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delegated legislation

Volume 487: debated on Wednesday 11 February 2009

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

Constitutional Law

That the draft Welsh Ministers (Transfer of Functions) (No. 2) Order 2008, which was laid before this House on 16 December, be approved.—(Ms Butler.)

Question agreed to.

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

Contracting Out

That the draft Contracting Out (Highway Functions) Order 2009, which was laid before this House on 21 January, be approved.—(Ms Butler.)

Question agreed to.

European Union Documents

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

Asylum

That this House takes note of European Union Documents No. 16913/08 and Addenda 1 to 3, draft Directive laying down minimum standards for the reception of asylum seekers, No. 16934/08 and Addenda 1 to 3, draft Regulation on the establishment of ’EURODAC’ for the comparison of fingerprints for the effective application of the Regulation establishing the criteria and mechanisms for determining the Member State responsible for examining an application for international protection, and No. 16929/08 and Addenda 1 to 3, Regulation establishing the criteria and mechanisms for determining the Member State responsible for examining an application for international protection lodged in one Member State by a third country national or stateless person; supports the Government’s aim of making more efficient the arrangement for identifying the Member State responsible for determining a claim for international protection (and, where appropriate, for removing to that country the person applying for protection); and supports the Government’s aim of ensuring that minimum standards for the treatment of those seeking protection in the EU support the maintenance of an effective asylum system that grants protection to those who need it and identifies and swiftly returns those who do not.—(Ms Butler.)

Question agreed to.