehensive impact assessment for the Green Paper; recognises that carers make a huge contribution to society; and acknowledges that the new Care Quality Commission has made dignity and respect one of its six key areas of inspection.'.—(Angela Eagle.)

    Question put, That the original words stand part of the Question (Standing Order No. 31(2)).

    The House divided.

    Division No. 203.

      Ayes: 211 (Tellers: Bill Wiggin, Mr Stephen Crabb).

      Noes: 287 (Tellers: Lyn Brown, Steve McCabe).

    Question accordingly negatived.

    Question, That the proposed words be there added, put forthwith (Standing Order No. 31).

    Question agreed to.

    The Deputy Speaker declared the Main Question, as amended, agreed to.

    Resolved, That this House welcomes the steps taken since 1997 to tackle increasing pensioner poverty; notes that policies delivering real help to pensioners include free bus passes, free TV licences, winter fuel payments and Pension Credit which ensures no pensioner lives on less than £130 a week; notes that the Government is targeting around £100 billion more on pensioners than if pre-1997 policies had been maintained; further notes the Government's commitment to reversing the policy of separating uprating of the state pension and growth in average earnings; notes the introduction of the Financial Assistance Scheme, the Pension Protection Fund and the Turner consensus as building a sustainable pensions system going forward; welcomes raising of Individual Savings Accounts limits at Budget 2009; warmly welcomes the Government's Ageing Strategy; further welcomes the publication of the Green Paper, Shaping the future of care together, which proposes a National Care Service to create the first national, universal, entitlement-based system for care and support ever in England; notes that the Government's proposals will shape a new care and support system fit for the 21st century that will be fairer, simpler and more affordable for everyone; further notes the published indicative costs an individual may face during their lifetime and the comprehensive impact assessment for the Green Paper; recognises that carers make a huge contribution to society; and acknowledges that the new Care Quality Commission has made dignity and respect one of its six key areas of inspection.

9 Deferred divisions

    Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 41A(3)), That at this day's sitting, Standing Order No. 41A (Deferred divisions) shall not apply to the Motions in the name of Secretary Bob Ainsworth relating to Defence, Mr Pat McFadden relating to Companies and Secretary Ed Balls relating to Children and Young Persons.—(Mary Creagh.)

    Question agreed to.

10 Statutory Instruments: Motions for Approval

    (1) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft Armed Forces Act 2006 (Consequential Amendments) Order 2009, which was laid before this House on 2 June, be approved.—(Mary Creagh.)

    Question agreed to.

    (2) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft Armed Forces (Powers of Stop and Search, Search, Seizure and Retention) Order 2009, which was laid before this House on 1 June, be approved.—(Mary Creagh.)

    Question agreed to.

    (3) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft Companies (Share Capital and Acquisition by Company of its Own Shares) Regulations 2009, which were laid before this House on 17 June, be approved.—(Mary Creagh.)

    Question agreed to.

    (4) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft Community Interest Company (Amendment) Regulations 2009, which were laid before this House on 17 June, be approved.—(Mary Creagh.)

    Question agreed to.

    (5) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No.118(6)), That the draft Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006 (Regulated Activity, Miscellaneous and Transitional Provisions and Commencement No. 5) Order 2009, which was laid before this House on 17 June, be approved.—(Mary Creagh.)

    Question agreed to.

11 Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment

    Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 119(11)), That this House takes note of European Union Document No. 17367/08 and Addenda 1 and 2, draft Directive on waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE); and supports the Government's aim to work with the European Commission and other Member States to further reform the existing Directive.—(Mary Creagh.)

    Question agreed to.

12 Change to membership of select committees

    Motion made, That Linda Gilroy be discharged from the South West Regional Select Committee and Roger Berry be added.—(Mary Creagh.)

    Objection taken (Standing Order No. 9(6)).

13 Sittings of the House

    Motion made, That, at the sittings on Monday 20 July and on Tuesday 21 July, the Speaker shall not adjourn the House until any message from the Lords has been received, any Committee to draw up Reasons which has been appointed at that sitting has reported, and he has notified the Royal Assent to Acts agreed upon by both Houses.—(Mary Creagh.)

    Objection taken (Standing Order No. 9(6)).

