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Allhallows Staining Church Bill (HL) 2009-10 top
 

30/03/2010

508 c617

Allhallows Staining Church Bill. Bill read a second time and committed.

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24/03/2010

Votes and Proceedings

Allhallows Staining Church Bill (HL). Report from the Examiners of Petitions for Private Bills that in the case of the Petition for this Bill, originating in the Lords and referred after the First Reading, no Standing Order not previously inquired into is applicable. Bill to be read a second time.

 
 

18/03/2010

718 c674

Allhallows Staining Church Bill (HL). Lords third reading (formal). Passed and sent to the Commons.

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18/03/2010

Votes and proceedings

Allhallows Staining Church Bill (HL). First reading. Bill refeerred to the Examiners of Petitions for Private Bills.

 
 

08/03/2010

HL 83 2009-10

Allhallows Staining Church Bill [HL] The bill was reported from the Unopposed Bill Committee with amendments. (Lords Minutes).

 
 

08/03/2010

718 c128

Allhallows Staining Church Bill (HL). Reported from Unopposed Bill Committee with amendments.

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22/02/2010

Lords Minutes

Allhallows Staining Church Bill (HL). Examiner’s certificate that the further Standing Orders had been complied with was ordered to lie on the Table and the bill was committed to an Unopposed Bill Committee.

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09/02/2010

717 c611

Allhallows Staining Church Bill (HL). Lords second reading (formal). Referred to Examiners.

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25/01/2010

716 c1290

Allhallows Staining Church Bill (HL). Presentation and first reading.

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27/11/2009

PB 1 2009-10

Allhallows Staining Church Bill (HL). Petition deposited by Bircham Dyson Bell. (Lords Minutes)

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Ambulance Response Times (Local Reporting) Bill 2009-10 top
 

26/01/2010

Bill 55 2009-2010

Ambulance Response Times (Local Reporting) Bill.

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26/01/2010

504 c681-4

Ambulance Response Times (Local Reporting) Bill. Motion for leave to introduce a Bill. Agreed to on question. Presentation and first reading (Bill 55). To be read a second time 12 March.

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Anti-Slavery Day Bill 2009-10 top
 

08/04/2010

CHAP 14 2010

Anti-Slavery Day Act 2010. Royal Assent notified 8 April 2010. CHAP 14 2010.

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29/03/2010

718 c1191

Anti-Slavery Day Bill. Lords third reading (formal). Passed and sent to the Commons.

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22/03/2010

718 c757

Anti-Slavery Day Bill. Lords motion that order of commitment be discharged. Agreed to on question (formal).

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05/03/2010

717 c1721-43

Anti-Slavery Day Bill. Lords second reading debate. Agreed to on question and committed to a Committee of the Whole House.

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03/03/2010

HL 77 2009-10

Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee. Sixth report on: Anti-Slavery Day Bill; Flood and Water Management Bill; Financial Services Bill - Government response. (Lords Minutes).

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08/02/2010

717 c502

Anti-Slavery Day Bill. Bill brought from the Commons. Lords first reading. (HL Bill 30 2009-10).

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08/02/2010

HL Bill 30 2009-10

Anti-Slavery Day Bill. Brought from the Commons.

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05/02/2010

505 c536-73;505 c536-74

Anti-Slavery Day Bill second reading debate. Agreed to on question. Committee stage. Clauses 1-2 agreed to. Bill as amended reported. Third reading debate agreed to on question and passed.

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16/12/2009

502 c979

Anti-Slavery Day Bill. Presentation and first reading (Bill 20). To be read a second time 5 February 2010.

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16/12/2009

Bill 20 2009-10

Anti-Slavery Day Bill.

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Appropriation Bill 2009-10 top
 

08/04/2010

CHAP 12 2010

Appropriation No. 2 Act 2010. Royal Assent notified 8 April 2010. CHAP 12 2010.

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08/04/2010

718 c1677

Appropriation Bill. Lords second reading (formal). Committee negatived. Standing Order No 47 having been dispensed with, Lords third reading (formal). Passed.

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08/04/2010

718 c251WS

I have made a Statement under Section 19(1)(a) of the Human Rights Act 1998 that, in my view, the provisions of the Appropriation Bill are compatible with the convention rights. A copy of the Statement has been placed in the Library of the House.

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07/04/2010

718 c1540

Appropriation Bill. Brought from the Commons endorsed with the certificate of the Speaker that the Bill is a Money Bill. Lords first reading.

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07/04/2010

Bill 86 2009-10

Appropriation Bill.

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Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day Bill 2009-10 top
 

06/01/2010

Bill 42 2009-10

Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day Bill. (Vote)

 
 

06/01/2010

503 c172

Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day Bill. Presentation and first reading. (Bill 42 2009-10). To be read a second time on 30 April.

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Beverley Freemen Act 2010 top
 

21/01/2010

Cap i 2010

Beverley Freemen Act. Royal Assent 21 Janualry 2010. (Cap i 2010). (vote).

 
Beverley Freemen Bill (HL) 2008-09 top
 

21/01/2010

716 c1108

Video Recordings Bill (CHAP 1 2010), and Beverley Freemen Bill (cap i 2010). Royal Assent notified.

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19/01/2010

Lords Minutes

Beverley Freemen Bill (HL). Returned from the Commons agreed to.

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19/01/2010

504 c139

Beverley Freemen Bill (HL). Bill read the Third time and passed, without amendment.

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12/01/2010

Votes and Proceedings

Beverley Freemen Bill (HL). Reported from the Opposed Bill Committee that it had examined the allegations contained in the Preamble of the Bill and found the same to be true; and had gone through the Bill and made no amendments. Bill to be read the third time. (Vote)

 
 

30/11/2009

Votes and Proceedings

Beverley Freemen Bill (HL). Report from the Examiners of Petitions for Private Bills that in the case of the Petition for this Bill, originating in the Lords and referred after the First Reading, no Standing Order not previously inquired into is applicable. Bill to be read a second time.

 
 

25/11/2009

715 c367

Beverley Freemen Bill (HL). Lords third reading (formal). Passed.

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25/11/2009

Votes and Proceedings

Beverley Freemen Bill (HL). Read the first time and referred to the Examiners of Petitions for Private Bills.

 
 

19/11/2009

Lords Minutes

Beverley Freemen Bill (HL). In accordance with Private Business Standing Order 150A (Suspension of Bills), Bill deposited in the Office of the Clerk of the Parliaments together with the declaration of the agent. The Bill was presented and read a first time. It was then deemed to have been read a second time and reported from the Unopposed Bill Committee.

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27/11/2008

PB 1 2008-09

Beverley Freemen Bill (HL). Petition deposited by Winckworth Sherwood. (vote).

 
Bournemouth Borough Council Bill (HL) 2006-07 top
 

08/04/2010

CAP ii 2010

Bournemouth Borough Council Act 2010. Royal Assent notified 8 April 2010. CAP ii 2010

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07/04/2010

508 c951

Bournemouth Borough Council Bill. Lords amendments considered and agreed to.

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07/04/2010

718 c1651

Bournemouth Borough Council Bill (HL). Returned from the Commons with the amendments agreed to.

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30/03/2010

718 c1351-2

Bournemouth Borough Council Bill (HL). Lords consideration of Commons amendments. Amendments agreed to, with consequential amendments. Bill returned to the Commons with amendments.

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01/02/2010

717 c106

Bournemouth Borough Council Bill (HL). Returned from the Commons agreed to with amendments.

