House of Commons

Session 2010-11

House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Monday
21st March 2011

No. 135

The House met at 2.30 pm.

PRAYERS.

1 Questions to the Secretary of State for Education

2 United Nations Security Council Resolution 1973

Motion made and Question put, That this House welcomes United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Resolution 1973; deplores the ongoing use of violence by the Libyan regime; acknowledges the demonstrable need, regional support and clear legal basis for urgent action to protect the people of Libya; accordingly supports Her Majesty’s Government, working with others, in the taking of all necessary measures to protect civilians and civilian-populated areas under threat of attack in Libya and to enforce the No Fly Zone, including the use of UK armed forces and military assets in accordance with UNSC Resolution 1973; and offers its wholehearted support to the men and women of Her Majesty’s armed forces.-(The Prime Minister.)

The House divided.

Division No. 235.

Ayes: 557 (Tellers: Bill Wiggin, Mark Hunter).

Noes: 13 (Tellers: Katy Clark, Yasmin Qureshi).

Question accordingly agreed to.

3 Members’ Salaries

Resolved, That the following provision shall be made with respect to the salaries of Members of this House-

(1) For the period beginning with 1 April 2011 and ending with the relevant day, the rates of-

(a) Members’ salaries, and

(b) additional salaries payable to Members under Resolutions of this House in respect of service as chairs of select or general committees,

shall be the same as those salaries as at 31 March 2011.

(2) In paragraph (1) the "relevant day" means-

(a) the day before the day on which the first determination of Members’ salaries by the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority comes into effect, or

(b) 31 March 2013,

whichever is the earlier.

(3) Paragraphs (9), (10) and (12)(b) of the Resolution of 3 July 2008 (Members’ Salaries (No. 2) (Money)) cease to have effect on the day this Resolution is passed.

(4) The remaining provisions of that Resolution cease to have effect on 1 April 2011.-(Sir George Young.)

4 Sittings of the House

Ordered, That, at the sitting on Tuesday 22 March, the Speaker shall not adjourn the House until he has notified the Royal Assent to Acts agreed upon by both Houses.-(Sir George Young.)

5 Changes to membership of select committees

(1) Ordered, That Gregg McClymont be discharged from the Business, Innovation and Skills Committee and Dan Jarvis be added.-(Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.)

(2) Ordered, That Angela Smith be discharged from the Procedure Committee and Thomas Docherty be added.-(Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.)

(3) Ordered, That Kelvin Hopkins be discharged from the Transport Committee and Jim Dobbin be added.-(Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.)

6 Adjournment

Subject: Crown Prosecution Service, NHS Counter Fraud and Cawston Park Hospital (Steve Baker).

Motion made and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.-(Miss Chloe Smith.)

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

Adjourned at 11.52 pm until tomorrow.

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Other proceedings

Changes to Notices Given

7 Protection of Local Services (Planning) Bill

Order for Second Reading on Friday 1 April, read and discharged.

Bill withdrawn.

General Committees: Reports

8 First Delegated Legislation Committee

Sandra Osborne reported the draft Social Security (Reduced Rates of Class 1 Contributions, Rebates and Minimum Contributions) Order 2011.

9 European Committee A in respect of European Union Documents No. 14701/10, relating to a Draft Decision on the detailed rules for access to the public regulated service offered by the global navigation satellite system established under the Galileo programme, and No. 5530/11, relating to the mid-term review of the European satellite radio navigation programmes

Mr Lee Scott (Chair) reported the following Resolution:

That the Committee takes note of European Union Documents No. 14701/10, draft Decision on the detailed rules for access to the public regulated service offered by the global navigation satellite system established under the Galileo programme, and No. 5531/11, Commission Report on the mid-term review of the European satellite radio navigation programmes; supports the Government’s aim of securing practical, proportionate and enforceable legislation that balances the need for appropriate security controls of manufacturers and users against favourable conditions in which a market for the PRS and associated equipment can grow; and supports the Government’s aim of beginning Galileo services as early as possible, albeit reduced in scope if the programme cannot be delivered within the allocated budget.

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).

10 Fourth Delegated Legislation Committee (Draft Pneumoconiosis etc. (Workers’ Compensation) (Payment of Claims) (Amendment) Regulations 2011 and the draft Mesothelioma Lump Sum Payments (Conditions and Amounts) (Amendment) Regulations 2011)

Members: Kate Hoey discharged and Mr Nick Raynsford nominated in substitution.

11 Sixth Delegated Legislation Committee (Insurance Premium Tax (Discounted Insurance Premiums: Higher Rate) Order 2011 (S.I., 2011, No. 661) and the draft Enactment of Extra-Statutory Concessions Order 2011)

Members: Mr Brian H. Donohoe discharged and Mr Dennis Skinner nominated in substitution.