14 Select Committee on Reform of the House of Commons

    Motion made,

    (1) That a Select Committee be appointed to consider and make recommendations on the following matters:

    (a) the appointment of members and chairmen of select committees;

    (b) scheduling business in the House;

    (c) enabling the public to initiate debates and proceedings in the House; and

    (d) such other matters as appear to the Committee to be closely connected with the matters set out above, and to report on these matters by 13 November 2009;

    (2) That the Committee also consider such other matters as may be referred to it from time to time;

    (3) That the Committee consist of eighteen Members;

    (4) That Mr Graham Allen, Mr Clive Betts, Mr Graham Brady, Mr David Clelland, Mr David Drew, Natascha Engel, Dr Evan Harris, David Howarth, Mr Michael Jack, Mr Greg Knight, Mr Elfyn Llwyd, Mr Chris Mullin, Dr Nick Palmer, Martin Salter, Dr Phyllis Starkey, Mr Andrew Tyrie, Dr Tony Wright and Sir George Young be members of the Committee;

    (5) That Dr Tony Wright be Chairman of the Committee;

    (6) That the Committee have power to send for persons, papers and records, to sit notwithstanding any adjournment of the House; to adjourn from place to place, to report from time to time and to appoint specialist advisers;

    (7) That this Order be a Standing Order of the House until the end of the present Parliament.—(Mary Creagh.)

    Objection taken (Standing Order No. 9(6)).

15 Public Petitions

    A Public Petition from residents of Green Lane, Pembury Avenue, Worcester Park and others, relating to Flooding (Surrey) was presented and read by Mr Paul Burstow.

    A Public Petition from those concerned about the closure of Queensway Post Office relating to Post Office Closure (Kent) was presented.

16 Adjournment

    Subject: Proposed closure of Diageo plants in Kilmarnock and Hurlford (Des Browne).

    Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.—(Mary Creagh.)

Adjourned at 7.47 pm until tomorrow.

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Other proceedings

General Committees: Reports

17 Crown Employment (Nationality) Bill Committee

    Mr Jim Hood reported the Bill with Amendments.

    Bill, as amended, to be considered on Friday 16 October; and to be printed (Bill 141).

18 Seventh Delegated Legislation Committee

    Mr Peter Atkinson (Chairman) reported the draft Armed Forces (Civilian Courts Dealing with Service Offences) (Modification of the Criminal Justice Act 2003) Regulations 2009, the draft Court Martial (Prosecution Appeals) Order 2009 and the draft Armed Forces (Court Martial) Rules 2009.

19 Eighth Delegated Legislation Committee

    Mr Joe Benton (Chairman) reported the draft Hallmarking Act 1973 (Application to Palladium) Order 2009.

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).

20 Seventh Delegated Legislation Committee (Draft Armed Forces (Civilian Courts Dealing with Service Offences) (Modification of the Criminal Justice Act 2003) Regulations 2009, the draft Court Martial (Prosecution Appeals) Order 2009 and the draft Armed Forces (Court Martial) Rules 2009)

    Members: Charlotte Atkins discharged and Martin Linton nominated in substitution.

21 Eighth Delegated Legislation Committee (Draft Hallmarking Act 1973 (Application to Palladium) Order 2009)

    Members: Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas, Paul Farrelly and Mr Ian McCartney discharged and Mr Mike Hall, Mr Jim McGovern and Mr Virendra Sharma nominated in substitution.

22 East of England Regional Grand Committee in respect of its meeting on 8 September

    Chairman: Bob Russell

23 North East Regional Grand Committee in respect of its meeting on 25 September

    Chairman: Frank Cook

24 South East Regional Grand Committee in respect of its meeting on 14 September

    Chairman: Mr Mike Hancock

25 South West Regional Grand Committee in respect of its meeting on 3 September

    Chairman: Robert Key

26 West Midlands Regional Grand Committee in respect of its meeting on 8 October

    Chairman: Mr Bill Olner

27 Welsh Grand Committee in respect of its meetings on 14 October

    Chairmen: Mr Martin Caton and Mr Martyn Jones

28 European Committee A in respect of European Union Document No. 17564/08 and Addenda 1 and 2, relating to Intelligent transport systems

    Chairman: Bob Russell

29 European Committee A in respect of European Union Documents No. 15869/08 and No. 15694/08 and Addenda 1 and 2, relating to Compliance with the Common Fisheries Policy

    (1) Chairman: Mr Clive Betts

    (2) Members: Charlotte Atkins, Mr Richard Benyon, Mr Geoffrey Cox, Tim Farron, Andrew George, Keith Hill, Huw Irranca-Davies, Mrs Siān C. James, Lynne Jones, Dr Ashok Kumar, Mr John Spellar, Mr Anthony Steen and Angela Watkinson.