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28/01/2010

504 c997-1005

Bournemouth Borough Council Bill (HL). Further consideration of Bill, as amended. Debated with certain amendments relating to Manchester City Council Bill (HL). Third reading debate. Agreed to on question. Bill passed with amendments.

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21/01/2010

504 c487-522

Bournemouth Borough Council Bill (HL). Report stage. Debated with Manchester City Council Bill (HL). Debate adjourned. Debate to be resumed 28 January.

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14/01/2010

503 c821

Bournemouth Borough Council Bill (HL), Manchester City Council Bill (HL), Leeds City Council Bill, Reading Borough Council Bill. Orders for consideration read. Objections taken. To be considered 21 January 2010.

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07/01/2010

503 c249

Bournemouth Borough Council Bill (HL). Order for consideration read. Consideration of Bill, as amended, opposed and deferred. To be considered on 14 January.

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10/12/2009

Lords Minutes

Bournemouth Borough Council Bill (HL). The Chairman of Committees informed the House that, pursuant to Standing Order 150B (Revival of Bills), the Bill had been deposited in the Office of the Clerk of the Parliaments together with the declaration of the agent. The Bill was presented and read a first time, passed through all its remaining stages pro forma and sent to the Commons.

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10/12/2009

Votes and Proceedings

Bournemouth Borough Council Bill (HL); Manchester City Council Bill (HL). Certificate by the Clerk in the Private Bill Office that the Bills are the same in every respect as the Bills which were brought from the House of Lords in the last session. Bills read the first and second time and (being deemed to have been amended in Committee), order to lie upon the Table.

 
 

08/12/2009

715 c990

Bournemouth Borough Council Bill (HL). Lords motion that the Commons message of 3 December be now considered; and that the promoters of the Bournemouth Borough Council Bill (HL), which was originally introduced in this House in Session 2006-07 on 22 January 2007, should have leave to proceed with the Bill in the current Session according to the provisions of Standing Order 150B (Revival of bills). Agreed to on question (formal).

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03/12/2009

501 c1261

Ordered that the promoters of the Manchester City Council Bill [ Lords] and Bournemouth Borough Council Bill [ Lords], which were originally introduced in the House of Lords in Session 2006-07 on 22 January 2007, may have leave to proceed with the Bills in the current Session according to the provisions of Standing Order 188B (Revival of bills).

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03/12/2009

715 c886

Bournemouth Borough Council Bill (HL). Manchester City Council Bill (HL). A message was brought from the Commons that they have made the following Order: That the promoters of the Manchester City Council Bill (HL) and Bournemouth Borough Council Bill (HL), which were originally introduced in the House of Lords in Session 2006–07 on 22 January 2007, may have leave to proceed with the Bills in the current session according to the provisions of Standing Order 188B (Revival of bills).

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27/11/2006

PB 1 2006-07

Bournemouth Borough Council Bill (HL). Petition deposited by Sharpe Pritchard (vote)

 
Bribery Bill (HL) 2009-10 top
 

08/04/2010

HL Bill 52 2009-10

Bribery Bill (HL). Commons amendments.

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08/04/2010

CHAP 23 2010

Bribery Act 2010. Royal Assent notified 8 April 2010. CHAP 23 2010.

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08/04/2010

718 c1704-13

Bribery Bill (HL). Consideration of Commons amendments. Commons amendments agreed to.

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07/04/2010

718 c1652

Bribery Bill (HL). Returned from the Commons agreed to with amendments. Commons amendments ordered to be printed (HL Bill 52 2009-10).

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07/04/2010

508 c1005-14

Bribery Bill (HL). Report stage debate. Amendment debated and withdrawn. Some amendments agreed. Third reading debate. Agreed on question and bill passed with amendments.

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24/03/2010

HL 108 2009-10

Constitution Select Committee (HL) fourteenth report on the Bribery Bill and Constitutional Reform and Governance Bill: Government Responses to the Committee's 7th and 11th reports of Session 2009-10.

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23/03/2010

PBC

Fifth Sitting (Morning). New clauses considered. Bill, as amended, to be reported.

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23/03/2010

Bill 95 2009-10

Bribery Bill (HL). As amended in public bill committee.

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18/03/2010

PBC

Third Sitting (Morning). Written evidence reported to the House. Clauses 11 and 12 agreed to. Clause 13 under consideration when the Committee adjourned till this day at One o'clock.

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18/03/2010

PBC

Fourth sitting (Afternoon). Clauses 13 to 17 agreed to, one with amendments. Schedules 1 and 2 agreed to. Clauses 18 to 20 agreed to. New clauses considered. Adjourned till Tuesday 23 March at half-past Ten o'clock.

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16/03/2010

PBC

First sitting (Morning). Programme motion agreed to. Written evidence (Reporting to the House) motion agreed to. Clauses 1 to 5 agreed to. Clause 6 under consideration when the Committee adjourned till this day at four o'clock.

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16/03/2010

PBC

Second sitting (Afternoon). Written evidence reported to the House. Clauses 6 to 10 agreed to, one with amendment. Adjourned till Thursday 18 March at Nine o'clock.

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03/03/2010

506 c945-83

Bribery Bill (HL) second reading debate. Agreed to on question and committed to a Public Bill Committee. Programme motion agreed to on question.

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09/02/2010

Bill 69 2009-10

Bribery Bill (HL). Brought from the Lords. Explanatory Notes Bill 69-EN also published.

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08/02/2010

717 c481-502

Bribery Bill (HL). Lords third reading debate. Agreed to on question. Bill passed with amendment and sent to the Commons.

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05/02/2010

717 c414

Bribery Bill (HL). Digital Economy Bill (HL). Lords motion that leave be given to advance the Third Reading of the Bribery Bill (HL) and the Committee stage of the Digital Economy Bill (HL) from Tuesday 9 February to Monday 8 February. Agreed to on question (formal).

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05/02/2010

717 c415

Bribery Bill (HL). Lords motion that Standing Order 49 (Amendments on Third Reading) be dispensed with on Monday 8 February to allow amendments to the Third Reading of the Bribery Bill (HL) to be tabled that day. Agreed to on question (formal).

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02/02/2010

717 c117-87

Bribery Bill (HL). Lords report stage. Bill, as amended, ordered to be printed (HL Bill 27).

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02/02/2010

HL Bill 27 2009-10

Bribery Bill (HL). As amended on Report.

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01/02/2010

HL 49 2009-10

Constitution Select Committee (HL) seventh report on Clause 12 of the Bribery Bill: Further Report.

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13/01/2010

716 c83-118GC

Bribery Bill (HL). Lords Committee stage. Clauses 10 to 19 agreed to. Schedules 1 and 2 agreed to. Bill reported without agreement. Grand Committee held in the Moses Room.

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07/01/2010

716 c21-72GC

Bribery Bill (HL). Lords Committee stage first day. Clauses 1 to 9 agreed to. Grand Committee held in the Moses Room.

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15/12/2009

715 c1396

Bribery Bill (HL). Lords motion on instruction to Grand Committee on order of clauses to be taken. Agreed to on question (formal).

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09/12/2009

715 c1085-126

Bribery Bill (HL). Lords second reading debate. Agreed to on question and committed to a Grand Committee.

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02/12/2009

HL 10 2009-10

Constitution Select Committee (HL) first report on Clause 12 of the Bribery Bill.

