Commons Journal 266

Session 2009-10
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[No. 42 Monday 22 February 2010 ]

The house met at 2.30 pm.

PRAYERS.

1 Questions to the Secretary of State for Defence

2 Privilege

The Speaker announced his decision to give precedence to a complaint made by the Joint Committee on Human Rights in its Seventh Report (HC 371).

Motion to be given precedence at the commencement of public business tomorrow.

3 Urgent Question: British passports (Dubai) (Chris Bryant)

4 Statement: Prisons (Early release) (Secretary Jack Straw)

5 Report from the House of Commons Reform Committee on Rebuilding the House

Motion made and Question proposed, That this House has considered the matter of the Report from the House of Commons Reform Committee on Rebuilding the House._(Ms Harriet Harman.)

At 10.00 pm the Motion lapsed (Standing Order No. 9(3)).

6 Chair (Terminology)

Motion made,

(1) That this House approves recommendation 3 of the First Report of the Select Committee on Reform of the House of Commons, Session 2008-09, HC 1117; and

(2) That accordingly, in each place where they occur in any Standing Order related to Public Business, Order or Resolution of the House, except as provided in paragraphs (3) and (4) below:

(a) for chairman" there shall be substituted chair";

(b) for chairmen" there shall be substituted chairs"; and

(c) for Chairmen's Panel" there shall be substituted Panel of Chairs";

(3) That the following changes to Standing Orders be made:

(a) In Standing Order No. 9 (Sittings of the House)_

(i) in line 25, leave out chairman" and insert occupant of the chair",

(ii) in line 32, leave out chairman" and insert occupant of the chair", and

(iii) in line 37, leave out chairman" and insert occupant of the chair";

(b) In Standing Order No. 11 (Friday sittings), in line 29, leave out chairman" and insert occupant of the chair"; and

(c) In Standing Order No. 35 (Dilatory motion in abuse of the rules of the House), line 10, leave out chairman" and insert occupant of the chair";

(4) That this order shall not apply to the titles of Chairman of Ways and Means, Deputy Chairman or Chairmen or the Lord Chairman of Committees where they occur in any Standing Order, Order or Resolution of the House._(Steve McCabe.)

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

7 Election of Select Committee Chairs

Motion made, That the following Standing Order be made, with effect from the beginning of the next Parliament_

(1) The chairs of the following select committees shall be elected by the House in accordance with paragraphs (2) to (13) below:

(a) select committees appointed under Standing Order No. 152 (select committees related to government departments);

(b) the Environmental Audit Committee;

(c) the Select Committee on Public Administration; and

(d) the Committee of Public Accounts.

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(2) The day following his election at the start of a new Parliament, the Speaker shall communicate to the leaders of each party represented in Parliament the proportion of chairs of select committees to be elected under this order falling to each such party which would reflect the composition of the House.

(3) If, within a week of the Queen's speech, a motion in the name of the leaders of all the parties entitled to one or more chairs of select committees subject to whole House election specifying to which party each such chair is allocated is moved, the questions necessary to dispose of proceedings on the motion shall be put not later than one hour after their commencement, proceedings on the motion shall be exempted business and Standing Order No. 41A (Deferred divisions) shall not apply.

(4) If a motion to which paragraph (3) above applies also makes changes to Standing Order No. 152 (Select committees related to government departments) which are consequential on changes to the machinery of government, then the questions necessary to dispose of proceedings on the motion shall be put not later than one and a half hours after their commencement; proceedings on the motion shall be exempted business; and Standing Order No. 41A (Deferred divisions) shall not apply.

(5) If the House has agreed a motion allocating chairs to parties the election of the chairs shall take place in accordance with the remaining provisions of this order.

(6) The ballots shall take place fourteen days after the approval of the motion allocating chairs to parties.

(7) (a) Nominations of candidates shall be in writing and shall be received by the Clerk of the House by 5.00 pm on the day before the ballot.

