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Business without Debate

Volume 586: debated on Tuesday 21 October 2014

Sittings of the house

Motion made, and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 25),

That this House at its rising on Thursday 12 February 2015, do adjourn until Monday 23 February 2015.—(Mel Stride.)

Question agreed to.

Delegated Legislation

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

National Health Service

That the draft Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014, which were laid before this House on 7 July, be approved.—(Mel Stride.)

Question agreed to.

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

Independent parliamentary standards authority

That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, praying that Her Majesty will appoint Professor Sir Ian Kennedy to the office of Chair of the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority from the end of his current term until 1 June 2016.—(Mel Stride.)

The Speaker’s opinion as to the decision of the Question being challenged, the Division was deferred until tomorrow. (Standing Order No. 41A).

European Union documents

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

EU General Budget 2015: Draft Budget

That this House takes note of European Union Documents No. 10340/14, a draft Amending Budget No. 3/2014 to the General Budget 2014, No. 10341/14, a draft Decision on the mobilisation of the Contingency Margin in 2014, No. SEC (2014) 357, Statement of Estimates of the Commission for 2015: Preparation of the 2015 Draft Budget, Documents I-IV, No. 10946/14, a draft Decision on the mobilisation of the EU Solidarity Fund, and No. 10947/14, a draft Decision on the mobilisation of the Flexibility Instrument; agrees with the Government that at a time of ongoing economic fragility in Europe and tight constraints on domestic public spending, it is essential that the European Union budget reflects the consolidation efforts of Member States to bring the levels of deficits and debt onto a more sustainable path; notes that the Council position on the 2015 Draft Budget respects the seven year Multi-Annual Financial Framework agreement for 2014-20, secured by the Prime Minister in 2013, which delivers an unprecedented real-terms reduction compared with the 2007-13 period in addition to protecting the UK rebate; calls on the Government to continue its efforts to limit the size of the EU budget by pressing for necessary restraint and discipline in the budget negotiations in autumn 2014 and beyond, in order to get the best deal for UK taxpayers; and agrees that further reform of the budget is necessary over the longer term.—(Mel Stride.)

Question agreed to.