House of Commons

House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Monday
30th April 2012

No. 294

The House met at 2.30 pm.

PRAYERS.

1 Private Bills: Canterbury City Council Bill: Suspension Motion (Standing Order 188A relating to Private Business)

Motion made, That so much of the Lords Message (23 April) as relates to the Canterbury City Council Bill be now considered.-(Chairman of Ways and Means.)

Objection taken (Standing Order No. 20(2)).

Ordered, That the Message be considered on Tuesday 8 May.

2 Private Bills: Leeds City Council Bill: Suspension Motion (Standing Order 188A relating to Private Business)

Motion made, That so much of the Lords Message (23 April) as relates to the Leeds City Council Bill be now considered.-(Chairman of Ways and Means.)

Objection taken (Standing Order No. 20(2)).

Ordered, That the Message be considered on Tuesday 8 May.

3 Private Bills: Nottingham City Council Bill: Suspension Motion (Standing Order 188A relating to Private Business)

Motion made, That so much of the Lords Message (23 April) as relates to the Nottingham City Council Bill be now considered.-(Chairman of Ways and Means.)

Objection taken (Standing Order No. 20(2)).

Ordered, That the Message be considered on Tuesday 8 May.

4 Private Bills: Reading Borough Council Bill: Suspension Motion (Standing Order 188A relating to Private Business)

Motion made, That so much of the Lords Message (23 April) as relates to the Reading Borough Council Bill be now considered.-(Chairman of Ways and Means.)

Objection taken (Standing Order No. 20(2)).

Ordered, That the Message be considered on Tuesday 8 May.

5 Private Bills [Lords] (Suspension): City of London (Various Powers) Bill [Lords]

Motion made, That so much of the Lords Message (23 April) as relates to the City of London (Various Powers) Bill [Lords] be now considered.-(Chairman of Ways and Means.)

Objection taken (Standing Order No. 20(2)).

Ordered, That the Message be considered on Tuesday 8 May.

6 Private Bills [Lords] (Suspension): City of Westminster Bill [Lords]

Motion made, That so much of the Lords Message (23 April) as relates to the City of Westminster Bill [Lords] be now considered.-(Chairman of Ways and Means.)

Objection taken (Standing Order No. 20(2)).

Ordered, That the Message be considered on Tuesday 8 May.

7 Private Bills [Lords] (Suspension): Transport for London Bill [Lords]

Motion made, That so much of the Lords Message (23 April) as relates to the Transport for London Bill [Lords] be now considered.-(Chairman of Ways and Means.)

Objection taken (Standing Order No. 20(2))

Ordered, That the Message be considered on Tuesday 8 May.

8 Questions to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

9 Urgent Questions\: (1) Independent Adviser on Ministerial Interests (Culture Secretary) (Prime Minister)

(2) Immigration queues (UK airports) (Damian Green)

10 Sittings of the House (1 May)

Ordered, That at the sitting on Tuesday 1 May-

(1) the House shall sit at 1.30 pm;

(2) there shall be no sitting in Westminster Hall; and

(3) the Speaker shall not adjourn the House, if a Message from the Lords Commissioners is expected, until that Message has been received.-(Mr David Heath.)

11 Sunday Trading (London Olympic Games and Paralympic Games) Bill [Lords] (Allocation of Time)

Motion made and Question put, That the following provisions shall apply to the proceedings on the Sunday Trading (London Olympic Games and Paralympic Games) Bill [Lords]:

Timetable

1. (1) Proceedings on Second Reading, in Committee, on Consideration and on Third Reading shall be completed at today’s sitting.

(2) Proceedings on Second Reading, in Committee, on Consideration and on Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at the moment of interruption.

Timing of proceedings and Questions to be put

2. When the Bill has been read a second time-

(a) notwithstanding Standing Order No. 63 (Committal of bills not subject to a programme order) it shall stand committed to a Committee of the whole House without any Question being put;

(b) the Speaker shall leave the Chair whether or not notice of an Instruction has been given.

3. (1) On the conclusion of proceedings in Committee, the Chair shall report the Bill to the House without putting any Question.

(2) If the Bill is reported with amendments, the House shall proceed to consider the Bill as amended without any Question being put.


4. For the purpose of bringing any proceedings to a conclusion in accordance with paragraph 1, the Speaker or Chair shall forthwith put the following Questions (but no others) in the same order as they would fall to be put if this Order did not apply-

(a) any Question already proposed from the Chair;

(b) any Question necessary to bring to a decision a Question so proposed;

(c) the Question on any amendment moved or Motion made by a Minister of the Crown;

(d) any other Question necessary for the disposal of the business to be concluded.

5. On a Motion so made for a new Clause or a new Schedule, the Chair or Speaker shall put only the Question that the Clause or Schedule be added to the Bill.