Reports from Select Committees

30 Energy and Climate Change Committee

    Low carbon technologies in a green economy: Evidence, to be printed (HC 648-iv) (Dr Alan Whitehead).

31 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee

    Ofwat Price Review 2009: Fifth Report, with written evidence, to be printed, with the Formal Minutes relating to the Report (HC 554-I and -II) (Mr Michael Jack).

32 European Scrutiny Committee

    (1) Twenty-sixth Report, to be printed, with the Formal Minutes relating to the Report (HC 19-xxiv);

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

    (Jim Dobbin).

33 Foreign Affairs Committee

    (1) Global Security: Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories: Fifth 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 4 March, 6 May and 24 June (HC 261);

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

    (Mike Gapes).

34 Home Affairs Committee

    (1) Bogus Colleges: Eleventh Report, with written evidence, to be printed, with the Formal Minutes relating to the Report (HC 595);

    (2) Macpherson Report—10 Years On: Twelfth Report, with written evidence, to be printed, with the Formal Minutes relating to the Report (HC 427);

    (3) Managing Migration: Points-Based System: Thirteenth Report, with written evidence, to be printed, with the Formal Minutes relating to the Report (HC 217)

    (Keith Vaz).

35 Justice Committee

    (1) The Crown Prosecution Service: Gateway to the Criminal Justice System: Ninth Report, with written evidence, to be printed, with the Formal Minutes relating to the Report (HC 186);

    (2) Draft Sentencing Guideline: overarching principles—sentencing youths: Tenth Report, with an Appendix and written evidence, to be printed, with the Formal Minutes relating to the Report (HC 497)

    (Sir Alan Beith).

36 Northern Ireland Affairs Committee

    Policing and Criminal Justice: Evidence, to be printed (HC 754-i) (Sir Patrick Cormack).

37 Procedure Committee

    (1) e-Petitions: follow-up: Government Response to the Committee's Second Report of Session 2008-09: First Special Report of Session 2008-09 (HC 952);

    (2) Timetabling of Business: Written evidence, to be published

    (Mr Greg Knight).

38 Public Accounts (Committee of)

    (1) Reducing Alcohol Harm: health services in England for alcohol misuse: Forty-seventh Report, to be printed, with the Formal Minutes relating to the Report (HC 925);

    (2) Renewing the physical infrastructure of English further education colleges: Forty-eighth Report, to be printed, with the Formal Minutes relating to the Report (HC 924);

    (3) Improving road safety for pedestrians and cyclists in Great Britain: Forty-ninth Report, to be printed, with the Formal Minutes relating to the Report (HC 665);

    (4) Supporting people with autism through adulthood: Fiftieth Report, to be printed, with the Formal Minutes relating to the Report (HC 697);

    (5) Maintenance of the Prison Estate: Fifty-first Report, to be printed, with the Formal Minutes relating to the Report (HC 722);

    (6) Reducing Healthcare Associated Infection in Hospitals in England: Fifty-second Report, to be printed, with the Formal Minutes relating to the Report (HC 812);

    (7) Oversight of the Post Office Network Change Programme: Fifty-third Report, to be printed, with the Formal Minutes relating to the Report (HC 832);

    (8) Ministry of Defence: Support for High Intensity Operations: Fifty-fourth Report, to be printed, with the Formal Minutes relating to the Report (HC 895)

    (Mr Edward Leigh).

39 Scottish Affairs Committee

    Dunfermline Building Society:

    (1) Fifth Report, with written evidence, to be printed, with the Formal Minutes relating to the Report (HC 548);

    (2) Written evidence

    (Mr Mohammad Sarwar).

40 Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee on)

    Twenty-first Report, to be printed (HC 3-xxi) (David Maclean).

