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Volume 559: debated on Monday 4 March 2013

European Union Documents

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

Markets in Financial Instruments

That this House takes note of European Union Documents No. 15938/11, a draft Regulation on markets in financial instruments and amending regulations [EMIR] on OTC derivatives, central counterparties and trade repositories, and No. 15939/11 and Addenda 1 and 2, a draft Directive on markets in financial instruments repealing Directive 2004/39/EC; notes the importance to the UK economy of stable and well functioning financial markets; and welcomes efforts to improve transparency, while supporting competition and user choice, as part of the global post-crisis regulatory reform agenda.—(Greg Hands.)

Question agreed to.

Electoral Commission

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

That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, praying that Her Majesty will appoint Gareth John Halliwell to be an Electoral Commissioner with effect from 13 March 2013 for the period ending on 12 March 2017. —( Greg Hands.)

Question agreed to.

Delegated Legislation

With the leave of the House, we shall take motions 5 to 11 together.

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

Libraries

That the draft Legal Deposit Libraries (Non-Print Works) Regulations 2013, which were laid before this House on 28 January, be approved.

Social Security

That the draft Social Security (Contributions) (Limits and Thresholds) (Amendment) Regulations 2013, which were laid before this House on 28 January, be approved.

That the draft Social Security (Contributions) (Re-rating) Order 2013, which was laid before this House on 28 January, be approved.

Financial Services and Markets

That the draft Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Services Compensation Scheme) Order 2013, which was laid before this House on 24 January, be approved.

That the draft Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (PRA-regulated Activities) Order 2013, which was laid before this House on 24 January, be approved.

That the draft Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Threshold Conditions) Order 2013, which was laid before this House on 28 January, be approved.

That the draft Financial Services Act 2012 (Mutual Societies) Order 2013, which was laid before this House on 28 January, be approved.—(Greg Hands.)

Question agreed to.

Delegated Legislation

Ordered,

That the motion in the name of Secretary Vince Cable relating to Financial Assistance to Industry 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 has been given that the instrument be approved.—( Greg Hands.)

Draft Voting Eligibility (Prisoners) Bill (Joint Committee)

Motion made,

That this House concurs with the Lords Message of 15 January 2013, that it is expedient that a Joint Committee of Lords and Commons be appointed to consider the draft Voting Eligibility (Prisoners) Bill presented to both Houses on 22 November 2012 (Cm 8499), and that the Committee should report by 31 October 2013.

That a Select Committee of six Members be appointed to join with the Committee appointed by the Lords;

That the Committee shall have power-

(i) to send for persons, papers and records;

(ii) to sit notwithstanding any adjournment of the House;

(iii) to report from time to time;

(iv) to appoint specialist advisers; and

(v) to adjourn from place to place within the United Kingdom;

That Mr Crispin Blunt, Steve Brine, Lorely Burt, Mr Nick Gibb, Sir Alan Meale and Derek Twigg be members of the Committee. —( Greg Hands.)

Hon. Members: Object.

European Scrutiny

Ordered,

That Sandra Osborne be discharged from the European Scrutiny Committee and Mrs Linda Riordan be added.—(Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.)