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Volume 548: debated on Tuesday 10 July 2012

Electoral commission

Motion made, and Question put forthwith (Order, 12 June, and Standing Order No. 118(6)),

That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, praying that Her Majesty will re-appoint as Electoral Commissioners-

(1) Rt. Hon. Sir George Newlands Reid with effect from 1 October 2012 for the period ending on 30 September 2014; and

(2) John McCormick with effect from 1 January 2013 for the period ending on 31 December 2016.—(Mr Francois.)

Question agreed to.

delegated legislation

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

Financial Services

That the draft Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) Order 2012, which was laid before this House on 14 June, be approved.—(Mr Francois.)

Question agreed to.

European union documents

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

Recognition of Professional Qualifications

That this House takes note of European Union Document No. 18899/11 and Addenda 1 to 3, relating to a Draft Directive amending Directive 2005/36/EC on the recognition of professional qualifications and regulation on administrative co-operation through the electronic Internal Market Information System; and supports the Government’s aims of reducing disproportionate regulation of professions across the EU, by arguing for flexibility in relation to minimum standards of training for health professions, improving safeguards for patient safety when EU professionals cross borders, in particular through the introduction of a system of alerts identifying professionals who are suspended from practice and ensuring that, where appropriate, language checks can be performed before a health professional starts to practise.—(Mr Francois.)

Question agreed to.