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Volume 496: debated on Wednesday 15 July 2009

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 Motions in the name of Secretary Bob Ainsworth relating to Defence, Mr Pat McFadden relating to Companies and Secretary Ed Balls relating to Children and Young Persons.—(Mary Creagh.)

Question agreed to.

With the leave of the House, we shall take motions 4 to 8 together.

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

Defence

That the draft Armed Forces Act 2006 (Consequential Amendments) Order 2009, which was laid before this House on 2 June, be approved.

Defence

That the draft Armed Forces (Powers of Stop and Search, Search, Seizure and Retention) Order 2009, which was laid before this House on 1 June, be approved.

Companies

That the draft Companies (Share Capital and Acquisition by Company of its Own Shares) Regulations 2009, which were laid before this House on 17 June, be approved.

Companies

That the draft Community Interest Company (Amendment) Regulations 2009, which were laid before this House on 17 June, be approved.

Children and Young Persons

That the draft Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006 (Regulated Activity, Miscellaneous and Transitional Provisions and Commencement No. 5) Order 2009, which was laid before this House on 17 June, be approved.—(Mary Creagh.)

Question agreed to.

European Union Documents

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

Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment

That this House takes note of European Union Document No. 17367/08 and Addenda 1 and 2, draft Directive on waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE); and supports the Government’s aim to work with the European Commission and other Member States to further reform the existing Directive.—(Mary Creagh.)

Question agreed to.

regional select committee (south west)

Motion made,

That Linda Gilroy be discharged from the South West Regional Select Committee and Roger Berry be added.—(Mary Creagh.)

Object.

sittings of the house

Motion made,

That, at the sittings on Monday 20 July and on Tuesday 21 July, the Speaker shall not adjourn the House until any message from the Lords has been received, any Committee to draw up Reasons which has been appointed at that sitting has reported, and he has notified the Royal Assent to Acts agreed upon by both Houses.—(Mary Creagh.)

Object.

Select Committee on the Reform of the House of Commons

Motion made,

(1) That a Select Committee be appointed to consider and make recommendations on the following matters:

(a) the appointment of members and chairmen of select committees;

(b) scheduling business in the House;

(c) enabling the public to initiate debates and proceedings in the House; and

(d) such other matters as appear to the Committee to be closely connected with the matters set out above, and to report on these matters by 13 November 2009;

(2) That the Committee also consider such other matters as may be referred to it from time to time;

(3) That the Committee consist of eighteen Members;

(4) That Mr Graham Allen, Mr Clive Betts, Mr Graham Brady, Mr David Clelland, Mr David Drew, Natascha Engel, Dr Evan Harris, David Howarth, Mr Michael Jack, Mr Greg Knight, Mr Elfyn Llwyd, Mr Chris Mullin, Dr Nick Palmer, Martin Salter, Dr Phyllis Starkey, Mr Andrew Tyrie, Dr Tony Wright and Sir George Young be members of the Committee;

(5) That Dr Tony Wright be Chairman of the Committee;

(6) That the Committee have power to send for persons, papers and records, to sit notwithstanding any adjournment of the House, to adjourn from place to place, to report from time to time and to appoint specialist advisers;

(7) That this Order be a Standing Order of the House until the end of the present

Parliament. —(Mary Creagh).