(b) Each nomination shall consist of a signed statement made by the candidate declaring his willingness to stand for election, accompanied by the signatures of fifteen Members elected to the House as members of the same party as the candidate or ten per cent. of the Members elected to the House as members of that party, whichever is the lower.

(c) Statements may be accompanied by signatures of up to five Members elected to the House as members of any party other than that to which the candidate belongs, or members of no party.

(d) No Member may sign the statement of more than one candidate for chair of the same select committee.

(e) No Member may be a candidate for the chair of a select committee which has not been allocated to his party under paragraph (3) of this order or otherwise, or for which he is ineligible under Standing Order No. 122A (Term limits for chairmen of select committees).

(f) No Member may be a candidate for more than one chair elected under this order.

(g) As soon as practicable following the close of nominations, lists of the candidates and their accompanying signatories shall be published.

(8) Election of chairs of select committees under this order shall be by secret ballot.

(9) Preparatory arrangements for the ballots shall be made under the supervision of the Clerk of the House.

(10) (a) If there is only one candidate for the chair of a select committee, that candidate shall be declared elected without a ballot.

(b) The ballot shall take place in a place appointed by the Speaker.

(c) Each Member intending to vote shall be provided with a ballot paper for each select committee bearing the names of the candidates listed in alphabetical order.

(d) Members will vote by ranking as many candidates as they wish in order of preference, marking 1 by the name of their first preference, 2 by the name of their second preference, and so on. Any candidate who receives more than half the first preferences shall be elected. If no candidate is so elected, the candidate or candidates with the lowest number of first preferences shall be eliminated and his votes distributed among the remaining candidates according to the preferences on them. If no candidate has more than half the votes, the process of elimination and distribution is repeated, until one candidate has more than half the votes.

(e) The ballot shall be open between 10.00 am and 5.00 pm and counting shall take place under arrangements made by the Clerk of the House.

(11) The Speaker shall have power to give directions on any matter of doubt arising from the conduct of a ballot or from an individual ballot paper and to vary the timings given in paragraphs 5 to 10 of this order.

(12) As soon as practicable after the closing of the ballot the results shall be published under the direction of the Speaker.

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(13) A chair elected under this order is a member of the committee of which he is elected chair._(Steve McCabe.)

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

8 Resignation or removal of Chairs of Select Committees

Motion made, That the following Standing Order be made, with effect from the beginning of the next Parliament_

(1) In the case of a select committee to which the provisions of Standing Order No. (Election of select committee chairs) applies, where

(a) the chair has ceased to be a member of the House, or

(b) the chair has given written notice to the Speaker of a wish to resign from the chair, or

(c) the committee has reported a resolution that it has no confidence in the chair in accordance with the terms of paragraphs (3) and (4) of this order

the Speaker shall declare the chair vacant and, as soon as practicable, announce the date of the election for the position of chair of that committee which shall be not fewer than ten sitting days after that announcement.

(2) The election shall be held according to the provisions of paragraphs (2) to (13) of Standing Order No. (Election of select committee chairs), save that nominations shall be submitted by 12 noon on the day before the ballot.

(3) No motion expressing no confidence in its chair may be made in a committee unless notice of the motion has been circulated to the chair and all members of the committee at least ten sitting days in advance of the meeting at which the motion is made.

(4) A resolution by a committee expressing no confidence in its chair shall not have effect for the purposes of paragraph (1) above unless either

(a) it is agreed by the committee without a division or

(b) the majority of the membership of the committee, including at least two members from the largest party represented on the committee and at least one member from another party, vote in favour of the resolution.

(5) A motion expressing no confidence in the chair may not be made in a committee in the six months following the election of a chair by the House or in the year following a vote on such a motion on that chair._(Steve McCabe.)

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

9 Election of Members of Select Committees

Motion made, That this House takes note of recommendation 6 of the First Report of the Select Committee on Reform of the House of Commons, Session 2008-09, HC 1117, and endorses the principle that parties should elect members of select committees in a secret ballot by whichever transparent and democratic method they choose._(Steve McCabe.)