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02/12/2009

HL 9 2009-10

Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee. 1st report on: Bribery Bill (HL); Building Regulations (Amendment) Bill (HL); Cluster Munitions (Prohibitions) Bill (HL); Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies and Credit Unions Bill (HL); Northern Ireland Assembly Members Bill (HL); draft Legislative Reform (Insolvency) (Miscellaneous Provisions) Order 2009. (Lords Minutes).

 
 

19/11/2009

715 c27

Bribery Bill (HL). Presentation and first reading. (HL Bill 3 2009-10).

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19/11/2009

HL Bill 3 2009-10

Bribery Bill (HL). Explanatory Notes HL Bill 3-EN also published.

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British Museum Act 1963 (Amendment) Bill 2009-10 top
 

05/03/2010

506 c1186

British Museum Act 1963 (Amendment) Bill. Order for second reading read. Objection taken and second reading deferred until 12 March.

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26/02/2010

506 c629

British Museum Act 1963 (Amendment) Bill. Order for second reading read. Objection taken and second reading deferred until 5 March.

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06/01/2010

Bill 37 2009-10

British Museum Act 1963 (Amendment) Bill.

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06/01/2010

503 c171

British Museum Act 1963 (Amendment) Bill. Presentation and first reading. (Bill 37 2009-10). To be read a second time on 26 February.

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Building Regulations (Amendment) Bill (HL) 2009-10 top
 

22/03/2010

718 c757

Building Regulations (Amendment) Bill (HL). Lords report stage (formal).

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05/03/2010

717 c1659-65

Building Regulations (Amendment) Bill (HL). Lords committee stage. Clauses 1 and 2 agreed to. Bill reported without amendment.

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15/01/2010

716 c703-16

Building Regulations (Amendment) Bill (HL). Lords second reading debate. Agreed to on question and committed to a Committee of the Whole House.

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02/12/2009

HL 9 2009-10

Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee. 1st report on: Bribery Bill (HL); Building Regulations (Amendment) Bill (HL); Cluster Munitions (Prohibitions) Bill (HL); Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies and Credit Unions Bill (HL); Northern Ireland Assembly Members Bill (HL); draft Legislative Reform (Insolvency) (Miscellaneous Provisions) Order 2009. (Lords Minutes).

 
 

19/11/2009

HL Bill 10 2009-10

Building Regulations (Amendment) Bill (HL).

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19/11/2009

715 c29

Building Regulations (Amendment) Bill (HL). Presentation and first reading. (HL Bill 10 2009-10).

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Canterbury City Council Bill 2007-08 top
 

25/01/2010

Lords Minutes

Canterbury City Council Bill. Petition deposited against bill by Simon James Casey.

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21/01/2010

Lords Minutes

Canterbury City Council Bill. Examiner's certificate that no further standing order is applicable ordered to lie on the Table.

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21/01/2010

Lords Minutes

Canterbury City Council Bill. Nottingham City Council Bill. The Chairman of Committees informed the House, in accordance with Private Business Standing Order 91 (Special circumstances), that he had received a report on the bills from Lord Young of Norwood Green, Minister for Postal Affairs and Employment Relations, stating that, in the Minister’s opinion, the promoters of both bills had undertaken a full assessment of the compatibility of their proposals with the European Convention on Human Rights. The Minister saw no need to dispute their conclusions. He stated that he had not seen the evidence the promoters were relying on to establish that the proposed restriction on certified pedlars' activities was in the public interest but understood the matter had been considered by the Unopposed Bill Committee in the Commons.

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15/01/2010

Lords Minutes

Canterbury City Council Bill. Brought from the Commons. Lords first reading. Referred to Examiners.

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14/01/2010

503 c897-932

Canterbury City Council Bill. Third reading debate. Agreed to on division (99 votes to 11). Debated with Nottingham City Council Bill, also agreed to on division (85 votes to 10).

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07/01/2010

503 c249

Canterbury City Council Bill. Order for third reading read. Third reading opposed and deferred. To be read a third time on 14 January.

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10/12/2009

Votes and Proceedings

Canterbury City Council Bill. Read the first and second time and ordered to be read the third time.

 
 

08/12/2009

715 c990

Canterbury City Council Bill. Lords motion that this House do agree with the order made by the Commons set out in their message of 3 December. Agreed to on question (formal).

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03/12/2009

501 c1261

Ordered, that the promoters of the Canterbury City Council Bill and Nottingham City Council Bill, which were originally introduced in this House in Session 2007-08 on 22 January2008, may have leave to proceed with the Bills in the current Session according to the provisions of Standing Order 188B (Revival of bills).

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03/12/2009

715 c886

Canterbury City Council Bill. Nottingham City Council Bill. A message was brought from the Commons that they have made the following Order to which they desire the concurrence of this House: That the promoters of the Canterbury City Council Bill and Nottingham City Council Bill, which were originally introduced in this House in Session 2007–08 on 22 January 2008, may have leave to proceed with the Bills in the current session according to the provisions of Standing Order 188B (Revival of bills).

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27/11/2007

PB 1 2007-08

Canterbury City Council Bill. Petition deposited by Sharpe Pritchard (Vote).

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Care Homes and Sheltered Accommodation (Domestic Pets) Bill 2009-10 top
 

05/03/2010

506 c1167-78

Care Homes and Sheltered Accommodation (Domestic Pets) Bill. Second reading debate. Agreed to on question and committed to a Public Bill Committee.

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16/12/2009

Bill 27 2009-10

Care Homes and Sheltered Accommodation (Domestic Pets) Bill. (Vote)

 
 

16/12/2009

502 c980

Care Homes and Sheltered Accommodation (Domestic Pets) Bill. Presentation and first reading (Bill 27). To be read a second time 5 March 2010.

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Child Poverty Bill 2008-09 then 2009-10 top
 

25/03/2010

CHAP 9 2010

Child Poverty Act. Royal assent notified 25 March (CHAP 9 2010). Explanatory Notes also published.

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23/03/2010

718 c946

Child Poverty Bill. Returned from the Commons with the amendments agreed to.

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22/03/2010

508 c84-97

Child Poverty Bill. Consideration of Lords amendments. Amendments 1-21 agreed to.

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18/03/2010

Bill 92 2009-10

Child Poverty Bill. Lords amendments with explanatory notes (Bill 92-EN 2009-10).

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17/03/2010

718 c645-6

Child Poverty Bill. Lords third reading debate. Agreed to on question. Bill passed and returned to the Commons with amendments (Bill 92).

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09/03/2010

718 c142-204, c218-34

Child Poverty Bill. Lords report stage. Bill, as amended, ordered to be printed (HL Bill 46).

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09/03/2010

HL Bill 46 2009-10

Child Poverty Bill. As amended on Report.

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02/03/2010

717 c1325

Child Poverty Bill. Lords motion on order in which amendments for Report Stage be marshalled and considered. Agreed to on question (formal).

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08/02/2010

717 c97-146GC

Child Poverty Bill. Lords committee stage fifth day. Clauses 8 to 30 agreed to, with clauses 9, 12, 22, 28, 29 agreed to as amended. Schedule 2 agreed to. Bill reported with amendments (HL Bill 34).

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27/01/2010

716 c335-88GC

Child Poverty Bill. Lords committee stage fourth day. Clause 8 under consideration. Grand Committee held in the Moses Room.

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25/01/2010

716 c237-86GC

Child Poverty Bill. Lords committee stage third day. Schedule 1 agreed to. Clause 8 under consideration. Grand Committee held in the Moses Room.

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21/01/2010

716 c175-236GC

Child Poverty Bill. Lords committee stage second day. Clauses 6 and 7 agreed to. Schedule 1 under consideration. Grand Committee held in the Moses Room.

