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Volume 514: debated on Monday 19 July 2010

Estimates, 2010-11

Motion made, and Question put (Standing Order No. 55),

That, for the year ending with 31 March 2011—

(1) further resources, not exceeding £277,712,252,000, be authorised for use for defence and civil services as set out in HC 128, HC 133, HC 134, HC 149, HC 229 and HC 269,

(2) a further sum, not exceeding £255,954,633,000, be granted to Her Majesty out of the Consolidated Fund to meet the costs of defence and civil services as so set out, and

(3) limits as set out in HC 128, HC 133, HC 134, HC 229 and HC 269 be set on appropriations in aid. —(Mr Vara.)

Question agreed to.

Ordered, That a Bill be brought in upon the foregoing Resolution;

That the Chairman of Ways and Means, Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, Danny Alexander, Mr Mark Hoban, Mr David Gauke and Justine Greening bring in the Bill.

Consolidated Fund (Appropriation) Bill

Presentation and First Reading

Mr Mark Hoban accordingly presented a Bill to authorise the use of resources for the service of the year ending with 31 March 2011 and to apply certain sums out of the Consolidated Fund to the service of the year ending with 31 March 2011; to appropriate the supply authorised in this Session of Parliament for the service of the year ending with 31 March 2011; and to repeal certain Consolidated Fund and Appropriation Acts.

Bill read the First time; to be read a Second time tomorrow, and to be printed (Bill 2).

regulatory reform

Motion made, and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 18(1)),

That the draft Legislative Reform (Licensing) (Interim Authority Notices etc.) Order 2010, which was laid before this House on 10 March 2010, in the previous Parliament, be approved.— (Mr Vara.)

Question agreed to.

Liaison Committee (Membership)


That with effect for the current Parliament, notwithstanding Standing Order No. 121 (Nomination of select committees), the chair for the time being of each of the following select committees (including from the date of his or her election a chair elected under Standing Order No. 122B) shall be a member of the Liaison Committee:


Backbench Business,

Business, Innovation and Skills,

Communities and Local Government,

Culture, Media and Sport,



Energy and Climate Change,

Environmental Audit,

Environment, Food and Rural Affairs,

European Scrutiny,

Finance and Services,

Foreign Affairs,


Home Affairs,

Joint Committee on Human Rights (the chair being a Member of this House),

International Development,


Northern Ireland Affairs,

Political and Constitutional Reform,


Public Accounts,

Public Administration,

Regulatory Reform,

Science and Technology,

Scottish Affairs,


Standards and Privileges,

Statutory Instruments,



Welsh Affairs, and

Work and Pensions.—(Mr Vara.)

Use of the Chamber (United Kingdom Youth Parliament)

Motion made,

That this House welcomes the work of the United Kingdom Youth Parliament in providing young people with an opportunity to engage with the political process; notes that the House agreed on 16 March 2009 to allow the Youth Parliament to meet once in the Chamber; recalls that this meeting took place on 30 October 2009; and accordingly resolves that the UK Youth Parliament should be allowed to meet once a year in the Chamber of this House for the duration of this Parliament.—(Mr Vara.)


Delegated Legislation (COMMITTEES)


That the Motion in the name of Sir George Young relating to the Electoral Commission shall be treated as if it related to an instrument subject to the provisions of Standing Order No. 118 (Delegated Legislation Committees) in respect of which notice of a motion has been given that the instrument be approved.— (Mr Vara.)

Before I call the right hon. Member for Wentworth and Dearne (John Healey), I appeal to Members who are leaving the Chamber to do so quickly and quietly, thereby treating the right hon. Gentleman with the same courtesy and consideration with which they would wish to be treated.