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Business without Debate

Volume 485: debated on Wednesday 17 December 2008

Delegated Legislation

With the leave of the House, we shall take motions 11 and 12 together.

Motion made, and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)),

Housing

That the draft Local Authorities (England) (Charges for Property Searches) Regulations 2008, which were laid before this House on 13 November, in the previous Session of Parliament, be approved.

Children and Young Persons

That the draft Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006 (Prescribed Criteria and Miscellaneous Provisions) Regulations 2008, which were laid before this House on 12 November, in the previous Session of Parliament, be approved. —(Helen Jones.)

Question agreed to.

European Union Documents

Management of EU Funds in Bulgaria and Romanian and Bulgarian EU Accession.

Motion made, and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 119(11)),

That this House takes note of European Union Document No. 12244/08, Commission Report: Management of EU funds in Bulgaria, and supports the Commission’s decision to suspend funding while action is taken by Bulgaria to ensure sound financial management; further notes European Union Documents Nos. 12177/08 and Addendum 1, and 12182/08 and Addendum 1, Commission Reports on progress in Romania and Bulgaria under the Co-operation and Verification Mechanism; and welcomes this ongoing post-accession process to support essential reforms in both countries to meet their EU membership commitments.—(Helen Jones.)

Question agreed to.