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19/01/2010

716 c119-74GC

Child Poverty Bill. Lords Committee stage. Clauses 1 to 5 agreed to. New clauses considered. Grand Committee held in the Moses Room.

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14/01/2010

716 c617

Child Poverty Bill. Lords motion on instruction to Grand Committee on order of clauses to be taken. Agreed to on question (formal).

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13/01/2010

HL 35 2009-10

Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee. Third report on: Child Poverty Bill 2008-09 then 2009-10; Equality Bill 2008-09 then 2009-10; Consumer Emissions (Climate Change) Bill (HL) 2009-10; Damages (Asbestos-related Conditions) Bill (HL) 2009-10; Live Music Bill (HL) 2009-10; Rehabilitation of Offenders (Amendment) Bill (HL) 2009-10; draft Legislative Reform (Dangerous Wild Animals) (Licensing) Order 20. (Lords Minutes).

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05/01/2010

716 c18-34,61-103

Child Poverty Bill. Lords second reading debate. Agreed to on question and committed to a Grand Committee.

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10/12/2009

715 c1224

Child Poverty Bill. Brought from the Commons. Lords first reading. (HL Bill 21 2009-10).

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10/12/2009

HL Bill 21 2009-10

Child Poverty Bill. Brought from the Commons. Explanatory Notes HL Bill 21 also published. (Lords Minutes).

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09/12/2009

502 c388-465

Child Poverty Bill. Report stage debate. New clause 1, discussed with new clauses 2 and 3, disagreed on division (69 votes to 290). New clause 2 disagreed on division (206 votes to 289). New clause 3 disagreed on division (214 votes to 281). New clause 4 debated and withdrawn. Some amendments made. Third reading debate. Agreed to on question and Bill passed with amendments. [Relevant Document: The Twenty-eighth Report from the Joint Committee on Human Rights of Session 2008-09, Legislative Scrutiny: Child Poverty Bill, HC 1114.]

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03/12/2009

HC Research Paper 09/89

Child Poverty Bill: Committee Stage Report. Bill 10 2009-10.

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19/11/2009

501 c143

Child Poverty Bill. Presentation, first and second reading pursuant to Standing Order 80A (on Carry-over of Bills) and Order of 20 July 2009. (Bill 10 2009-10). To be considered on 23 November.

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19/11/2009

Bill 10 2009-10

Child Poverty Bill. Explanatory Notes Bill 10-EN also published.

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Children Schools and Families Bill 2009-10 top
 

08/04/2010

Bill 105 2009-10

Children Schools and Families Bill. Lords amendments

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08/04/2010

CHAP 26 2010

Children Schools and Families Act 2010. Royal Assent notified 8 April 2010. CHAP 26 2010. Explanatory Notes also published.

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Children's Rights Bill (HL) 2009-10 top
 

05/03/2010

717 c1721

Lords announcement that due to the lateness of the hour the House will not proceed with the Second Reading of the Children's Rights Bill.

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19/11/2009

HL Bill 8 2009-10

Children's Rights Bill (HL).

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19/11/2009

715 c28

Children’s Rights Bill (HL). Presentation and first reading. (HL Bill 8 2009-10).

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Children, Schools and Families Bill 2009-10 top
 

08/04/2010

508 c1223-35

Children, Schools and Families Bill. Consideration of Lords amendments. Agreed on question.

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08/04/2010

718 c1737

Children, Schools and Families Bill. Energy Bill. Financial Services Bill. Flood and Water Management Bill. Returned from the Commons with the Lords amendments agreed to.

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07/04/2010

718 c1575-608

Children, Schools and Families Bill. Lords committee stage. Clauses 1 to 14, 19 to 27 disagreed. Schedule 1 disagreed. Clauses 15 to 18, 28 to 51 agreed to, with clauses 45 and 50 agreed to as amended. Schedules 2 and 3 agreed to. Schedules 4 and 5 agreed to as amended. Bill reported with amendments. Report and third reading agreed without debate. Bill passed and returned to the Commons with amendments.

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22/03/2010

718 c756

Children, Schools and Families Bill. Lords motion on instruction to Committee of the Whole House on order of clauses to be taken. Agreed to on question (formal).

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17/03/2010

HL 97 2009-10

Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee. Seventh report on: Children, Schools and Families Bill; Constitutional Reform and Governance Bill; Flood and Water Management Bill - -Government response. (Lords Minutes).

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08/03/2010

718 c73-128

Children, Schools and Families Bill. Lords second reading debate. Agreed to on question and committed to a Committee of the Whole House.

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24/02/2010

717 c1073

Children, Schools and Families Bill. Brought from the Commons. Lords first reading. (HL Bill 36 2009-10).

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24/02/2010

HL Bill 36 2009-10

Children, Schools and Families Bill. Brought from the Commons. Explanatory Notes HL Bill 36-EN also published.

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23/02/2010

506 c173-269

Children, Schools and Families Bill. Report stage. New clause 17 debated and agreed to. New clause 1 debated and negatived on division (172 to 277), new clause 2 debated with new clauses 6-9 and 19. New clause 2 agreed to on question, new clause 7 negatived on division (173 to 280). Some amendments agreed to on division (386 to 41). Third reading debate. Agreed to on division (268 to 177) and Bill passed with amendments.

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09/02/2010

HC 369 2009-10;HL 57 2009-10

Legislative scrutiny: Children, Schools and Families Bill; Other Bills. Human Rights Joint Select Committee eighth report with formal minutes and evidence.

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05/02/2010

Bill 61 2009-10

Children, Schools and Families Bill. As amended in Public Bill Committee.

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04/02/2010

PBC

Eleventh Sitting (Morning). Written evidence reported to the House. Clauses 14 to 18 agreed to. Clause 19 under consideration when the Committee adjourned till this day at One o'clock.

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04/02/2010

PBC

Twelfth Sitting (Afternoon). Clauses 19 to 26 agreed to. Schedule 1 agreed to. Clauses 27 to 40 agreed to. Schedule 2 agreed to. Clause 41 agreed to. Schedule 3 agreed to. Clause 42 disagreed to. Clauses 43 to 45 agreed to. Schedules 4 and 5 agreed to. Clauses 46 to 50 agreed to. Witten evidence (Appending to Proceedings) motion agreed to. Bill, as amended, to be reported.

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02/02/2010

PBC

Ninth sitting (Morning). Written evidence reported to the House. Clauses 6 and 7 agreed to. Clause 8 under consideration when the Committee adjourned till this day at four o'clock.

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02/02/2010

PBC

Tenth Sitting (Afternoon). Clauses 8 to 13 agreed to. Clause 14 under consideration when the Committee adjourned till Thursday 4 February at Nine o'clock.

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28/01/2010

PBC

Seventh Sitting (Morning). Written evidence reported to the House. Clause 1 under consideration when the Committee adjourned till this day at One o'clock.

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28/01/2010

PBC

Eighth Sitting (Afternoon). Clauses 1 to 5 agreed to. Clause 6 under consideration when the Committee adjourned till Tuesday 2 February at half-past Ten o'clock.

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26/01/2010

PBC

Sixth Sitting (Afternoon). Clause 1 under consideration when the Committee adjourned till Thursday 28 January at Nine o'clock.

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26/01/2010

PBC

Fifth Sitting (Morning). Written evidence reported to the House. Clause 1 under consideration when the Committee adjourned till this day at Four o'clock.

