House of Commons

House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Tuesday
11th October 2011

No. 202

The House met at 2.30 pm.

PRAYERS.

1 Private Bills [Lords]: London Local Authorities and Transport for London (No. 2) Bill [Lords]: Second Reading

Ordered, That the Bill be read a second time on Tuesday 18 October.

2 Questions to (1) the Deputy Prime Minister

(2) the Attorney General.

3 Urgent Question: Weightman Report on Fukushima (Secretary Chris Huhne)

4 Co-Operative Housing Tenure Bill: Motion for leave to bring in a Bill (Standing Order No. 23)

Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to make provision that occupiers of dwellings owned by certain forms of co-operatives shall occupy those dwellings by virtue of their membership of the co-operative and not as tenants or under any other type of property interest; to make provision for co-operative tenure and for the respective rights and obligations of the co-operative and its members; and for connected purposes;

That Jonathan Reynolds, Mr Andrew Love, Chris Leslie, Chris Evans, David Miliband, Tom Blenkinsop, Luciana Berger, John Woodcock, Mr Gareth Thomas, Gavin Shuker, Mr Adrian Bailey and Alison McGovern present the Bill.

Jonathan Reynolds accordingly presented the Bill.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 20 January 2012, and to be printed (Bill 231).

5 Protection of Freedoms Bill: Further consideration of the Bill, as amended in the Public Bill Committee (2nd allocated day)

New Clause NC16-(Mr David Hanson)-brought up and read the first time.

Question proposed, That the Clause be read a second time.

At 5.30 pm, the debate was interrupted (Programme Order, 10 October).

The following Questions were put forthwith (Standing Order No. 83E).

(1) That New Clause NC16 be read a second time (Question already proposed from the Chair).

The House divided.

Division No. 359.

Ayes: 229 (Tellers: Phil Wilson, Mr David Hamilton).

Noes: 319 (Tellers: Norman Lamb, James Duddridge).

Question accordingly negatived.

(2) That Amendment 20 be made (single Question on Amendments moved by a Minister of the Crown).-(James Brokenshire.)

Question agreed to.

New Clause NC12-(Lynne Featherstone)-brought up, read the first and second time, and added to the Bill.

New Clause NC18-(Diana Johnson)-brought up and read the first time.

Question put, That the Clause be read a second time.

The House divided.

Division No. 360.

Ayes: 224 (Tellers: Mr David Hamilton, Phil Wilson).

Noes: 295 (Tellers: Miss Chloe Smith, Norman Lamb).

Question accordingly negatived.

Amendment 112 proposed.-(Diana Johnson.)

Question proposed, That the Amendment be made.

Amendment, by leave, withdrawn.

Since it was 7.30 pm the Speaker put the Questions necessary to bring proceedings on New Clauses and New Schedules relating to, and amendments to, Part 5 to a conclusion (Programme Order, 10 October).

The following Questions were put forthwith (Standing Order No. 83E).

(1) That Amendment 111 be made (Amendment selected by the Speaker for separate decision).-(Diana Johnson.).

The House divided.

Division No. 361.

Ayes: 221 (Tellers: Nic Dakin, Graham Jones).

Noes: 290 (Tellers: Stephen Crabb, Norman Lamb).

Question accordingly negatived.

(2) That Amendments 22 to 25, 63 and 64 be made (single Question on remaining Amendments moved by a Minister of the Crown).-(Lynne Featherstone.)

Question agreed to.

New Clause NC13-(James Brokenshire)-brought up and read the first time.

Question proposed, That the Clause be read a second time.

At 9.00 pm, the debate was interrupted (Programme Order, 10 October).

The following Questions were put forthwith (Standing Order No. 83E).

(1) That New Clause NC13 be read a second time (Question already proposed from the Chair).

Question agreed to.

(2) That New Clause NC13 be added to the Bill (single Question on new Clauses moved by a Minister of the Crown).

Question agreed to.

(3) That Amendments 16 to 19, 26 to 32, 65 to 70, 79, 80, 71 to 73 and 75 be made (single Question on Amendments moved by a Minister of the Crown).-(James Brokenshire.)

Question agreed to.

Title amended, as follows: A Bill to provide for the destruction, retention, use and other regulation of certain evidential material; to impose consent and other requirements in relation to certain processing of biometric information relating to children; to provide for a code of practice about surveillance camera systems and for the appointment and role of the Surveillance Camera Commissioner; to provide for judicial approval in relation to certain authorisations and notices under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000; to provide for the repeal or rewriting of powers of entry and associated powers and for codes of practice and other safeguards in relation to such powers; to make provision about vehicles left on land; to amend the maximum detention period for terrorist suspects; to replace certain stop and search powers and to provide for a related code of practice; to make provision about the safeguarding of vulnerable groups and about criminal records including provision for the establishment of the Disclosure and Barring Service and the dissolution of the Independent Safeguarding Authority; to disregard convictions and cautions for certain abolished offences; to make provision about the release and publication of datasets held by public authorities and to make other provision about freedom of information and the Information Commissioner; to repeal certain enactments; and for connected purposes.