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

10 Nomination of Select Committees

Resolved, That this House approves the principle that the principal select committees ought to be appointed within six weeks of the beginning of the Session at the start of a new Parliament, as set out in recommendation 8 of the First Report of the Select Committee on Reform of the House of Commons, Session 2008-09, HC 1117._(Steve McCabe.)

11 Reduction in size of Select Committees

Ordered, That, with effect from the beginning of the next Parliament, Standing Order No. 152 (Select committees related to government departments) be amended, in the Table in paragraph (2), by leaving out 14" in each place in the column headed Maximum members" and inserting 11"._(Steve McCabe.)

12 Select Committees (Role, resources and tasks)

Resolved, That this House approves recommendation 11 of the First Report of the Select Committee on Reform of the House of Commons, Session 2008-09, HC 1117, and welcomes the Liaison Committee's proposal to carry out a review of the role, resources and tasks of select committees set out in paragraphs 26 to 28 of its First Report, Session 2009-10, HC 272._(Steve McCabe.)

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13 Backbench Business Committee

Motion made, That this House approves recommendation 17 of the First Report of the Select Committee on Reform of the House of Commons, Session 2008-09, HC 1117, and looks forward to the House being offered the opportunity within 10 sitting weeks of the beginning of the next session of Parliament to establish a backbench business committee and a new category of backbench business, in the light of further consideration by the Procedure Committee._(Steve McCabe.)

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

14 September sittings

Resolved, That this House approves recommendation 31 of the First Report of the Select Committee on Reform of the House of Commons, Session 2008-09, HC 1117, insofar as it relates to an early decision in the next Parliament on sittings of the House in September 2010._(Steve McCabe.)

15 Engaging the public with legislation

Resolved, That this House approves recommendation 42 of the First Report of the Select Committee on Reform of the House of Commons, Session 2008-09, HC 1117, and welcomes the work which is already taking place on the recommendation as set out in the written answer given by the hon. Member for North Devon, on behalf of the House of Commons Commission, on 8 February, Official Report, col. 651-652W._(Steve McCabe.)

16 Petitions requiring debate

Resolved, That this House approves recommendation 43 of the First Report of the Select Committee on Reform of the House of Commons, Session 2008-09, HC 1117, and welcomes the work which is already taking place on the recommendation as set out in the written answer given by the hon. Member for North Devon, on behalf of the House of Commons Commission, on 8 February, Official Report, col. 651-652W._(Steve McCabe.)

17 Electronic petitions

Resolved, That this House approves recommendation 44 of the First Report of the Select Committee on Reform of the House of Commons, Session 2008-09, HC 1117, welcomes the preparation of a revised scheme as set out in the written answer given by the hon. Member for North Devon, on behalf of the House of Commons Commission, on 8 February, Official Report, col. 651-652W, and looks forward to considering the scheme in the next Parliament._(Steve McCabe.)

18 Debates on petitions

Resolved, That this House welcomes recommendation 47 of the First Report of the Select Committee on Reform of the House of Commons, Session 2008-09, HC 1117, and considers that there should be a trial of debates on public petitions in Westminster Hall in the next Session of Parliament, subject to the presentation of petitions of sufficient significance._(Steve McCabe.)

19 Information for petitioners

Resolved, That this House approves recommendation 48 of the First Report of the Select Committee on Reform of the House of Commons, Session 2008-09, HC 1117, and welcomes the work which is already taking place to develop pilot schemes for providing more information to petitioners via the hon. Member who presented the petition as set out in the written answer given by the hon. Member for North Devon, on behalf of the House of Commons Commission, on 8 February, Official Report, col. 651-652W._(Steve McCabe.)

20 Presentation of public petitions

Resolved, That this House approves recommendation 49 of the First Report of the Select Committee on Reform of the House of Commons, Session 2008-09, HC 1117._(Steve McCabe.)

21 Private Members' Motions

Resolved, That this House approves recommendations 23 and 50 of the First Report of the Select Committee on Reform of the House of Commons, Session 2008-09, HC 1117, and looks forward to the matter being further considered by the Procedure Committee in the next Parliament._(Steve McCabe.)

