House of Commons

Session 2010-11

House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Monday
14th March 2011

No. 130

The House met at 2.30 pm.

PRAYERS.

1 Questions to the Secretary of State for Defence

2 Statement: Japan and the Middle East (Prime Minister)

3 Scotland Bill: Committee of the whole House (2nd allocated day)

The House again resolved itself into a Committee (Programme Order, 27 January).

(In the Committee)

Clause 24 (Taxation: introductory)

Amendment 37 proposed.-(Stewart Hosie.)

Question proposed, That the Amendment be made.

Amendment, by leave, withdrawn.

Amendment 58 proposed.-(Stewart Hosie.)

Question put, That the Amendment be made.

The Committee divided.

Division No. 222.

Ayes: 8 (Tellers: Pete Wishart, Jonathan Edwards).

Noes: 292 (Tellers: Mr Philip Dunne, Mark Hunter).

Question accordingly negatived.

Clause agreed to.

Clause 25 agreed to.

Clause 26 (Scottish rate of income tax)

Amendment 68 proposed.-(Ann McKechin.)

Question proposed, That the Amendment be made.

Amendment, by leave, withdrawn.

Amendment 61 made.

Amendment 42 proposed.-(Stewart Hosie.)

Question put, That the Amendment be made.

The Committee divided.

Division No. 223.

Ayes: 9 (Tellers: Pete Wishart, Jonathan Edwards).

Noes: 286 (Tellers: Mr Philip Dunne, Bill Wiggin).

Question accordingly negatived.

Amendment 62 made.

Clause, as amended, agreed to.

Schedule 3 agreed to.

Clauses 27 and 28 agreed to.

Clause 29 (Disapplication of UK stamp duty land tax)

Amendment 63 made.

Clause, as amended, agreed to.

Schedule 4 (Scottish tax on land transactions: consequential amendments)

Amendments 33 to 36 made.

Schedule, as amended, agreed to.

Clause 30 agreed to.

Clause 31 (Disapplication of UK landfill tax)

Amendment 64 made.

Clause, as amended, agreed to.

Schedule 5 agreed to.

Clause 32 (Borrowing by the Scottish Ministers)

Amendment 51 proposed.-(Stewart Hosie.)

Question proposed, That the Amendment be made.

Amendment, by leave, withdrawn.

Amendment 52 proposed.-(Stewart Hosie.)

Question put, That the Amendment be made.

The Committee divided.

Division No. 224.

Ayes: 7 (Tellers: Pete Wishart, Eilidh Whiteford).

Noes: 393 (Tellers: Bill Wiggin, James Duddridge).

Question accordingly negatived.

Clause agreed to.

Clause 33 (Maximum penalties which may be specified in subordinate legislation)

Amendments 31 and 32 made.

Clause, as amended, agreed to.

Clauses 34 to 37 agreed to.

Clause 38 (Commencement)

Amendments 65 and 66 made.

Clause, as amended, agreed to.

Clause 39 agreed to.

New Clause NC18-(David Mundell)-brought up, read the first and second time, and added to the Bill.

At 10.00 pm the business was interrupted (Standing Order No. 9(3)).

The occupant of the Chair left the Chair.

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The Deputy Speaker resumed the Chair.

Miss Chloe Smith reported, That the Committee had made progress in the Bill, and moved, That the Committee may have leave to sit again.

Committee again tomorrow.

4 Legislative Reform Order: Motion for Approval

Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 18(1)(a)), That the draft Legislative Reform (Civil Partnership) Order 2010, which was laid before this House on 25 October, be approved.-(Miss Chloe Smith.)

Question agreed to.

5 Statutory Instruments: Motions for Approval

(1) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft Data Protection (Subject Access Modification) (Social Work) (Amendment) Order 2011, which was laid before this House on 3 February, be approved.-(Miss Chloe Smith.)

Question agreed to.

(2) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft Social Security (Contributions) (Re-rating) Order 2011, which was laid before this House on 3 February, be approved.-(Miss Chloe Smith.)

Question agreed to.

(3) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft Social Security (Contributions) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2011, which were laid before this House on 3 February, be approved.-(Miss Chloe Smith.)

Question agreed to.

(4) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft International Tax Enforcement (Saint Lucia) Order 2011, which was laid before this House on 8 February, be approved.-(Miss Chloe Smith.)

Question agreed to.