6 Protection of Freedoms Bill: Third Reading

Mrs Theresa May signified Queen’s consent, as far as Her Majesty’s interest is concerned.

Motion made and Question put, That the Bill be now read the third time.

The House divided.

Division No. 362.

Ayes: 320 (Tellers: Norman Lamb, James Duddridge).

Noes: 227 (Tellers: Nic Dakin, Graham Jones).

Question accordingly agreed to.

Bill accordingly read the third time and passed.

7 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 Motion in the name of Secretary Theresa May relating to Prevention and Suppression of Terrorism, and the Motion in the name of Mr Mark Hoban relating to Financial Assistance to Ireland and Portugal.-(Bill Wiggin.)

Question agreed to.

8 Statutory Instruments: Motion for Approval

Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the Terrorism Act 2000 (Remedial) Order 2011 (S.I., 2011, No. 631) dated 16 March 2011, a copy of which was laid before this House on 17 March, be approved.-(Bill Wiggin.)

Question agreed to.

9 Financial Assistance to Ireland and Portugal

Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 119(11)), That this House takes note of European Union Documents No. 9776/11 relating to a Draft Council implementing Decision on granting Union financial assistance to Portugal, No. 9780/2/11, relating to a Council implementing Decision on granting Union financial assistance to Portugal, and No. 9777/11 relating to a draft Council implementing Decision amending implementing Decision 2011/77/EU of 7 December 2010 on granting Union financial assistance to Ireland; notes the importance of financial stability in the Euro area for the UK; welcomes the recent steps being taken by the governments of Ireland and Portugal to promote growth and return their economies to a sustainable path; welcomes the Government’s success in securing agreement that the European Financial Stabilisation Mechanism will cease to exist once the permanent, Euro area-only, European Stability Mechanism becomes operational in July 2013; and that Article 122(2) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the EU, the basis for the emergency arrangements, will no longer be needed for such purposes.-(Bill Wiggin.)

The House divided.

Division No. 363.

Ayes: 271 (Tellers: Norman Lamb, Stephen Crabb).

Noes: 22 (Tellers: Mr Peter Bone, Mr Philip Hollobone).

Question accordingly agreed to.

10 Business of the House (13 October)

Motion made, That, at the sitting on Thursday 13 October,

(1) the Speaker shall put the Questions necessary to dispose of proceedings on the Motions in the name of Mr Greg Knight relating to Hand-held Electronic Devices in the Chamber, Select Committee Amendments, Explanatory Statements on Amendments to Bills, and Written Parliamentary Questions not later than one and a half hours after their commencement; and such Questions shall include the Questions on any Amendments selected by the Speaker which may then be moved;

(2) proceedings on the Motion in the name of Mr Greg Knight on Ministerial Statements may continue until three hours after commencement of proceedings on the Motions specified in paragraph (1), and shall then lapse if not previously disposed of.-(Bill Wiggin.)

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

11 Delegated Legislation

Ordered, That the motions in the name of Sir George Young relating to the Electoral Commission and the Local Government Boundary Commission for England shall be treated as if they related to instruments subject to the provisions of Standing Order No. 118 (Delegated Legislation Committees) in respect of which notice has been given that the instruments be approved.-(Bill Wiggin.)

12 Welsh Grand Committee

Ordered, That-

(1) the matter of the Government’s Work Programme and its implications for Wales be referred to the Welsh Grand Committee for its consideration;

(2) the Committee shall meet at Wrexham County Council on Thursday 20 October between 11 am and 4 pm to consider the matter referred to it under paragraph (1) above.-(Bill Wiggin.)

13 Procedure

Ordered, That, notwithstanding the provisions of Standing Order No. 121(2), Bridget Phillipson be discharged from the Procedure Committee and Nic Dakin be added-(Bill Wiggin.)

14 Business of the House (17 October)

Motion made, That, at the sitting on Monday 17 October, notwithstanding Standing Order No. 14(3A) (Arrangement of public business), the Speaker shall put the Questions necessary to dispose of the proceedings on the Motion in the name of Sir George Young relating to the Parliamentary Contributory Pension Fund not later than two hours after the commencement of proceedings on the Motion; and such Questions shall include the Questions on any Amendments selected by the Speaker which may then be moved.-(Bill Wiggin.)