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21/01/2010

PBC

Third Sitting (Morning). Written evidence reported to the House. Examination of witnesses. Adjourned till this day at One o'clock.

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21/01/2010

PBC

Fourth sitting (Afternooon). Written evidence reported to the House. Examination of witnesses. Adjourned till Tuesday 26 January at half-past Ten o'clock.

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19/01/2010

PBC

First sitting (Morning). Programme motion agreed to. Motion to sit in private agreed to. Written evidence (Reporting to the House) agreed to. Examination of witnesses. Adjourned till this day at Four o'clock.

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19/01/2010

PBC

Second sitting (Afternoon). Written evidence reported to the House. Programme order amended. Examination of witnesses. Adjourned till Thursday 21 January at Nine o'clock.

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11/01/2010

503 c425-528

Children, Schools and Families Bill. Second reading debate. Amendment debated and negatived on division (211 votes to 288). Second reading agreed to on division (287 votes to 206). Programme motion on proceedings in Committee, on Report, Third Reading, and any other proceedings, agreed to on question. Queen's recommendation signified. Money resolution agreed to on question.

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16/12/2009

HC Research Paper 09/95

Children, Schools and Families Bill. Bill 8 2009-10.

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24/11/2009

501 c75WS

I am pleased to inform the House that an explanatory memorandum explaining the proposals for the use of framework powers in the Children, Schools and Families Bill is available today, copies of which can be found in the Vote Office, Libraries of both Houses and at: www.walesoffice.gov.uk.

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19/11/2009

501 c143

Children, Schools and Families Bill. Presentation and first reading. (Bill 8 2009-10). To be read a second time on 23 November.

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19/11/2009

Bill 8 2009-10

Children, Schools and Families Bill. Explanatory Notes Bill 8-EN also published.

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City of Westminster Bill (HL) 2008-09 top
 

08/12/2009

715 c1074

City of Westminster Bill (HL). The Chairman of Committees informed the House that, in accordance with Standing Order 150B (Revival of Bills), the Bill had been deposited in the Office of the Clerk of the Parliaments together with the declaration of the agent. The Bill was presented and read a first time. It was then deemed to have been read a second time and committed to a Select Committee.

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08/12/2009

Lords Minutes

City of Westminster Bill (HL). The Chairman of Committees informed the House that he had appointed the following Lords to form the Select Committee on the bill: L Brougham and Vaux V Craigavon L Methuen E Onslow B Prosser (Chairman)

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01/12/2009

501 c953

City of Westminster Bill (HL) 2008-09. Ordered, that so much of the Lords Message of 25th November as relates to the City of Westminster Bill (HL) be now considered. Resolved, that this House concurs with the Lords in their Resolution.

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01/12/2009

Lords Minutes

City of Westminster Bill (HL). Message brought from the Commons that they concur with the resolution of this House of 25 November.

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25/11/2009

715 c366-7

City of Westminster Bill (HL). Lords debate on motion to resolve that the promoters of the Bill, which was originally introduced in this House last session on 22 January 2009 should have leave to proceed with the Bill in the current session in accordance with the provisions of Private Business Standing Order 150B (Revival of Bills). Agreed to on question.

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27/11/2008

PB 2 2008-09

City of Westminster Bill (HL). Petition deposited by Sharpe Pritchard. (vote).

 
Climate Change (Sectoral Targets) Bill 2009-10 top
 

12/03/2010

507 c580

Climate Change (Sectoral Targets) Bill. Order for second reading read. Objection taken and bill to be read a second time on Friday 23 April.

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09/02/2010

Bill 64 2009-10

Climate Change (Sectoral Targets) Bill.

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09/02/2010

505 c771

Climate Change (Sectoral Targets) Bill. Presentation and first reading. (Bill 64). To be read a second time 12 March.

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Cluster Munitions (Prohibitions) Bill (HL) 2009-10 top
 

25/03/2010

508 c395

Child Poverty Bill (CHAP 9 2010); Third Parties (Rights against Insurers) Bill (HL) (CHAP 10 2010); Cluster Munitions (Prohibitions) Bill (HL) (CHAP 11 2010). Royal assent notified 25 March 2010.

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23/03/2010

508 c150-92

Cluster Munitions (Prohibitions) Bill (HL). Committee stage. New clause 1 debated and withdrawn. Amendments debated and withdrawn or negatived on division (190 to 255). Third reading. Agreed on question and bill passed, with an amendment.

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17/03/2010

507 c884-926

Cluster Munitions (Prohibitions) Bill (HL). Queen's consent signified. Second reading debate. Agreed on question. Programme motion and Money resolution agreed on question. Bill committed to a public bill committee.

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08/02/2010

717 c480-1

Cluster Munitions (Prohibitions) Bill (HL). Lords third reading debate. Agreed to on question. Bill passed and sent to the Commons.

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08/02/2010

Bill 63 2009-10

Cluster Munitions (Prohibitions) Bill (HL). Brought from the Lords. Explanatory Notes Bill 63-EN also published.

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20/01/2010

716 c996

Cluster Munitions (Prohibitions) Bill (HL). Lords report stage (formal).

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06/01/2010

716 c1-20GC

Cluster Munitions (Prohibitions) Bill (HL). Lords Committee stage first day. Clauses 1 to 33 agreed to. Schedules 1 to 3 agreed to. Bill reported without amendment. Grand Committee held in the Moses Room.

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16/12/2009

715 c1529

Cluster Munitions (Prohibitions) Bill (HL). Lords motion on instruction to Grand Committee on order of clauses to be taken. Agreed to on question (formal).

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08/12/2009

715 c991-1024

Cluster Munitions (Prohibitions) Bill (HL). Lords second reading debate. Agreed to on question and committed to a Grand Committee.

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07/12/2009

502 c2WS

In December 2008, the UK was among the first signatories to the Convention on Cluster Munitions. It is recognised as one of the most significant disarmament treaties of recent years, prohibiting the use, development, production, stockpiling and transfer of cluster munitions. To enable the UK to proceed with ratification, the Government have introduced the Cluster Munitions (Prohibitions) Bill in this Parliament. The Bill would legislate for the treaty's prohibitions, establishing criminal offences and penalties for a range of banned actions; notably the use, production or transfer of cluster munitions on UK territory or by UK nationals. In response to the interest of civil society and parliamentarians, I would like to set out the Government's understanding of how the Bill's prohibitions apply to the financing of cluster munitions production. Under the current provisions of the Bill, which have been modelled upon the definitions and requirements of the convention, the direct financing of cluster munitions would be prohibited. The provision of funds directly contributing to the manufacture of these weapons would therefore become illegal. The convention does not prohibit so-called indirect financing of cluster munitions. Indirect financing is therefore not within the scope of the Bill's provisions. As such, it would not become illegal to provide funds generally to companies that manufacture a range of goods, including cluster munitions. However, aware of the humanitarian suffering caused by cluster munitions and the threat they pose to development in post-conflict areas, the Government are keen to see a complete end to cluster munitions. Due to the complex nature of indirect financing, there is a need for thorough consultation to consider the impact of any measures, and to ensure that we develop the most appropriate and effective measures to end indirect financing. The Government intend to work with the financial sector, non-governmental organisations and other interested parties, to promote a voluntary code of conduct to prevent indirect financing, and if necessary would use their right to initiate legislation. We shall also review public investment guidelines to the same end.