12 Seventh Delegated Legislation Committee (Draft Code of Recommended Practice on Local Authority Publicity)

Members: Mr Philip Hammond discharged and Jake Berry nominated in substitution.

13 European Committee B in respect of European Union Document No. 6007/11 and Addenda 1 and 2, relating to the use of Passenger Name Record data for the prevention, detection, investigation and prosecution of terrorist offences and serious crimes

Members: Mr Gerry Sutcliffe discharged and Shabana Mahmood nominated in substitution.

Reports from Select Committees

14 Communities and Local Government Committee

(1) Audit and inspection of local authorities:

(i) Evidence, to be printed (HC 763-vi);

(ii) Written evidence, to be published;

(2) Spring Supplementary Estimate 2010–11: Written evidence, to be published;

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

(Clive Betts)

15 Draft Detention of Terrorist Suspects (Temporary Extension) Bills (Joint Committee on)

Tony Baldry reported, That Lord Armstrong of Ilminster had been chosen as Chair of the Joint Committee.

John Bercow

Speaker

The Speaker will take the Chair at 2.30 pm.

APPENDIX

Papers presented or laid upon the Table:

Draft Legislative Reform Order:

1 Police

Draft Legislative Reform (Epping Forest) Order 2011 (by Act), with an Explanatory Document recommending the affirmative resolution procedure (Secretary Theresa May).

Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution:

2 Capital Gains Tax

Draft Taxation of Equitable Life (Payments) Order 2011 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Mark Hoban).

3 Parliament

Draft Ministerial and other Salaries Act 1975 (Amendment) Order 2011 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Francis Maude).

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

4 Energy Conservation

Home Energy Efficiency Scheme (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2011 (S.I., 2011, No. 833), dated 17 March 2011 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum and an Impact Assessment (by Command) (Secretary Chris Huhne).

5 Local Government

Accounts and Audit (England) Regulations 2011 (S.I., 2011, No. 817), dated 15 March 2011 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Eric Pickles).

6 Social Security

Social Security Benefits Up-rating Regulations 2011 (S.I., 2011, No. 830), dated 17 March 2011 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Iain Duncan Smith).

Other Papers:

7 Armed Forces Pay

Fortieth Report of the Armed Forces’ Pay Review Body (by Command) (Cm. 8019) (Secretary Liam Fox).

8 Defence

Departmental Minute, dated 21 March 2011, concerning the gifting of MOD Electricity Generating Station Assets from British Forces, Gibraltar to the Government of Gibraltar (by Command) (Secretary Liam Fox).

9 Energy

Strategy of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority from April 2011 (by Act) (Secretary Chris Huhne).

10 Gangmasters (Licensing)

Fourth Report on the Operation of the Gangmasters (Licensing) Act 2004 for 1 April 2008 to 31 March 2009 (by Act) (Secretary Caroline Spelman).

11 Law Commissions

Report of the Law Commission on Expert Evidence in Criminal Proceedings in England and Wales (by Act); to be printed (HC 829) (Secretary Kenneth Clarke).

12 National Audit

Report by the Comptroller and Auditor General on Department for Education: Getting Value for money from the education of 16- to 18-year-olds (by Act); to be printed (HC 823) (Clerk of the House).

13 National Health Service

Twenty-fifth Report of the NHS Pay Review Body (by Command) (Cm. 8029) (Mr Secretary Lansley).

14 Prison Service Pay

Tenth Report of the Prison Service Pay Review Body on England and Wales for 2011 (by Command) (Cm. 8021) (Secretary Kenneth Clarke).

15 Senior Salaries

Thirty-Third Report of the Review Body on Senior Salaries: Report No. 77 (by Command) (Cm. 8026) (The Prime Minister).

16 Terrorism

(1) Code of Practice (England, Wales and Scotland) for the Authorisation and Exercise of Stop and Search Powers Relating to Section 47A of Schedule 6B to the Terrorism Act 2000 (by Act) (Secretary Theresa May); and

(2) Code of Practice (Northern Ireland) for the Authorisation and Exercise of Stop and Search Powers Relating to Section 47A of Schedule 6B to the Terrorism Act 2000 (by Act) (Secretary Theresa May).

17 Transport

Government Response to the First Report from the Transport Committee, Session 2010–11, on Drink and Drug Driving Law, and to the Report by Sir Peter North CBE QC, on Drink and Drug Driving (by Command) (Cm. 8050) (Secretary Philip Hammond).