41 Statutory Instruments (Select Committee on)

    Fourth Report, to be printed (HC4-iv) (David Maclean).

42 Transport Committee

    (1) The enforcement activities of the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA): Seventh Report, with written evidence, to be printed, with the Formal Minutes relating to the Report (HC 39);

    (2) The future of aviation: Evidence, to be printed (HC 499-vi)

    (Mrs Louise Ellman).

43 Work and Pensions Committee

    Tackling Pensioner Poverty: Fifth 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 22 April (HC 411-I and -II) (Mr Terry Rooney).

John Bercow

Speaker

The Speaker will take the Chair at 10.30 am.

Sitting in Westminster Hall

No. 71

The sitting began at 9.30 am.

Adjournment.

    Subjects:

    Abortion law in Northern Ireland (Martin Salter).

    Pardon for Mr Michael Shields (Mrs Louise Ellman).

    Local and regional newspapers (Mark Williams).

    Combat stress and the NHS (Sir Paul Beresford).

    Local authorities' role in promoting apprenticeships (Mr George Howarth).

    Resolved, That the sitting do now adjourn.—(Mr Dave Watts.)

Adjourned at 5.02 pm until tomorrow.

Alan Haselhurst

Deputy Speaker

APPENDIX

Papers presented or laid upon the Table:

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

1 Civil Aviation

    (1) Air Navigation (Amendment) Order 2009 (S.I., 2009, No. 1742), dated 8 July 2009 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum and an Impact Assessment (by Command) (Mr Sadiq Khan); and

    (2) Air Navigation (Single European Sky) (Penalties) Order 2009 (S.I., 2009, No. 1735), dated 8 July 2009 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Mr Sadiq Khan).

2 Corporation Tax

    Loan Relationships and Derivative Contracts (Disregard and Bringing into Account of Profits and Losses) (Amendment) Regulations 2009 (S.I., 2009, No. 1886), dated 14 July 2009 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Stephen Timms).

3 Electricity

    (1) Civil Jurisdiction (Application to Offshore Renewable Energy Installations etc.) Order 2009 (S.I., 2009, No. 1743), dated 8 July 2009 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Edward Miliband); and

    (2) Criminal Jurisdiction (Application to Offshore Renewable Energy Installations etc.) Order 2009 (S.I., 2009, No. 1739), dated 8 July 2009 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Edward Miliband).

4 Health and Safety

    Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 (Application outside Great Britain) (Variation) Order 2009 (S.I., 2009, No. 1750), dated 8 July 2009 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum and an Impact Assessment (by Command) (Secretary Yvette Cooper).

5 Health Care and Associated Professions

    General and Specialist Medical Practice (Education, Training and Qualifications) Amendment Order 2009 (S.I., 2009, No. 1846), dated 9 July 2009 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Andy Burnham).

6 International Criminal Court

    International Criminal Court Act (Overseas Territories) Order 2009 (S.I., 2009, No. 1738), dated 8 July 2009 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary David Miliband).

7 International Immunities and Privileges

    Commonwealth Countries and Ireland (Immunities and Privileges) (Amendment) Order 2009 (S.I., 2009, No. 1741), dated 8 July 2009 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary David Miliband).

8 Mental Capacity

    Lasting Powers of Attorney, Enduring Powers of Attorney and Public Guardian (Amendment) Regulations 2009 (S.I., 2009, No. 1884), dated 14 July 2009 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Jack Straw).

9 Parliamentary Commissioner

    Parliamentary Commissioner Order 2009 (S.I., 2009, No. 1754), dated 8 July 2009 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Tessa Jowell).

10 Pensions

    Draft Code of Practice: Trustee Knowledge and Understanding (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Yvette Cooper).

11 Police

    Police Act 1997 (Criminal Records) ( No. 2) Regulations 2009 (S.I., 2009, No. 1882), dated 11 July 2009 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Alan Johnson).

12 Public Records

    Public Records (Designation of Bodies) Order 2009 (S.I., 2009, No. 1744), dated 8 July 2009 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Jack Straw).

13 Social Security

    Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit (Child Benefit Disregard and Child Care Charges) Regulations 2009 (S.I., 2009, No. 1848), dated 9 July 2009 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Yvette Cooper).

Other Papers:

14 British Library

    Report and Accounts of British Library for 2008-09, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act); to be printed (HC 762) (Secretary Ben Bradshaw).