6. If two or more Questions would fall to be put under paragraph 4(c) on successive amendments moved or Motions made by a Minister of the Crown, the Chair or Speaker shall instead put a single Question in relation to those amendments or Motions.

7. If two or more Questions would fall to be put under paragraph 4(d) in relation to successive provisions of the Bill, the Chair shall instead put a single Question in relation to those provisions, except that the Question shall be put separately on any Clause of or Schedule to the Bill which a Minister of the Crown has signified an intention to leave out.

Subsequent stages

8. (1) Any Message from the Lords on the Bill shall be considered forthwith without any Question being put.

(2) Proceedings on any Message from the Lords shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion one hour after their commencement.

9. (1) This paragraph applies for the purpose of bringing any proceedings to a conclusion in accordance with paragraph 8.

(2) The Speaker shall first put forthwith any Question which has been proposed from the Chair.

(3) The Speaker shall then put forthwith the Question on any Motion made by a Minister of the Crown which is related to the Question already proposed from the Chair.

(4) The Speaker shall then put forthwith the Question on any Motion made by a Minister of the Crown on or relevant to any of the remaining items in the Lords Message.

(5) The Speaker shall then put forthwith the Question that this House agrees with the Lords in all of the remaining Lords Proposals.

Reasons Committee

10. (1) The Speaker shall put forthwith the Question on any Motion made by a Minister of the Crown for the appointment, nomination and quorum of a Committee to draw up Reasons and the appointment of its Chair.

(2) A Committee appointed to draw up Reasons shall report before the conclusion of the sitting at which it is appointed.

(3) Proceedings in the Committee shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion 30 minutes after their commencement.

(4) For the purpose of bringing any proceedings to a conclusion in accordance with sub-paragraph (3), the Chair shall-

(a) first put forthwith any Question which has been proposed from the Chair, and

(b) then put forthwith successively Questions on Motions which may be made by a Minister of the Crown for assigning a Reason for disagreeing with the Lords in any of their Amendments.

(5) The proceedings of the Committee shall be reported without any further Question being put.

Miscellaneous

11. Standing Order No. 15(1) (Exempted business) shall apply so far as necessary for the purposes of this Order.

12. (1) The proceedings on any Motion made by a Minister of the Crown for varying or supplementing the provisions of this Order shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion one hour after their commencement.

(2) Standing Order No. 15(1) (Exempted business) shall apply to those proceedings.

13. Standing Order No. 82 (Business Committee) shall not apply in relation to any proceedings to which this Order applies.

14. (1) No Motion shall be made, except by a Minister of the Crown, to alter the order in which any proceedings on the Bill are taken or to re-commit the Bill.

(2) The Question on any such Motion shall be put forthwith.

15. (1) No dilatory Motion shall be made in relation to proceedings to which this Order applies except by a Minister of the Crown.

(2) The Question on any such Motion shall be put forthwith.

16. The Speaker may not arrange for a debate to be held in accordance with Standing Order No. 24 (Emergency debates) at today’s sitting before the conclusion of any proceedings to which this Order applies.

17. (1) Sub-paragraph (2) applies if the House is adjourned, or the sitting is suspended, before the conclusion of any proceedings to which this Order applies.

(2) No notice shall be required of a Motion made at the next sitting by a Minister of the Crown for varying or supplementing the provisions of this Order.

18. Proceedings to which this Order applies may not be interrupted under any Standing Order relating to the sittings of the House.

19. (1) Any private business which has been set down for consideration at 7.00 pm, 4.00 pm or 3.00 pm (as the case may be) on a day on which the Bill has been set down to be taken as an Order of the Day shall, instead of being considered as provided by Standing Orders, be considered at the conclusion of the proceedings on the Bill on that day.

(2) Standing Order No. 15(1) (Exempted business) shall apply to the private business for a period of three hours from the conclusion of the proceedings on the Bill or, if those proceedings are concluded before the moment of interruption, for a period equal to the time elapsing between 7.00 pm, 4.00 pm or 3.00 pm (as the case may be) and the conclusion of those proceedings.
-(Mr Mark Prisk.)

The House divided.

Division No. 542.

Ayes: 281 (Tellers: Stephen Crabb, James Duddridge).

Noes: 112 (Tellers: Mr Tom Harris, Kate Hoey).

Question accordingly agreed to.

12 Sunday Trading (London Olympic Games and Paralympic Games) Bill [Lords]: Second Reading

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

The House divided.

Division No. 543.

Ayes: 273 (Tellers: Mr Philip Dunne, Jenny Willott).

Noes: 131 (Tellers: Nic Dakin, Valerie Vaz).

Question accordingly agreed to.

