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Business without Debate

Volume 552: debated on Monday 29 October 2012

Public Service Pensions Bill (Programme)

Motion made, and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 83A(7)),

That the following provisions shall apply to the Public Service Pensions Bill:


1. The Bill shall be committed to a Public Bill Committee.

Proceedings in Public Bill Committee

2. Proceedings in the Public Bill Committee shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion on Thursday 22 November 2012.

3. The Public Bill Committee shall have leave to sit twice on the first day on which it meets.

Consideration and Third Reading

4. Proceedings on consideration shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion one hour before the moment of interruption on the day on which those proceedings are commenced.

5. Proceedings on Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at the moment of interruption on that day.

6. Standing Order No. 83B (Programming committees) shall not apply to proceedings on consideration and Third Reading.

Other proceedings

7. Any other proceedings on the Bill (including any proceedings on consideration of Lords Amendments or on any further messages from the Lords) may be programmed.—(Greg Hands.)

Question agreed to.

Public Service Pensions Bill (Money)

Queen’s recommendation signified.

Motion made, and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 52(1)(a)),

That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the Public Service Pensions Bill, it is expedient to authorise—

(1) the payment out of money provided by Parliament of—

(a) any expenditure incurred under or by virtue of the Act by a Minister of the Crown, and

(b) any increase attributable to the Act in the sums payable under any other Act out of money so provided, and

(2) the charging on and payment out of the Consolidated Fund of any pension or other sum payable under or by virtue of the Act to or in respect of the judiciary.—(Greg Hands.)

Question agreed to.

Business of the House


That at the sitting on Wednesday 31 October, notwithstanding the provisions of Standing Order No. 16 (Proceedings under an Act or on European Union documents), the Speaker shall put the Questions necessary to dispose of proceedings on the Motion in the name of Greg Clark relating to Multiannual Financial Framework not later than three hours after their commencement or at 7.00 pm, whichever is the earlier; and such Questions shall include the Questions on any Amendments selected by the Speaker which may then be moved.—(Greg Hands.)


With the leave of the House, we will take motions 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 together.



That Rosie Cooper be discharged from the Administration Committee and Mr Keith Vaz be added.

Communities and Local Government

That George Hollingbery be discharged from the Communities and Local Government Committee and John Stevenson be added.

Culture, Media and Sport

That Damian Collins and Dr Thérèse Coffey be discharged from the Culture, Media and Sport Committee and Angie Bray, Conor Burns and Tracey Crouch be added.


That Dr Daniel Poulter be discharged from the Health Committee and Andrew Percy be added.

Work and Pensions

That Harriett Baldwin, Andrew Bingham, Karen Bradley, Oliver Heald and Brandon Lewis be discharged from the Work and Pensions Committee and Mr Aidan Burley, Jane Ellison, Graham Evans, Nigel Mills and Anne Marie Morris be added.—(Geoffrey-Clifton Brown, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.)