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22 Public Petition

A Public Petition from Mr Finch, The Canvey War Memorial Committee and other residents of Castle Point relating to Canvey War Memorial Fund was presented and read by Bob Spink.

23 Adjournment

Subject: Total Place programme in High Peak (Tom Levitt).

Motion made and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn._(Mrs Sharon Hodgson.)

House adjourned without Question put (Standing Order No. 9(7)).

[Adjourned at 10.35 pm until tomorrow. ]

Other proceedings

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).

24 First Delegated Legislation Committee (Draft Access to the Countryside (Coastal Margin) (England) Order 2010)

Members: Andrew George, Martin Salter and Kitty Ussher discharged and Dr Stephen Ladyman, Mr Bob Laxton and Mr Roger Williams nominated in substitution.

25 Second Delegated Legislation Committee (Draft CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme Order 2010)

Members: Mr Michael Jack and Mr Graham Stuart discharged and Mr Tim Boswell and Mr Oliver Heald nominated in substitution.

26 Fourth Delegated Legislation Committee (Draft Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2010)

Members: Tim Farron discharged and Matthew Taylor nominated in substitution.

27 European Committee B in respect of European Union Document No. 15049/09 and Addenda 1 to 3, relating to Financial Services

Members: James Duddridge discharged and Mr Philip Dunne nominated in substitution.

28 European Committee B in respect of European Union Documents No. 9494/09 and Addenda 1 and 2 and No. 15162/09, relating to Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on Alternative Investment Fund Managers

Members: Mr Greg Hands discharged and Mr David Heathcoat-Amory nominated in substitution.

Reports from Select Committees

29 Communities and Local Government Committee

Communities and Local Government's Departmental Annual Report 2009, and the performance of the Department in 2008-09: Third Report, to be printed, with the Formal Minutes, and evidence relating to the Report (HC 391-I) (Dr Phyllis Starkey).

30 London Regional Select Committee

London's population and the 2011 Census: Evidence, to be printed (HC 349-iii) (Ms Karen Buck).

31 Public Accounts (Committee of)

(1) Department for Transport: The failure of Metronet: Fourteenth Report, to be printed, with the Formal Minutes relating to the Report (HC 390);

(2) Equality and Human Rights Commission: Fifteenth Report, to be printed, with the Formal Minutes relating to the Report (HC 124);

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(3) HM Revenue and Customs: Handling telephone enquiries: Evidence, to be printed (HC 389-i)

(Mr Edward Leigh).

32 South West Regional Select Committee

Prospects for the South West economy:

(1) Evidence, to be printed (HC 355-ii);

(2) Written evidence, to be printed

(Alison Seabeck).

33 Treasury Committee

(1) Financial institutions_too important to fail?:

(i) Evidence, to be printed (HC 261-iv);

(ii) Written evidence, to be published;

(2) Management of the Crown Estate: Written evidence, to be published;

(3) Estimates memoranda: Written evidence, to be published

(John McFall).

APPENDIX

Papers presented and delivered to the Votes and Proceedings Office on the undermentioned dates during the adjournment under Standing Orders No. 158 and No. 159:

Thursday 11 February 2010

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

1 Animals

Poultry Compartments (Fees) (England) Order 2010 (S.I., 2010, No. 270), dated 2 February 2010 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Hilary Benn).

2 Education

(1) Learning and Skills Council for England (Strategy for Greater Manchester) Order 2010 (S.I., 2010, No. 292), dated 9 February 2010 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum and an Impact Assessment (by Command) (Mr Pat McFadden); and

(2) School Finance (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2010 (S.I., 2010, No. 210), dated 4 February 2010 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Ed Balls).

3 Health Care and Associated Professions

(1) General Pharmaceutical Council (Constitution) Order 2010 (S.I., 2010, No. 300), dated 11 February 2010 (by Statutory Instrument), with an Explanatory Memorandum and an Impact Assessment (by Command) (Secretary Andy Burnham); and

(2) Pharmacy Order 2010 (Commencement No. 1) Order of Council 2010 (S.I., 2010, No. 299), dated 11 February 2010 (by Statutory Instrument), with an Explanatory Memorandum and an Impact Assessment (by Command) (Secretary Andy Burnham).