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

15 Adjournment

Subject: Future nuclear fuel production at Sellafield (Mr Jamie Reed).

Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.-(Bill Wiggin.)

Adjourned at 10.58 pm until tomorrow.

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Other proceedings

Changes to Notices Given

16 Television and Radio Advertising (Credit and Debt Management Services) Bill

Order for Second Reading on Friday 21 October, read and discharged.

Bill to be read a second time on Friday 20 January.

17 Safe Standing (Football Stadia) Bill

Order for Second Reading on Friday 21 October, read and discharged.

Bill to be read a second time on Friday 25 November.

18 Resource Extraction (Transparency and Reporting) Bill

Order for Second Reading on Friday 21 October, read and discharged.

Bill to be read a second time on Friday 25 November.

19 Secured Lending Reform Bill

Bill to be read a second time on Friday 20 January 2012.

20 Consumer Credit (Regulation and Advice) Bill

Order for Second Reading on Friday 14 October, read and discharged.

Bill to be read a second time on Friday 25 November.

General Committees: Reports

21 Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill Committee

Mr Philip Hollobone (Chair) reported written evidence submitted to the Committee.

Written evidence to be published.

22 Public Bodies Bill [Lords] Committee

Mr David Amess (Chair) reported:

(1) written evidence submitted to the Committee;

(2) the Bill with Amendments.

Written evidence (reported on 8, 13 and 15 September and today) to be printed.

Bill, as amended, to be considered tomorrow; and to be printed [Bill 234].

Reports from Select Committees

23 Backbench Business Committee

Transcript of representations made on Tuesday 11 October, to be published (Natascha Engel).

24 Business, Innovation and Skills Committee

(1) Rebalancing the Economy: Trade and Investment: Government Response to the Seventh Report from the Committee, Session 2010-12: Third Special Report, to be printed (HC 1545);

(2) Government Response to the Committee’s Ninth Report of Session 2010-12, Time to bring on the referee? The Government proposed Adjudicator for the Groceries Code: Eleventh Report, with written evidence, to be printed, with the Formal Minutes relating to the Report (HC 1546);

(3) Hargreaves Review of Intellectual Property: Written evidence, to be published;

(4) The Future of Higher Education: Written evidence, to be published

(Mr Adrian Bailey).

25 Draft Financial Services Bill (Joint Committee on)

Draft Financial Services Bill: Evidence, to be printed (HC 1447-v) (Mr Peter Lilley).

26 Energy and Climate Change Committee

(1) The UK’s Energy Supply: Security or Independence?: Eighth 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 May, 7 June, 5 and 19 July (HC 1065);

(2) Ofgem’s Retail Market Review: Government Response to the Committee’s Sixth Report of Session 2010-12: Eighth Special Report, to be printed (HC 1544);

(3) The EU Emissions Trading System: Evidence, to be printed (HC 1476-ii);

(4) The future of marine renewables in the UK: Written evidence, to be published

(Mr Tim Yeo).

27 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee

The draft National Policy Statement for Hazardous Waste: Evidence, to be printed (HC 1465-iii) (Miss Anne McIntosh).

28 Foreign Affairs Committee

(1) UK-Brazil Relations: Ninth 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 11 May, 8 and 22 June (HC 949);

(2) FCO Performance and Finances: Written evidence, to be published;

(3) Overseas Territories: Written evidence, to be published;

(4) Piracy off the Coast of Somalia: Written evidence, to be published;

(5) The Role of the FCO in UK Government: Written evidence, to be published;

(6) UK-Turkey Relations and Turkey’s Regional Role: Written evidence, to be published

(Richard Ottaway).

29 Health Committee

Public Expenditure: Evidence, to be printed (HC 1499-ii) (Mr Stephen Dorrell).

30 Home Affairs Committee

(1) The work of the Metropolitan Police Commissioner: Evidence, to be printed (HC 1524-i);

(2) Policing large scale disorder: Evidence, to be printed (HC 1456-iv)

(Keith Vaz).

31 Human Rights (Joint Committee on)

(1) Proposal for the Sexual Offences Act 2003 (Remedial) Order 2011: Nineteenth 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 30 June and 1 September (HC 1549);

(2) Human Rights Judgments: Written evidence, to be published;

(3) Legislative Scrutiny: Written evidence, to be published;

(4) Other Scrutiny Work: Written evidence, to be published;

(5) Remedial Orders: Written evidence, to be published

(Dr Hywel Francis).

32 International Development Committee

Private Foundations: Written evidence, to be published (Malcolm Bruce).