15 Building Britain's Future

    The UK Renewable Energy Strategy (by Command) (Cm. 7686) (Secretary Edward Miliband).

16 Chiropractors

    Financial Statements of the General Chiropractic Council for 2008 (by Act) (Secretary Jack Straw).

17 Climate Change

    The UK Low Carbon Transition Plan: National strategy for climate and energy (by Act) (Secretary Edward Miliband).

18 Communications

    Fifth Report on the Secretary of State's functions by the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills and the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (by Act); to be printed (HC 911) (Mr Pat McFadden).

19 Contingencies Fund

    Accounts of the Contingencies Fund for 2008-09, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (pursuant to Order this day); to be printed (HC 892) (Stephen Timms).

20 Covent Garden Market

    Report and Accounts of Covent Garden Market Authority for 2008-09 (by Act) (Secretary Hilary Benn).

21 Criminal Injuries Compensation

    Report and Accounts of Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority for 2008-09, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act); to be printed (HC 728) (Secretary Jack Straw).

22 Crown Agents

    (1) Accounts of Crown Agents Holding and Realisation Board for 2007, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act); to be printed (HC 893) (Clerk of the House); and

    (2) Accounts of Crown Agents Holding and Realisation Board for 1 January to 31 March 2008, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act); to be printed (HC 894) (Clerk of the House).

23 Culture, Media and Sport

    Review and Financial Statements of Historic Royal Palaces for 2008-09 (by Command) (Secretary Ben Bradshaw).

24 Currency

    Treasury Minute, dated 15 July 2009, directing a raising of the limit on the amount of the Bank of England's fiduciary note issue (by Act) (Sarah McCarthy-Fry).

25 Diplomatic Service

    Consular Fees (Amendment) Order 2009 (S.I., 2009, No. 1745), dated 8 July 2009 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum and an Impact Assessment (by Command) (Secretary Alan Johnson).

26 Gambling

    Report and Accounts of Gambling Commission for 2008-09, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act); to be printed (HC 701) (Secretary Ben Bradshaw).

27 General and Specialist Medical Practice

    Report and Accounts of Postgraduate Medical Education and Training Board for 2008-09, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Statutory Instrument); to be printed (HC 846) (Secretary Andy Burnham).

28 Government Resources and Accounts

    (1) Report and Accounts of Criminal Records Bureau for 2008-09, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act); to be printed (HC 829) (Secretary Alan Johnson);

    (2) Report and Accounts of Defence Vetting Agency for 2008-09, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act); to be printed (HC 751) (Secretary Bob Ainsworth);

    (3) Report and Accounts of Forensic Science Northern Ireland for 2008-09, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act); to be printed (HC 711) (Mr Secretary Woodward);

    (4) Report and Accounts of National Savings and Investments for 2008-09, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act); to be printed (HC 470) (Stephen Timms);

    (5) Report and Accounts of NHS Purchasing and Supply Agency for 2008-09, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act); to be printed (HC 683) (Secretary Andy Burnham);

    (6) Report and Accounts of Office of the Public Guardian for 2008-09, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act); to be printed (HC 905) (Secretary Jack Straw);

    (7) Report and Accounts of Wilton Park for 2008-09, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act); to be printed (HC 654) (Secretary David Miliband);

    (8) Report and Accounts of National Weights and Measures Laboratory for 2008-09, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act); to be printed (HC 672) (Mr Pat McFadden);

    (9) Report and Resource Accounts of Northern Ireland Court Service for 2008-09, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act); to be printed (HC 472) (Stephen Timms);

    (10) Resource Accounts of Northern Ireland Office for 2008-09, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act); to be printed (HC 473) (Stephen Timms);

    (11) Resource Accounts of the Crown Estate for 2008-09, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act); to be printed (HC 445) (Stephen Timms); and

    (12) Resource Accounts of the Department for International Development Overseas Superannuation for 2008-09, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act); to be printed (HC 487) (Stephen Timms).

29 Health and Social Care

    Report of the Mental Health Act Commission on Coercion and consent: monitoring the Mental Health Act 2007-09 (by Statutory Instrument) (Secretary Andy Burnham).

