House of Commons

Session 2010-11

House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Monday
20th December 2010

No. 92

The House met at 2.30 pm.

PRAYERS.

1 Questions to the Secretary of State for Education

2 Urgent Question: Temporary immigration cap (Damian Green)

3 Statements: (1) European Council (Prime Minister)

(2) High Speed Rail (Secretary Philip Hammond)

(3) Severe winter weather (Secretary Philip Hammond)

4 Firearms Control

Resolved, That this House has considered the matter of firearms control.-(Nick Herbert.)

5 Change to membership of select committees

Ordered, That Mr David Anderson be discharged from the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee and Barry Gardiner be added.-(Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.)

6 Public Petitions

A Public Petition from Savile Burdett, of Axminster, Devon relating to Feed-In Tariffs was presented and read by Neil Parish.

7 Adjournment

Subject: Effect of mobile phones on human health (Mr Tom Watson).

Motion made and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.-(Mr Philip Dunne.)

At 10.00 pm, the Motion lapsed (Standing Order No. 9(7)).

Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.-(Mr Philip Dunne.)

Adjourned at 10.25 pm until tomorrow.

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Other proceedings

Private Business

8 Private Bill Petitions: Report from Examiners (Standing Order 70 relating to Private Business)

Report from the Examiners of Petitions for Private Bills laid upon the Table by the Speaker, That, in the case of the Petitions for the following Bills, the Standing Orders have been complied with:

Bank of Ireland (UK) plc Bill

City of London (Various Powers) Bill

Transport for London Bill.

9 Private Bills (Standing Order 81 relating to Private Business)

The Chairman of Ways and Means reported, That the following Bills should originate in the House of Lords:

City of London (Various Powers) Bill

Transport for London Bill

and that the following Bill should originate in the House of Commons:

Bank of Ireland (UK) plc Bill.

General Committees: Reports

10 First Delegated Legislation Committee

Mr James Gray (Chair) reported the draft Post Office Network Subsidy Scheme (Amendment) Order 2010.

11 Second Delegated Legislation Committee

Mrs Anne Main (Chair) reported the Housing Benefit (Amendment) Regulations 2010 (S.I., 2010, No. 2835) and the Rent Officers (Housing Benefit Functions) Amendment Order 2010 (S.I., 2010, No. 2836).

General Committees: Appointments

The Speaker appoints the Chair of General Committees and members of Programming Sub-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).

12 First Delegated Legislation Committee (Draft Post Office Network Subsidy Scheme (Amendment) Order 2010)

Chair: Mr James Gray in place of John Robertson

Members: Kate Hoey discharged and Mike Gapes nominated in substitution.

13 Second Delegated Legislation Committee (Housing Benefit (Amendment) Regulations 2010 (S.I., 2010, No. 2835) and the Rent Officers (Housing Benefit Functions) Amendment Order 2010 (S.I., 2010, No. 2836))

Members: Sheila Gilmore discharged and Mrs Mary Glindon nominated in substitution.

14 European Committee B in respect of European Union Documents No. 9231/10, relating to a Council recommendation on broad guidelines for the economic policies of the Member States and of the Union-Part I of the Europe 2020 Integrated Guidelines and No. 9233/10, relating to a Proposal for a Council Decision on guidelines for the employment policies of the Member States-Part II of the Europe 2020 Integrated Guidelines

Members: Alok Sharma discharged and Richard Harrington nominated in substitution.

15 European Committee B in respect of Unnumbered Explanatory Memorandum, dated 31 March 2010, relating to the Second Revision of the Cotonou Agreement

Members: Mark Lazarowicz discharged and Rushanara Ali nominated in substitution.

Reports from Select Committees

16 Communities and Local Government Committee

(1) Localism:

(i) Evidence, to be printed (HC 547-v);

(ii) Written evidence, to be published;

(2) Abolition of Regional Spatial Strategies: Written evidence, to be published;

(3) Winter Supplementary Estimate 2010–11: Written evidence, to be published

(Clive Betts).

17 Public Administration (Select Committee on)

Smaller Government: Shrinking the Quango State: Fifth Report, to be printed, with the Formal Minutes relating to the Report, and written evidence reported and ordered to be published on 19 October, 9 and 23 November and 7 December (HC 537) (Mr Bernard Jenkin).

18 Science and Technology Committee

(1) Technology Innovation Centres: Evidence, to be printed (HC 619-ii);

(2) Strategically important metals: Written evidence, to be published;

(3) General correspondence: Written evidence, to be published

(Andrew Miller).

19 Work and Pensions Committee

Universal Credit: Written evidence, to be published (Miss Anne Begg).

John Bercow

Speaker

The Speaker will take the Chair at 11.30 am.

APPENDIX

Papers presented and delivered to the Votes and Proceedings Office on Friday 17 December 2010 under Standing Order No. 159:

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

1 Family Proceedings

(1) Family Procedure (Civil Partnership: Staying of Proceedings) Rules 2010 (S.I., 2010, No. 2986), dated 13 December 2010 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Kenneth Clarke); and

(2) Family Procedure Rules 2010 (S.I., 2010, No. 2955), dated 13 December 2010 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Kenneth Clarke).

2 Merchant Shipping

(1) Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Health and Safety at Work) (Artificial Optical Radiation) Regulations 2010 (S.I., 2010, No. 2987), dated 14 December 2010 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum and an Impact Assessment (by Command) (Secretary Philip Hammond); and

(2) Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Health and Safety at Work) (Asbestos) Regulations 2010 (S.I., 2010, No. 2984), dated 14 December 2010 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum and an Impact Assessment (by Command) (Secretary Philip Hammond).

Papers presented or laid upon the Table on Monday 20 December 2010:

Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution:

3 Immigration

Draft Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, etc.) Act 2004 (Remedial) Order 2010 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Theresa May).

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

4 Data Protection

Data Protection (Processing of Sensitive Personal Data) (Elected Representatives) (Amendment) Order 2010 (S.I., 2010, No. 2961), dated 14 December 2010 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Cheryl Gillan).

5 Medicines

Prescription Only Medicines (Human Use) Amendment Order 2010 (S.I., 2010, No. 2998), dated 16 December 2010 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Mr Secretary Lansley).

6 Superannuation

Superannuation Act 2010 (Repeal of Limits on Compensation) Order 2010 (S.I., 2010, No. 2996), dated 16 December 2010 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Francis Maude).

Other Papers:

7 Defence

Equipment, Support, and Technology for UK Defence and Security: A Consultation Paper (by Command) (Cm. 7989) (Secretary Liam Fox).

8 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Memorandum to the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee on Post-Legislative Assessment of the Animal Welfare Act 2006 (by Command) (Cm. 7982) (Secretary Caroline Spelman).

9 Government Resources and Accounts (Audit of Public Bodies)

Report and Accounts of Sir John Soane’s Museum for 2009–10, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act); to be printed (HC 690) (Secretary Jeremy Hunt).

10 National Audit

Report by the Comptroller and Auditor General on HM Treasury: The Asset Protection Scheme 2010 (by Act); to be printed (HC 567) (Clerk of the House).

11 Naval and Marine Pay and Pensions

Naval and Marine Pensions (Armed Forces Pension Scheme 1975 and Attributable Benefits Scheme) (Amendment) Order 2010 (by Act) (Secretary Liam Fox).

12 Pensions and Yeomanry Pay

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