33 Justice Committee

The future of the Youth Justice Board and Youth Offending Teams:

(1) Evidence, to be printed (HC 1547-i);

(2) Written evidence, to be published

(Sir Alan Beith).

34 Members’ Expenses (Committee on)

The Operation of the Parliamentary Standards Act 2009: Evidence, to be printed (HC 1484-ii)(Adam Afriyie).

35 Public Administration (Select Committee on)

Public appointments: regulation, recruitment and pay: Fourteenth Report, with appendices, to be printed, with the Formal Minutes relating to the Report (HC 1389) (Mr Bernard Jenkin).

36 Transport Committee

(1) Taxis and private hire vehicles: the road to reform: Government response to the Committee’s Seventh Report of Session 2010-12: Eighth Special Report, to be printed (HC 1507);

(2) Cost of motor insurance:

(i) Evidence, to be printed (HC 1451-i);

(ii) Written evidence to be published;

(3) UK Rolling Stock Procurement: written evidence to be published;

(4) High Speed Rail: written evidence to be published

(Mrs Louise Ellman).

37 Welsh Affairs Committee

Broadband in Wales: Evidence, to be printed (HC 1367-ii) (David T.C. Davies).

John Bercow

Speaker

The Speaker will take the Chair at 11.30 am.

Sitting in Westminster Hall

No. 131

The sitting began at 9.30 am.

Adjournment

Subjects:

Government policy on gangs (Mr David Lammy).

Funding for rural bus services (Brandon Lewis).

Education system and dance (Mr Frank Doran).

Proposal for a marine operations centre at Weymouth (Richard Drax).

Provision of school places in Bristol (Kerry McCarthy).

Resolved, That the sitting be now adjourned.-(Miss Chloe Smith.)

Adjourned at 1.59 pm until tomorrow.

Lindsay Hoyle

Deputy Speaker

APPENDIX

Papers presented or laid upon the Table:

Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution:

1 Criminal Law

Draft Al-Qaida (Asset-Freezing) Regulations 2011 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Mark Hoban).

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

2 Public Passenger Transport

Bus Service Operators Grant (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2011 (S.I., 2011, No. 2448), dated 10 October 2011 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum and an Impact Assessment (by Command) (Secretary Philip Hammond).

Other Papers:

3 Courts and Legal Services

Report and Accounts of the Legal Services Ombudsman for England and Wales for 2010–11 (by Act); to be printed (HC 1218) (Secretary Kenneth Clarke).

4 Culture, Media and Sport

Memorandum to the Culture, Media and Sport Committee on Post-Legislative Assessment of the Gambling Act 2005 (by Command) (Cm. 8188) (Secretary Jeremy Hunt).

5 Government Resources and Accounts

Resource Accounts of House of Commons: Members and Report of the Audit Committee for 2010–11 (by Act); to be printed (HC 1424) (Clerk of the House).

6 Health Care and Associated Professions

Explanatory Memorandum to the draft Medicines Act 1968 (Pharmacy) Order 2011 (laid 14 July) (by Command) (Mr Secretary Lansley).

7 Home Affairs

Government Response to the Tenth Report from the Home Affairs Committee, Session 2010–12, on Implications for the Justice and Home Affairs area of the accession of Turkey to the European Union (by Command) (Cm. 8187) (Secretary Theresa May).

8 Home Office

Home Office Minute, dated 6 October 2011, concerning a contingent liability relating to the use of Indemnities by the Serious Organised Crime Agency to facilitate firearms training and operational indemnities (by Command) (Secretary Theresa May).

9 National Health Service

Explanatory Memorandum to the National Health Service (Pharmaceutical Services) Amendment Regulations 2011 (S.I., 2011, No. 2136) (laid 5 September) (by Command) (Mr Secretary Lansley).

10 Parliamentary Commissioner

Eighth Report of the Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration, Session 2010–12, and Ninth Report of the Health Service Commissioner for England, Session 2010–12: Report by the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman on complaints about disability issues (by Act); to be printed (HC 1512) (Clerk of the House).

11 Political Parties, Elections and Referendums

Third Report from the Speaker’s Committee 2011 on Appointment of an Electoral Commissioner (by Act); to be printed (HC 1509) (The Speaker).

Withdrawn Papers:

12 Health Care and Associated Professions

Explanatory Memorandum to the draft Medicines Act 1968 (Pharmacy) Order 2011 (by Command) (laid 14 July 2011).

13 National Health Service

Explanatory Memorandum to the National Health Service (Pharmaceutical Services) Amendment Regulations 2011 (S.I., 2011, No. 2136) (by Command) (laid 5 September 2011).

Prepared 12th October 2011