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Business without Debate

Volume 485: debated on Tuesday 9 December 2008

Corporation tax bill


That the Corporation Tax Bill be proceeded with as a tax law rewrite Bill.—(Ian Lucas.)

Delegated legislation



That the Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules (HC 1113), be referred to a Delegated Legislation Committee.—(Ian Lucas.)

Social Security


That the Employment and Support Allowance Regulations (S.I., 2008, No. 794), dated 25 March 2008, be referred to a Delegated Legislation Committee.—(Ian Lucas.)


That the Social Security (Incapacity Benefit Work-focused Interviews) Regulations (S.I., 2008, No. 2928), dated 10 November 2008, be referred to a Delegated Legislation Committee.—(Ian Lucas.)

Section 5 of the european communities (amendment) Act 1993


That, for the purposes of its approval under section 5 of the European Communities (Amendment) Act 1993, the Government’s assessment as set out in the Pre-Budget Report 2008 shall be treated as if it were an instrument subject to the provisions of Standing Order No. 118 (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation).—(Ian Lucas.)

Business of the house


That Private Members’ Bills shall have precedence over Government business on 27 February; 6, 13, 20 and 27 March; 24 April; 8 and 15 May; 12, 19 and 26 June; 3 July and 16 October.—(Ian Lucas.)

Business of the House (Consolidated Fund Bill)

Motion made,

That, at the sitting on Tuesday 16 December, any Consolidated Fund Bill ordered to be brought in and read the first time shall be proceeded with as if its Second Reading stood as an Order of the Day, and Standing Order No. 56 (Consolidated Fund Bills) shall apply.—(Ian Lucas.)

On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. I understand from reports that the review by the British Transport police boss, Ian Johnston, into the police handling of the case relating to the entry of the House the other day has now been handed to some people. I was given to understand that a copy has been made available in the House of Commons, but the Library does not appear to have it. I would be most grateful if you could make inquiries and ensure that it is available to all hon. Members, and put in the Library, if it has indeed been received in the House. I think that some of us would be very interested in it.

I do not know the facts of this matter. The best that I can do is to ask the Officers of the House to look into this matter and report back to the hon. Gentleman.