4 Income Tax

Authorised Investment Funds (Tax) (Amendment) Regulations 2010 (S.I., 2010, No. 294), dated 10 February 2010 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Sarah McCarthy-Fry).

5 National Health Service

National Health Service (Quality Accounts) Regulations 2010 (S.I., 2010, No. 279), dated 8 February 2010 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum and an Impact Assessment (by Command) (Secretary Andy Burnham).

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Other Papers:

6 Savings Banks

National Savings Bank (Amendment of Obligation of Secrecy Provisions) Regulations 2010 (S.I., 2010, No. 291), dated 10 February 2010 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Sarah McCarthy-Fry).

7 Welsh Affairs

Memorandum to the Welsh Affairs Committee on Post-legislative Assessment of Public Services Ombudsman (Wales) Act 2005 (by Command) (Cm. 7811) (Mr Secretary Hain).

Friday 12 February 2010

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

8 Road Traffic

M6 Motorway (Junctions 8 to 10A) (Actively Managed Hard Shoulder and Variable Speed Limits) Regulations 2010 (S.I., 2010, No. 284), dated 7 February 2010 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum and an Impact Assessment (by Command) (Mr Sadiq Khan).

Monday 15 February 2010

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

9 Electricity

Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009 (Commencement No. 2 and Transitional Provisions) Order 2010 (S.I., 2010, No. 298), dated 8 February 2010 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Hilary Benn).

10 Food

Food for Particular Nutritional Uses (Miscellaneous Amendments) (England) Regulations 2010 (S.I., 2010, No. 295), dated 10 February 2010 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Andy Burnham).

11 Marine Pollution

Deposits in the Sea (Exemptions) (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2010 (S.I., 2010, No. 304), dated 9 February 2010 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Hilary Benn).

12 Pensions

Personal Injuries (Civilians) Scheme (Amendment) Order 2010 (S.I., 2010, No. 283), dated 8 February 2010 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Bob Ainsworth).

Tuesday 16 February 2010

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

13 Customs

Goods Infringing Intellectual Property Rights (Customs) (Amendment) Regulations 2010 (S.I., 2010, No. 324), dated 15 February 2010 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Sarah McCarthy-Fry).

14 Road Traffic

Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) (Amendment) Regulations 2010 (S.I., 2010, No. 312), dated 9 February 2010 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum and an Impact Assessment (by Command) (Mr Sadiq Khan).

15 Trade Descriptions

Motor Vehicles (Designation of Approval Marks) (Amendment) Regulations 2010 (S.I., 2010, No. 313), dated 9 February 2010 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum and an Impact Assessment (by Command) (Mr Sadiq Khan).

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Wednesday 17 February 2010

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

16 British Nationality

British Nationality (Rwanda) Order 2010 (S.I., 2010, No. 246), dated 10 February 2010 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Alan Johnson).

17 Children and Young Persons

Local Authority (Duty to Secure Early Years Provision Free of Charge) (Amendment) Regulations 2010 (S.I., 2010, No. 301), dated 9 February 2010 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum and an Impact Assessment (by Command) (Secretary Ed Balls).

18 Merchant Shipping

Port Security (Avonmouth Dock and Royal Portbury Dock and Port of Bristol Security Authority) Designation Order 2010 (S.I., 2010, No. 319), dated 11 February 2010 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum and an Impact Assessment (by Command) (Mr Sadiq Khan).

19 Northern Ireland

National Insurance Contribution Credits (Transfer of Functions) (Northern Ireland) Order 2010 (S.I., 2010, No. 242), dated 10 February 2010 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Yvette Cooper).

20 Parliamentary Commissioner

Parliamentary Commissioner Order 2010 (S.I., 2010, No. 239), dated 10 February 2010 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Tessa Jowell).

