Motion made, and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)),
Financial Services and Markets
That the draft Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) Order 2014, which was laid before this House on 14 January, be approved.
That the draft Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Consumer Credit) (Designated Activities) Order 2014, which was laid before this House on 14 January, be approved.
Town and Country Planning
That the draft Neighbourhood Planning (Referendums) (Amendment) Regulations 2014, which were laid before this House on 18 December 2013, be approved.
That the draft Local Authorities (Mayoral Elections) (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2014, which were laid before this House on 18 December 2013, be approved.
Representation of the People
That the draft Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013 (Commencement No. 4 and Consequential Provision) Order 2013, which was laid before this House on 6 November 2013, be approved.
That the draft Political Parties, Elections and Referendums (Civil Sanctions) (Amendment) Order 2013, which was laid before this House on 16 July 2013, be approved.—(Anne Milton.)
Question agreed to.
European Union Documents
Motion made, and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 119(11)),
That this House takes note of European Union Document No. 12772/13 and Addenda 1 to 5, a Commission Report to the European Parliament and the Council on the protection of the European Union’s financial interests: Fight against fraud 2012 Annual Report, and unnumbered European Union Documents, the European Court of Auditors’ Annual Report concerning the financial year 2012 and the European Court of Auditors’ Annual Report on the activities funded by the Eighth, Ninth and Tenth European Development Funds; agrees that budgetary discipline and robust financial management at all levels remains crucial, including to support domestic efforts to tackle the deficit and debt, especially given the continuing fiscal constraints and fragile economic recovery across the EU; believes that it is unacceptable that the EU budget has failed to be given an unqualified audit by the European Court of Auditors for the nineteenth year; supports the Government’s decision to vote against granting discharge to the EU budget and to press the Commission for a clear action plan to address the European Court of Auditors’ recommendations relating to the European Development Fund; and encourages the Government to continue to work with other like-minded Member States to put pressure on the Commission and all those involved in the management of EU funds for clear, positive and urgent improvement to the quality of EU spending.—(Anne Milton.)
Question agreed to.