Bill accordingly read a second time and stood committed to a Committee of the whole House (Order, today).

13 Sunday Trading (London Olympic Games and Paralympic Games) Bill [Lords]: Committee of the whole House

The House resolved itself into a Committee (Order, today).

(In the Committee)

Since it was after 10.00 pm, the following Question was put forthwith (Order, today).

That Clauses 1 to 3 stand part of the Bill.

Question agreed to.

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The Deputy Speaker resumed the Chair.

James Duddridge reported, That the Committee had gone through the Bill and made no amendments.

14 Sunday Trading (London Olympic Games and Paralympic Games) Bill [Lords]: Third Reading

Motion made and Question put forthwith, That the Bill be now read the third time (Order, today).-(Mr Mark Prisk.)

The House divided.

Division No. 544.

Ayes: 272 (Tellers: Jenny Willott, Greg Hands).

Noes: 125 (Tellers: Valerie Vaz, Nic Dakin).

Question accordingly agreed to.

Bill accordingly read the third time and passed without amendment.

15 Notices of Questions

Ordered, That, in respect of Questions to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland for oral answer on Wednesday 16 May in the next Session of Parliament, paragraph (5)(a) of Standing Order No. 22 (Notices of Questions, Motions and Amendments) shall apply with the substitution of three days for four days.-(James Duddridge.)

16 Adjournment

Subject: Developing a UK strategy for rare diseases (Mr Edward Timpson).

Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.-(James Duddridge.)

Adjourned at 10.55 pm until tomorrow.

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Other proceedings

Private Business: Special Procedure Orders

17 Special Procedure Orders

The Rookery South (Resource Recovery Facility) Order 2011: Report on petitions against the Order: First Special Report by the Chairman of Committees of the House of Lords and the Chairman of Ways and Means in the House of Commons, to be printed (HC 1956) (Chairman of Ways and Means).

Reports from Select Committees

18 Communities and Local Government Committee

(1) Preventing violent extremism: Government response to the Committee’s Sixth Report of Session 2009–10: Fourth Special Report (HC 1951);

(2) European Regional Development Fund:

(i) Evidence, to be printed (HC 1954-i);

(ii) Written evidence, to be published;

(3) The work of the Local Government Ombudsman:

(i) Evidence, to be printed (HC 1937-ii);

(ii) Written evidence, to be published

(Clive Betts).

19 Culture, Media and Sport Committee

News International and Phone-hacking: Eleventh Report, to be printed, with the Formal Minutes relating to the Report (HC 903-I) (Mr John Whittingdale).

20 Energy and Climate Change Committee

Correspondence with Fergus Ewing MSP, Minister for Energy, Enterprise and Tourism, Scottish Government: Written evidence, to be published (Mr Tim Yeo).

21 Environmental Audit Committee

(1) Sustainable food: Eleventh Report, to be printed, with the Formal Minutes relating to the Report, and written evidence reported and ordered to be published on 24, 30 and 31 March, 27 April, 11 May, 22 June, 26 October and 14 December 2011 and 11 January (HC 879);

(2) Green economy: Twelfth Report, to be printed, with the Formal Minutes relating to the Report, and written evidence reported and ordered to be published on 7 and 14 September, 12 and 26 October, 2 and 24 November and 7 December 2011, and 11 January and 18 April (HC 1025);

(3) Protecting the Arctic: Written evidence, to be published;

(4) Wildlife crime: Written evidence, to be published

(Joan Walley).

22 National Security Strategy (Joint Committee on)

National Security Strategy: Evidence, to be printed (Margaret Beckett).

23 Public Accounts (Committee of)

Managing early departures in central government: Evidence, to be printed (HC 1959-i) (Richard Bacon).

John Bercow

Speaker

The Speaker will take the Chair at 1.30 pm.

APPENDIX

Papers presented and delivered to the Votes and Proceedings Office on Friday 27 April under Standing Order No. 158:

Other Papers:

1 International Labour Conference

International Labour Conference: Presentation of the Convention and Recommendation concerning decent work for domestic workers (Convention 189; Recommendation 201) adopted at the 100th Session of the International Labour Conference (2011), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Cm. 8338) (Secretary Vince Cable).

Papers presented or laid upon the Table on Monday 30 April:

Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution:

2 Betting, Gaming and Lotteries

Draft Gambling Act 2005 (Amendment of Schedule 6) Order 2012 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum and an Impact Assessment (by Command) (Secretary Jeremy Hunt).

3 Education

Draft Further Education Institutions and 16 to 19 Academies (Specification and Disposal of Articles) Regulations 2012 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Vince Cable).

4 Immigration

Draft Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002 (Authority to Carry) Regulations 2012 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum and an Impact Assessment (by Command) (Secretary Theresa May).