Other Papers:

21 Pensions

Naval, Military and Air Forces Etc. (Disablement and Death) Service Pensions (Amendment) Order 2010 (S.I., 2010, No. 240), dated 10 February 2010 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Bob Ainsworth).

22 Pitcairn Islands

Pitcairn Constitution Order 2010 (S.I., 2010, No. 244), dated 10 February 2010 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary David Miliband).

Thursday 18 February 2010

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

23 Children and Young Persons

Childcare (Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 2010 (S.I., 2010, No. 307), dated 11 February 2010 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum and an Impact Assessment (by Command) (Secretary Ed Balls).

24 Merchant Shipping

(1) Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Health and Safety at Work) (Biological Agents) Regulations 2010 (S.I., 2010, No. 323), dated 11 February 2010 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum and an Impact Assessment (by Command) (Mr Sadiq Khan);

(2) Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Health and Safety at Work) (Chemical Agents) Regulations 2010 (S.I., 2010, No. 330), dated 11 February 2010 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum and an Impact Assessment (by Command) (Mr Sadiq Khan); and

(3) Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Health and Safety at Work) (Work at Height) Regulations 2010 (S.I., 2010, No. 332), dated 11 February 2010 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum and an Impact Assessment (by Command) (Mr Sadiq Khan).

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Friday 19 February 2010

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

25 Customs

Export Control (Guinea) Order 2010 (S.I., 2010, No. 364), dated 18 February 2010 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Mr Pat McFadden).

Papers presented or laid upon the Table on Monday 22 February 2010:

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

26 Environmental Protection

Environmental Noise (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2010 (S.I., 2010, No. 340), dated 11 February 2010 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Hilary Benn).

27 Health and Safety

Notification of Conventional Tower Cranes Regulations 2010 (S.I., 2010, No. 333), dated 15 February 2010 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum and an Impact Assessment (by Command) (Secretary Yvette Cooper).

28 Pensions

Armed Forces (Redundancy, Resettlement and Gratuity Earnings Schemes) Order 2010 (S.I., 2010, No. 345), dated 17 February 2010 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Bob Ainsworth).

29 Social Security

(1) Community Task Force (Miscellaneous Provisions) Order 2010 (S.I., 2010, No. 349), dated 17 February 2010 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Yvette Cooper); and

(2) Social Security (Community Task Force) Regulations 2010 (S.I., 2010, No. 354), dated 17 February 2010 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Yvette Cooper).

Other Papers:

30 Air Force (Constitution)

Air Force (Armed Forces Pension Scheme 1975 and Attributable Benefits Scheme) Order 2010 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Bob Ainsworth).

31 Environmental Protection

Explanatory Memorandum and Impact Assessment to the draft Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2010 (laid 25 January) (by Command) (Secretary Hilary Benn).

32 Home Office

Home Office Minute, dated 22 February 2010, concerning a contingent liability relating to a proposal to indemnify Neighbourhood Watch schemes in England and Wales against uninsured Public Liability Insurance claims (by Command) (Secretary Alan Johnson).

33 Pensions and Yeomanry Pay

Army Pensions (Armed Forces Pension Scheme 1975 and Attributable Benefits Scheme) Warrant 2010 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Bob Ainsworth).

34 Tax Credits

(1) Explanatory Memorandum to the draft Tax Credits Up-rating Regulations 2010 (laid 10 February) (by Command) (Stephen Timms);

(2) Review from HM Treasury of certain tax credits monetary amounts under section 41 of the Tax Credits Act 2002 for 2009-10 (by Act) (Stephen Timms);

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Withdrawn Papers:

35 Environmental Protection

(1) Impact Assessment to the draft Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2010 (by Command) (laid 25 January 2010);

(2) Explanatory Memorandum to the draft Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2010 (by Command) (laid 9 February 2010).

36 Tax Credits

(1) Explanatory Memorandum to the draft Tax Credits Up-rating Regulations 2010 (by Command) (laid 10 February 2010); and

(2) Review from HM Treasury of certain tax credits monetary amounts under section 41 of the Tax Credits Act 2002 for 2009-10 (by Act) (laid 10 February 2010).


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