(5) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft International Tax Enforcement (Saint Vincent and the Grenadines) Order 2011, which was laid before this House on 8 February, be approved.-(Miss Chloe Smith.)

Question agreed to.

(6) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft Double Taxation Relief and International Tax Enforcement (Montserrat) Order 2011, which was laid before this House on 8 February, be approved.-(Miss Chloe Smith.)

Question agreed to.

(7) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft International Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters Order 2011, which was laid before this House on 8 February, be approved.-(Miss Chloe Smith.)

Question agreed to.

(8) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft International Tax Enforcement (Antigua and Barbuda) Order 2011, which was laid before this House on 8 February, be approved.-(Miss Chloe Smith.)

Question agreed to.

(9) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft International Tax Enforcement (Saint Christopher (Saint Kitts) and Nevis) Order 2011, which was laid before this House on 8 February, be approved.-(Miss Chloe Smith.)

Question agreed to.

6 Adjournment

Subject: Discontinuation of the BBC’s Hindi radio service (Mr Edward Leigh).

Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.-(Miss Chloe Smith.)

Adjourned at 10.30 pm until tomorrow.

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Other proceedings

General Committees: Reports

7 First Delegated Legislation Committee

Philip Davies (Chair) reported the draft Road Vehicles (Powers to Stop) Regulations 2011.

8 Second Delegated Legislation Committee

Mr David Amess (Chair) reported the draft Pension Protection Fund (Pension Compensation Cap) Order 2011, the draft Financial Assistance Scheme (Revaluation and Indexation Amendments) Regulations 2011 and the draft Occupational Pension Schemes (Levy Ceiling) Order 2011.

9 Third Delegated Legislation Committee

Mr Graham Brady (Chair) reported the draft Greater Manchester Combined Authority Order 2011.

10 European Committee B in respect of European Union Document No. 15319/10, relating to the Strategy for the effective implementation of the Charter of Fundamental Rights by the European Union

Miss Anne McIntosh (Chair) reported the following Resolution:

That the Committee takes note of European Union Document No. 15319/10, Commission Communication on Strategy for the effective implementation of the Charter of Fundamental Rights by the European Union; supports the Government in welcoming the Commission’s work to ensure that EU legislation is compatible with fundamental rights; and notes the Government’s support for the principle behind Protocol No. 30 on the Application of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union to Poland and the United Kingdom, that the Charter does not give national or European courts any additional grounds on which to find that the laws of the United Kingdom are incompatible with the law of the European Union.

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).

11 First Delegated Legislation Committee (Draft Road Vehicles (Powers to Stop) Regulations 2011)

Members: Alex Shelbrooke and Dr Alan Whitehead discharged and Mr David Burrowes and Ian Mearns nominated in substitution.

12 Third Delegated Legislation Committee (Draft Greater Manchester Combined Authority Order 2011)

Members: Mr Geoffrey Cox discharged and Mr Brian Binley nominated in substitution.

13 European Committee A in respect of European Union Document No. 17582/10, relating to contractual relations in the milk and milk products sector

Members: Jane Ellison discharged and Lorraine Fullbrook nominated in substitution.

14 European Committee B in respect of European Union Document No. 13840/10 and Addenda 1 and 2, relating to the Draft Regulation on short selling and certain aspects of credit default swaps

Members: Lyn Brown, John Cryer, James Duddridge, Justine Greening, Greg Hands, Chris Heaton-Harris, Damian Hinds, Andrea Leadsom, Kerry McCarthy, Jim McGovern, Mr Andrew Smith, Stephen Williams and Sammy Wilson discharged.

Reports from Select Committees

15 Administration Committee

Record of the Committee’s discussions at its meeting on 14 March, to be published (Sir Alan Haselhurst).

16 Communities and Local Government Committee

Audit and inspection of local authorities:

(1) Evidence, to be printed (HC 763-iii);

(2) Written evidence, to be published

(Clive Betts).

17 Transport Committee

Impact on transport of recent adverse weather conditions: Evidence, to be printed (HC 794-iii) (Mrs Louise Ellman).

18 Work and Pensions Committee

The Work Programme: providers and contracting arrangements:

(1) Evidence, to be printed (HC 718-iii);

(2) Written evidence, to be published

(Dame Anne Begg).

John Bercow

Speaker

The Speaker will take the Chair at 2.30 pm.