30 Higher Education

    Report and Accounts of the Arts and Humanities Research Council for 2008-09, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act); to be printed (HC 780) (Mr Pat McFadden).

31 Horserace Betting and Olympic Lottery

    Report and Accounts of Olympic Lottery Distributor for 2008-09, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act); to be printed (HC 631) (Tessa Jowell).

32 Justices of the Peace

    Report of Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Court Administration for 2008-09 (by Act); to be printed (HC 724) (Secretary Jack Straw).

33 Museums and Galleries

    (1) Report and Accounts of the Wallace Collection for 2008-09, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act); to be printed (HC 888) (Secretary Ben Bradshaw); and

    (2) Report and Accounts of Victoria and Albert Museum for 2008-09, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act); to be printed (HC 790) (Secretary Ben Bradshaw).

34 National Audit

    Report by the Comptroller and Auditor General on Financial Management in the Department for Communities and Local Government (by Act); to be printed (HC 293) (Clerk of the House).

35 National Health Service

    (1) Report and Accounts of Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust for 2008-09 (by Act) (Secretary Andy Burnham);

    (2) Report and Financial Statements of Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust for 2008-09 (by Act) (Secretary Andy Burnham); and

    (3) Review and Consolidated Accounts of NHS Foundation Trusts for 2008-09, by Monitor: Independent Regulator of NHS Foundation Trusts (by Act); to be printed (HC 705) (Secretary Andy Burnham).

36 National Heritage

    Report and Accounts of National Heritage Memorial Fund for 2008-09, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act); to be printed (HC 603) (Secretary Ben Bradshaw).

37 National Lottery

    (1) Report and Accounts of Heritage Lottery Fund and the National Heritage Memorial Fund Lottery Distribution for 2008-09, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act); to be printed (HC 602) (Secretary Ben Bradshaw); and

    (2) Report and Accounts of National Lottery Commission for 2008-09, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act); to be printed (HC 584) (Secretary Ben Bradshaw).

38 Natural Environment and Rural Communities

    Report and Accounts of Joint Nature Conservation Committee for 2008-09, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act); to be printed (HC 772) (Secretary Hilary Benn).

39 Parliamentary Commissioner

    (1) Report of the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman for 2008-09 (by Act); to be printed (HC 786) (Clerk of the House); and

    (2) Resource Accounts of the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman for 2008-09, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act); to be printed (HC 820) (Clerk of the House).

40 Police (Northern Ireland)

    (1) Report and Accounts of Northern Ireland Policing Board for 2008-09, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act); to be printed (HC 674) (Mr Secretary Woodward); and

    (2) Report and Accounts of Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland for 2008-09, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act); to be printed (HC 590) (Mr Secretary Woodward).

41 Public Works Loans

    Report of Public Works Loan Board for 2008-09 (by Act) (Ian Pearson).

42 Renewable Transport Fuel Obligations

    Report and Accounts of Renewable Fuels Agency for 2008-09, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Statutory Instrument); to be printed (HC 877) (Mr Sadiq Khan).

43 South Atlantic Territories

    (1) Falkland Islands Courts (Overseas Jurisdiction) (Amendment) Order 2009 (S.I., 2009, No. 1737), dated 8 July 2009 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary David Miliband); and

    (2) St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha Constitution Order 2009 (S.I., 2009, No. 1751), dated 8 July 2009 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary David Miliband).

44 Teaching and Higher Education

    Report and Financial Statements of General Teaching Council for England for 2008-09, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act); to be printed (HC 830) (Secretary Ed Balls).

45 Transport

    (1) Low Carbon Transport: A Greener Future—A Carbon Reduction Strategy for Transport (by Command) (Cm. 7682) (Mr Sadiq Khan); and

    (2) Report and Accounts of British Waterways for 2008-09 (by Act) (Secretary Hilary Benn).

46 Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement

    Report of Administrative Justice and Tribunals Council for 2008-09 (by Act) (Secretary Jack Straw).

47 United Nations

    Terrorism (United Nations Measures) Order 2009 (S.I., 2009, No. 1747), dated 8 July 2009 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum and an Impact Assessment (by Command) (Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer).

48 Water Industry

    Report and Accounts of Consumer Council for Water for 2008-09, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act); to be printed (HC 802) (Secretary Hilary Benn).



 
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