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07/12/2009

715 c141-2WS

In December 2008, the UK was among the first signatories to the Convention on Cluster Munitions. It is recognised as one of the most significant disarmament treaties of recent years, prohibiting the use, development, production, stockpiling and transfer of cluster munitions To enable the UK to proceed with ratification, the Government have introduced the Cluster Munitions (Prohibitions) Bill in this Parliament. The Bill would legislate for the treaty’s prohibitions, establishing criminal offences and penalties for a range of banned actions; notably the use, production or transfer of cluster munitions on UK territory or by UK nationals. In response to the interest of civil society and parliamentarians, I would like to set out the Government’s understanding of how the Bill’s prohibitions apply to the financing of cluster munitions production. Under the current provisions of the Bill, which have been modelled upon the definitions and requirements of the convention, the direct financing of cluster munitions would be prohibited. The provision of funds directly contributing to the manufacture of these weapons would therefore become illegal. The convention does not prohibit so-called indirect financing of cluster munitions. Indirect financing is therefore not within the scope of the Bill’s provisions. As such, it would not become illegal to provide funds generally to companies that manufacture a range of goods, including cluster munitions. However, aware of the humanitarian suffering caused by cluster munitions and the threat they pose to development in post-conflict areas, the Government are keen to see a complete end to cluster munitions. Due to the complex nature of indirect financing, there is a need for thorough consultation to consider the impact of any measures, and to ensure that we develop the most appropriate and effective measures to end indirect financing. The Government intend to work with the financial sector, NGOs and other interested parties, to promote a voluntary code of conduct to prevent indirect financing, and if necessary would use its right to initiate legislation. We shall also review public investment guidelines to the same end.

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02/12/2009

HL 9 2009-10

Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee. 1st report on: Bribery Bill (HL); Building Regulations (Amendment) Bill (HL); Cluster Munitions (Prohibitions) Bill (HL); Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies and Credit Unions Bill (HL); Northern Ireland Assembly Members Bill (HL); draft Legislative Reform (Insolvency) (Miscellaneous Provisions) Order 2009. (Lords Minutes).

 
 

19/11/2009

HL Bill 2 2009-10

Cluster Munitions (Prohibitions) Bill (HL). Explanatory Notes HL Bill 2-EN also published.

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19/11/2009

715 c27

Cluster Munitions (Prohibition) Bill (HL). Presentation and first reading. (HL Bill 2 2009-10).

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Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies and Credit Unions Bill (HL) 2009-10 top
 

18/03/2010

CHAP 7 2010

Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies and Credit Unions Act 2010. Royal Assent 18 March. (CHAP 7 2010).

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18/03/2010

507 c989

Consolidated Fund (Appropriation) Bill (CHAP 5 2010); Marriage (Wales) Bill (HL) (CHAP 6 2010); Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies and Credit Unions Bill (HL) (CHAP 7 2010); Taxation (Internation and Other Provisions) Bill (CHAP 8 2010); Church of England (Miscellaneous Provisions) Measure 2010 (General Synod Measure 1 2010); Vacancies in Suffragan Sees and Other Ecclesiastical Offices Measure 2010 (General Synod Measure 2 2010); Crown Benefices (Parish Representatives) Measure 2010 (General Synod Measure 3 2010). Royal Assent notified 18 March 2010.

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15/03/2010

Lords Minutes

Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies and Credit Unions Bill (HL). Returned from the Commons agreed to.

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12/03/2010

507 c561-6

Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies and Credit Unions Bill (HL). Third reading debate. Agreed on question and bill passed.

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03/03/2010

PBC

First Sitting (Morning). Clauses 1 to 8 agreed to. Bill to be reported, without amendment.

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29/01/2010

504 c1096

Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies and Credit Unions Bill (HL). Second reading. Bill to stand committed to a Public Bill Committee.

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14/01/2010

716 c691-2

Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies and Credit Unions Bill (HL). Consent of Queen and Prince of Wales signified. Lords third reading (formal). Passed and sent to the Commons.

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14/01/2010

Bill 50 2009-10

Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies and Credit Unions Bill (HL). Brought from the Lords. Explanatory Notes Bill 50-EN also published(vote).

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07/01/2010

716 c276

Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies and Credit Unions Bill (HL). Lords motion that order of commitment be discharged. Agreed to on question (formal).

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11/12/2009

715 c1241-59

Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies and Credit Unions Bill (HL). Lords second reading debate. Agreed to on question and committed to a Committee of the Whole House.

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09/12/2009

HL 17 2009-10

Constitution Select Committee (HL) third report on the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies and Credit Unions Bill.

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02/12/2009

HL 9 2009-10

Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee. 1st report on: Bribery Bill (HL); Building Regulations (Amendment) Bill (HL); Cluster Munitions (Prohibitions) Bill (HL); Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies and Credit Unions Bill (HL); Northern Ireland Assembly Members Bill (HL); draft Legislative Reform (Insolvency) (Miscellaneous Provisions) Order 2009. (Lords Minutes).

 
 

19/11/2009

715 c29

Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies and Credit Unions Bill (HL). Presentation and first reading. (HL Bill 2009-10).

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19/11/2009

HL Bill 11 2009-10

Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies and Credit Unions Bill (HL). Explanatory Notes HL Bill 11-EN also published.

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Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies and Credit Unions Bill 2008-09 top
 

09/12/2009

HL 17 2009-10

Constitution Select Committee (HL) third report on the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies and Credit Unions Bill.

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15/06/2009

HL Bill 53 2008-09

Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies and Credit Unions Bill 2008-09. Brought from the Commons. Explanatory Notes HL Bill 53-EN also published.

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Compensation Act 2006 (Amendment) Bill 2009-10 top
 

05/03/2010

506 c1185

Compensation Act 2006 (Amendment) Bill. Order for second reading read. Objection taken and second reading deferred until 12 March.

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02/02/2010

Bill 58 2009-10

Compensation Act 2006 (Amendment) Bill.

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02/02/2010

505 c171-3

Compensation Act 2006 (Amendment) Bill. Motion for leave to introduce a Bill. Agreed to on question. Presentation and first reading (Bill 58). To be read a second time 5 March.

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Consolidated Fund (Appropriation) Bill 2009-10 top
 

18/03/2010

CHAP 5 2010

Appropriation Act 2010. Royal Assent 18 March (CHAP 5 2010).

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18/03/2010

507 c989

Consolidated Fund (Appropriation) Bill (CHAP 5 2010); Marriage (Wales) Bill (HL) (CHAP 6 2010); Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies and Credit Unions Bill (HL) (CHAP 7 2010); Taxation (Internation and Other Provisions) Bill (CHAP 8 2010); Church of England (Miscellaneous Provisions) Measure 2010 (General Synod Measure 1 2010); Vacancies in Suffragan Sees and Other Ecclesiastical Offices Measure 2010 (General Synod Measure 2 2010); Crown Benefices (Parish Representatives) Measure 2010 (General Synod Measure 3 2010). Royal Assent notified 18 March 2010.

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17/03/2010

718 c68WS

I have made a Statement under Section 19(1)(a) of the Human Rights Act 1998 that, in my view, the provisions of the Consolidated Fund (Appropriation) Bill are compatible with the convention rights. A copy of the Statement has been placed in the Library of the House.

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17/03/2010

718 c603

Consolidated Fund (Appropriation) Bill. Lords second reading (formal). Committee negatived. Standing Order No 47 having been dispensed with, Lords third reading (formal). Passed.