APPENDIX

Papers presented and delivered to the Votes and Proceedings Office on Friday 11 March 2011 under Standing Orders No. 158 and No. 159:

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

1 Arms and Ammunition

Firearms (Electronic Communications) Order 2011 (S.I., 2011, No. 713), dated 9 March 2011 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Theresa May).

2 Government Resources and Accounts

Government Resources and Accounts Act 2000 (Estimates and Accounts) Order 2011 (S.I., 2011, No. 723), dated 10 March 2011 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Danny Alexander).

3 Income Tax

(1) Finance Act 2009, Schedules 55 and 56 (Income Tax Self Assessment and Pension Schemes) (Appointed Days and Consequential and Savings Provisions) Order 2011 (S.I., 2011, No. 702), dated 10 March 2011 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum and an Impact Assessment (by Command) (David Gauke);

(2) Finance Act 2009, Sections 101 to 103 (Income Tax Self Assessment) (Appointed Days and Transitional and Consequential Provisions) Order 2011 (S.I., 2011, No. 701), dated 10 March 2011 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum and an Impact Assessment (by Command) (David Gauke);

(3) Income Tax (Pay As You Earn) (Amendment) Regulations 2011 (S.I., 2011, No. 729), dated 11 March 2011 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (David Gauke); and

(4) Qualifying Care Relief (Specified Social Care Schemes) Order 2011 (S.I., 2011, No. 712), dated 10 March 2011 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (David Gauke).

4 National Health Service

National Health Service (General Medical Services Contracts) (Prescription of Drugs etc.) (Amendment) Regulations 2011 (S.I., 2011, No. 680), dated 3 March 2011 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Mr Secretary Lansley).

5 Tax Credits

Tax Credits (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2011 (S.I., 2011, No. 721), dated 10 March 2011 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Justine Greening).

Other Papers:

6 Immigration

Explanatory Memorandum and Impact Assessment to the draft Immigration and Nationality (Fees) Regulations 2011 (laid 10 March) (by Command) (Secretary Theresa May).

Papers presented or laid upon the Table on Monday 14 March 2011:

Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution:

7 Legal Services

Draft Legal Services Act 2007 (Approved Regulators) Order 2011 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Kenneth Clarke).

8 Social Security

Draft Social Security (Electronic Communications) Order 2011 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Iain Duncan Smith).

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

9 Clean Air

(1) Smoke Control Areas (Authorised Fuels) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2011 (S.I., 2011, No. 715), dated 8 March 2011 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Caroline Spelman); and

(2) Smoke Control Areas (Exempted Fireplaces) (England) Order 2011 (S.I., 2011, No. 714), dated 8 March 2011 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Caroline Spelman).

10 National Assistance Services

National Assistance (Sums for Personal Requirements) Amendment (England) Regulations 2011 (S.I., 2011, No. 724), dated 10 March 2011 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Mr Secretary Lansley).

11 Police

Police Act 1997 (Criminal Records) (Amendment) Regulations 2011 (S.I., 2011, No. 719), dated 10 March 2011 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum and an Impact Assessment (by Command) (Secretary Theresa May).

12 Senior Courts

London Insolvency District (Central London County Court) Order 2011 (S.I., 2011, No. 761), dated 11 March 2011 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Kenneth Clarke).

13 Social Security

(1) Jobseeker’s Allowance (Mandatory Work Activity Scheme) Regulations 2011 (S.I., 2011, No. 688), dated 9 March 2011 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Iain Duncan Smith);

(2) National Insurance Contributions Credits (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2011 (S.I., 2011, No. 709), dated 8 March 2011 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Iain Duncan Smith); and

(3) Statutory Maternity Pay (Compensation of Employers) Amendment Regulations 2011 (S.I., 2011, No. 725), dated 9 March 2011 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Iain Duncan Smith).

Other Papers:

14 National Audit

Report by the Comptroller and Auditor General on Home Office: UK Border Agency: Immigration: the Points Based System – Work Routes (by Act); to be printed (HC 819) (Clerk of the House).

15 Social Security Administration

Report by the Social Security Advisory Committee under section 174(1) of the Social Security Administration Act 1992 and the statement by the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions in accordance with section 174(2) of that Act relating to the Jobseeker’s Allowance (Mandatory Work Activity Scheme) Regulations 2011 (S.I., 2011, No. 688) (by Act) (Secretary Iain Duncan Smith).

Withdrawn Papers:

16 Legal Services

Draft Legal Services Act 2007 (Approved Regulators) Order 2011 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (laid 14 February 2011).