5 Local Government

Draft Community Right to Challenge (Fire and Rescue Authorities and Rejection of Expressions of Interest) (England) Regulations 2012 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Eric Pickles).

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

6 Education

(1) Dissolution of Further Education Corporations and Sixth Form College Corporations (Prescribed Bodies) Regulations 2012 (S.I., 2012, No. 1167), dated 21 April 2012 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Vince Cable); and

(2) Further Education Corporations (Publication of Proposals) (England) Regulations 2012 (S.I., 2012, No. 1157), dated 21 April 2012 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Vince Cable).

7 Food

Food Additives (England) (Amendment) and the Extraction Solvents in Food (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2012 (S.I., 2012, No. 1155), dated 25 April 2012 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Mr Secretary Lansley).

8 Harbours, Docks, Piers and Ferries

Milford Haven Port Authority (Constitution) Harbour Revision Order 2012 (S.I., 2012, No. 1154), dated 25 April 2012 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Justine Greening).

Other Papers:

9 Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Report on Human Rights and Democracy for 2011 (by Command) (Cm. 8339) (Secretary William Hague).

10 Isle of Man

Account for 2010–11 of Commissioners of HM Revenue and Customs in Account with the Government of the Isle of Man, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act); to be printed (HC 1923) (Mr David Gauke).

11 National Audit

Report by the Comptroller and Auditor General on HM Treasury and Cabinet Office: Assurance for major projects (by Act); to be printed (HC 1698) (Clerk of the House).

12 Nationality, Immigration and Asylum

The Security and Travel Bans Authority to Carry Scheme 2012 (by Act) (Secretary Theresa May).

13 Public Accounts

Treasury Minutes on the Sixty-Eighth, Seventieth, Seventy-Second and Seventy-Fourth Reports from the Committee of Public Accounts, Session 2010–12 (by Command) (Cm. 8347) (Miss Chloe Smith).

14 Special Procedure Orders

Report by the Chairman of Committees of the House of Lords and the Chairman of Ways and Means in the House of Commons, under section 3 of the Statutory Orders (Special Procedure) Act 1945-

That they had taken into consideration the Petitions presented by-

(i) Ampthill Town Council

(ii) Aspley Guise Parish Council

(iii) Aspley Guise Parish Council

(iv) Aspley Heath Parish Council

(v) Brogborough Parish Council

(vi) Brogborough Parish Council

(vii) Cranfield Parish Council

(viii) Cranfield Parish Council

(ix) Flitwick Town Council

(x) Harlington Parish Council

(xi) Hockcliffe Parish Council

(xii) Houghton Conquest Parish Council

(xiii) Houghton Regis Town Council

(xiv) Hulcote and Salford Parish Council

(xv) Hulcote and Salford Parish Council

(xvi) Husborne Crawley Parish Council

(xvii) Husborne Crawley Parish Council

(xviii) Kempston Town Council

(xix) Leighton-Linslade Town Council

(xx) Lidlington Parish Council

(xxi) Lidlington Parish Council

(xxii) Marston Moreteyne Parish Council

(xxiii) Marston Moreteyne Parish Council

(xxiv) Millbrook Parish Meeting

(xxv) Millbrook Parish Meeting

(xxvi) Ridgmont Parish Council

(xxvii) Ridgmont Parish Council

(xxviii) Stewartby Parish Council

(xxix) Stewartby Parish Council

(xxx) Toddington Parish Council

(xxxi) Woburn Parish Council

(xxxii) Woburn Sands Town Council

(xxxiii) Wootton Parish Council

(xxxiv) Wootton Parish Council

(xxxv) Waste Recycling Group Limited, WRG Waste Services Limited and Anti Waste Limited

(xxxvi) Central Bedfordshire Council

(xxxvii) Central Bedfordshire Council

(xxxviii) Bedford Borough Council

(xxxix) Bedford Borough Council

against the Rookery South (Resource Recovery Facility) Order 2011; and that they had certified under the said section as proper to be received and as Petitions of General Objection the Petitions of:

(xxxvi) Central Bedfordshire Council, and

(xxxviii) Bedford Borough Council

and that they had certified under the said section as proper to be received and as Petitions of Amendment the Petitions of:

(xxxv) Waste Recycling Group Limited, WRG Waste Services Limited and Anti Waste Limited

(xxxvii) Central Bedfordshire Council, and

(xxxix) Bedford Borough Council;

and that they had determined that the remaining Petitions were not proper to be received (by Act) (Chairman of Ways and Means).

15 Supply Estimates, 2012–13

Local Government Boundary Commission for England: Main Supply Estimate for 2012–13 (by Act); to be printed (HC 1924) (The Speaker).

Prepared 1st May 2012