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16/03/2010

718 c566

Consolidated Fund (Appropriation) Bill. Lords motion that Standing Order 47 (no two stages of a Bill to be taken on one day) be dispensed with tomorrow to allow the Consolidated Fund (Appropriation) Bill to be taken through its remaining stages that day. Agreed to on question (formal).

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11/03/2010

718 c405

Consolidated Fund (Appropriation) Bill. Brought from the Commons endorsed with the certificate of the Speaker that the Bill is a Money Bill. Lords first reading.

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11/03/2010

507 c490

Consolidated Fund (Appropriation) Bill. Second reading agreed on question. Third reading agreed on question and Bill passed.

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10/03/2010

507 c398

Consolidated Fund (Appropriation) Bill. Presentation and first reading. (Bill 74 2009-10). To be read a second time tomorrow.

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10/03/2010

Bill 74 2009-10

Consolidated Fund (Appropriation) Bill.

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Consolidated Fund Bill 2009-10 top
 

16/12/2009

CHAP 27 2009

Consolidated Fund Act 2009. Royal Assent notified. CHAP 27 2009. (vote).

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16/12/2009

715 c1533

Consolidated Fund Bill. Lords second reading (formal). Committee negatived. Standing Order No 47 having been dispensed with, Lords third reading (formal). Passed.

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16/12/2009

502 c977

Consolidated Fund Bill. Royal Assent notified 16 December 2009. CHAP 27 2009.

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16/12/2009

Votes and Proceedings

Consolidated Fund Bill. Speaker's certificate that the Bill is a Money Bill within the meaning of the Parliament Act 1911.

 
 

16/12/2009

715 c257WS

I have made a Statement under Section 19(1)(a) of the Human Rights Act 1998 that, in my view, the provisions of the Consolidated Fund Bill are compatible with the convention rights. A copy of the Statement has been placed in the Library of the House.

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15/12/2009

715 c1395

Consolidated Fund Bill. Lords motion that, in the event of the Consolidated Fund Bill being brought from the Commons, Standing Order 47 (No two stages of a Bill to be taken on one day) be dispensed with tomorrow to allow it to be taken through its remaining stages that day. Agreed to on question (formal).

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15/12/2009

715 c1404

Consolidated Fund Bill. Brought from the Commons endorsed with the certificate of the Speaker that the Bill is a Money Bill. Lords first reading.

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14/12/2009

502 c747

Consolidated Fund Bill. Second reading agreed to on question. Third reading agreed to on question. Bill passed.

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10/12/2009

502 c607

Consolidated Fund Bill. Presentation and first reading. (Bill 12 2009-10). To be read a second time on 14 December.

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10/12/2009

Bill 12 2009-10

Consolidated Fund Bill. (Vote)

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Constitutional Reform and Governance Bill 2008-09 then 2009-10 top
 

08/04/2010

Bill 106 2009-10

Constitutional Reform and Governance Bill. Lords amendments.

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08/04/2010

CHAP 25 2010

Constitutional Reform and Governance Act 2010. Royal Assent notified 8 April 2010. CHAP 25 2010.

 
 

08/04/2010

508 c1203-22

Constitutional Reform and Governance Bill. Consideration of Lords amendments. Some amendments agreed on question. Amendments agreed on division (176 to 18) and (170 to 12).

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08/04/2010

718 c1734-5

Constitutional Reform and Governance Bill. Consideration of Commons message agreeing to Lords amendments and with an amendment to a Lords amendment. Commons amendment agreed to.

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07/04/2010

718 c1570-1

Constitutional Reform and Governance Bill. Lords announcement on the withdrawal by the Government of parts of the Constitutional Reform and Governance Bill.

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07/04/2010

718 c1609-50

Constitutional Reform and Governance Bill. Lords committee stage. Clauses 1 to 19, 24 to 28, 38 to 52, 90, 92 to 95 agreed to, with clauses 3, 59, 60, 86, 95 agreed to as amended. Clauses 20 to 23, 29 to 37, 53 to 85, 88, 89, 91 disagreed. Schedules 1, 2, 4 agreed to. Schedules 6, 7, 15 agreed to as amended. Schedules 3, 8 to 14 disagreed. Bill reported with amendments. Report and third reading agreed without debate. Bill passed and returned to the Commons with amendments.

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30/03/2010

718 c1294

Constitutional Reform and Governance Bill. Lords motion on instruction to Committee of the Whole House on order of clauses to be taken. Agreed to on question (formal).

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24/03/2010

718 c958-1056

Constitutional Reform and Governance Bill. Queen's consent signified. Lords second reading debate. Amendment debated and withdrawn. Original motion agreed to on question. Bill committed to a Committee of the Whole House.

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24/03/2010

HL 108 2009-10

Constitution Select Committee (HL) fourteenth report on the Bribery Bill and Constitutional Reform and Governance Bill: Government Responses to the Committee's 7th and 11th reports of Session 2009-10.

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24/03/2010

Hl 106 2009-10

Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee. Eighth report on: Crime and Security Bill; Energy Bill; Mortgage Repossessions (Protection of Tenants Etc.) Bill; Constitutional Reform and Governance Bill - Government response; draft Legislative Reform (Licensing) (Interim Authority Notices etc) Order 2010; draft Legislative Reform (Industrial and Provident Societies and Credit Unions) Order 2010. (Lords minutes).

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17/03/2010

HL 98 2009-10

Constitution Select Committee (HL) eleventh report on the Constitutional Reform and Governance Bill.

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17/03/2010

HL 97 2009-10

Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee. Seventh report on: Children, Schools and Families Bill; Constitutional Reform and Governance Bill; Flood and Water Management Bill - -Government response. (Lords Minutes).

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03/03/2010

717 c1452

Constitutional Reform and Governance Bill. Brought from the Commons. Lords first reading. (HL Bill 40 2009-10).

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03/03/2010

HL Bill 40 2009-10

Constitutional Reform and Governance Bill. Brought from the Commons. Explanatory Notes HL Bill 40-EN also published.

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02/03/2010

506 c808-915

Constitutional Reform and Governance Bill. Queen's recommendation signified. Debate on money resolution (No. 4). Agreed on division (331 to 161). Debate on programme motion (No. 6). Agreed on division (272 to 226). Committee stage debate (fifth day). New clause 22, discussed with new clause 23 and new schedule 1, agreed on question. New clause 24-26 and 37 added to the bill. Amendments made. Third reading debate, agreed to on question and bill passed.

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01/03/2010

717 c154-5WS

My right honourable friend the Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice (Jack Straw) made the following Written Ministerial Statement on Friday 26 February 2010. I yesterday laid before each House a copy of the Government’s response to the 30 Year Rule Review (Cm. 7822). Copies of this document are available in the Libraries of both Houses and also in the Vote Office and the Printed Paper Office. This publication will further the Government’s plans to increase the accessibility of public information to improve the culture of openness and transparency in public life. The right to access information has become a cornerstone of our democracy. On 25 October 2007, my right honourable friend, the Prime Minister, announced an independent review of the 30-year rule. The review, chaired by Paul Dacre, published its findings in January 2009. The Government have carefully considered those findings. As my right honourable friend, the Prime Minister, announced on 10 June 2009 (Official Report, Commons, 10 June 2009 col. 797) the Government plan to reduce the rule to 20 years via amendments to the Public Records Act 1958 and the Freedom of Information Act 2000. The Government believe that a 20-year rule offers the best balance between openness, affordability and the protection of the public interest in good government. The new information access arrangements set out in the Government’s response to the 30-year rule review will provide earlier access to a wide range of public documents, while also ensuring that we are able to protect the most sensitive information and the constitutional relationships that underpin our system of government. In order to bring forward these important proposals the Government yesterday tabled amendments to the Constitutional Renewal and Governance Bill. Those amendments also provide protection to Royal records. I would like to express my gratitude to Paul Dacre, and his two colleagues on the review Sir Joseph Pilling and Professor Sir David Cannadine for all their work on the review.

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26/02/2010

506 c90-1WS

Yesterday I laid before each House a copy of the Government's response to the 30-year rule review (Cm. 7822). Copies of this document are available in the Libraries of both Houses and also in the Vote Office and the Printed Paper Office. This publication will further the Government's plans to increase the accessibility of public information to improve the culture of openness and transparency in public life. The right to access information has become a cornerstone of our democracy. On 25 October 2007, my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister, announced an independent review of the 30-year rule. The review, chaired by Paul Dacre, published its findings in January 2009. The Government have carefully considered those findings. As my right hon. Friend, the Prime Minister, announced on 10 June 2009, Official Report, column 797, the Government plan to reduce the rule to 20 years via amendments to the Public Records Act 1958 and the Freedom of Information Act 2000. The Government believe that a 20-year rule offers the best balance between openness, affordability and the protection of the public interest in good government. The new information access arrangements set out in the Government's response to the 30-year rule review will provide earlier access to a wide range of public documents, while also ensuring that we are able to protect the most sensitive information and the constitutional relationships that underpin our system of government. In order to bring forward these important proposals the Government yesterday tabled amendments to the Constitutional Renewal and Governance Bill. Those amendments also provide protection to royal records. I would like to express my gratitude to Paul Dacre, and his two colleagues on the review Sir Joseph Pilling and Professor Sir David Cannadine for all their work on the review.

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09/02/2010

505 c775-880

Constitutional Reform and Governance Bill. Queen's recommendation signified. Money resolution (No. 3) agreed to on division (357 votes to 180). Committee stage sixth day. New clause 88, discussed with Government new clauses 89 to 96, 98 and new clause 32, debated and agreed to. New clauses 89 to 96, and 98 agreed to. Clause 62 agreed to as amended. Bill title amended. Bill reported with amendments (Bill 68). Motion made, and Question proposed,"That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the Constitutional Reform and Governance Bill, it is expedient to authorise the payment out of the Consolidated Fund of sums required by the Electoral Commission to meet—""(a) the charges payable to counting officers in connection with a referendum held on the voting system for parliamentary elections; and""(b) sums payable in respect of increases in superannuation contributions required to be paid by local authorities in consequence of fees paid as part of those charges.—(Kerry McCarthy.)" [Relevant documents: Report of the Joint Committee on the Draft Constitutional Renewal Bill, Session 2007-08, HC 551-I and–II, and the Government response, Cm 7690. Tenth Report from the Public Administration Select Committee, Session 2007-08, on Constitutional Renewal: Draft Bill and White Paper, HC 499, and the Government response, Cm 7688. Fourth Report from the Joint Committee on Human Rights, Session 2009-10, on Legislative Scrutiny: Constitutional Reform and Governance Bill; Video Recordings Bill, HC 249. The Scottish Parliament has passed a Legislative Consent Resolution in respect of this Bill. Copies of the Resolution are available in the Vote Office.] Further considered in Committee Sir Alan Haselhurst in the Chair] '(1) A referendum is to be held, no later than 31 October 2011, on the voting system for parliamentary elections. (2) The Secretary of State must— (a) present to Parliament a Command Paper describing an alternative-vote system for consideration by voters in the referendum; (b) by order made by statutory instrument specify the question to be asked in the referendum (and any statement that is to precede the question) and fix the date of the poll. (3) The question specified under subsection (2)(b) must ask voters whether they would prefer the alternative-vote system described in the Command Paper to be used for parliamentary elections instead of the existing voting system (commonly referred to as “first past the post”). Any form of words to that effect may be used. (4) In this section “alternative-vote system” means a system under which, for each constituency— (a) one candidate is elected; (b) voters must indicate their first-choice candidate and may also rank any or all of the other candidates in order of preference; (c) votes are allocated to candidates in accordance with voters' first choices and, if one candidate has more votes than the other candidates put together, that candidate is elected; (d) if not, the candidate with the fewest votes is eliminated and that candidate's votes are dealt with as follows— (i) each vote cast by a voter who also ranked one or more of the remaining candidates is reallocated to that remaining candidate or (as the case may be) to the one that the voter ranked highest; (ii) any votes not reallocated play no further part in the counting; (e) if one candidate now has more votes than the other remaining candidates put together, that candidate is elected; (f) if not, the process mentioned in paragraph (d) is repeated as many times as necessary until one candidate has more votes than the other remaining candidates put together, and so is elected. (5) The reference in subsection (4)(d) to the candidate with the fewest votes, in a case where there are two or more candidates with fewer votes than the others but an equal number to each other, is a reference to the candidate eliminated in accordance with whatever provision is made for that case. (6) The reference in subsection (4)(f) to the candidate with more votes than the other remaining candidates put together, in a case where there are only two remaining candidates and they have an equal number of votes, is a reference to the candidate elected in accordance with whatever provision is made for that case. (7) A statutory instrument specifying the question to be asked in the referendum or fixing the date of the poll may not be made unless a draft of the instrument has been laid before and approved by a resolution of each House of Parliament. (8) Subsection (1) and sections [Entitlement to vote] to [Restriction on legal challenge to referendum result] do not apply (and no further duty arises under subsection (2)(b)) if either House of Parliament, on a motion to approve a draft laid under subsection (7), decides not to approve it (unless the Secretary of State decides to lay the draft again under subsection (7), or to lay a revised draft under that subsection, and the re-laid or revised draft is approved by a resolution of each House).'.—(Mr. Straw.) Brought up, and read the First time. “setting out the mechanism, and the advantages and disadvantages, of (a) an alternative-vote system, (b) a two-round runoff system, (c) the existing voting system (commonly referred to as “first past the post”).”. Amendment (k), leave out from 'voters' to end of line 12 and insert “to select one of three options set out in the Command Paper.”. Amendment (l), at end insert— “(6A) In this section “two-round runoff system” means a system under which, for each constituency— (a) one candidate is elected; (b) a second ballot may be held if a candidate is not elected on the first ballot; (c) for a candidate to be elected they must secure more than fifty per cent. of the votes cast on either the first or second ballot; (d) on the first ballot voters must nominate a single candidate; (e) on the first ballot there is no limit to the number of candidates which may stand; (f) votes are allocated to candidates and, if one candidate has more than fifty per cent. of the votes cast, that candidate is elected; (g) if not, the two candidates with the most votes on the first ballot enter a second ballot to be dealt with as follows— (i) the second ballot must be held one week after the first ballot; (ii) voters must nominate a single candidate; (iii) no new candidate may enter the second ballot; (iv) votes are allocated to candidates and the candidate with the most votes is elected; (h) if in the second ballot it appears that there is an equality of votes between both candidates, the returning officer shall decide between them by lot and proceed as if the candidate on whom the lot then falls had received an additional vote.”. Amendment (e), leave out subsection (8). Government new clause 89—Entitlement to vote. Government new clause 90—Referendum period. Government new clause 91—Role of Electoral Commission. Government new clause 92—Payments to counting officers. Government new clause 93—Taxation of counting officer's account. Government new clause 94—Restriction on legal challenge to referendum result. Government new clause 95—Referendums: person may not be “responsible person” for more than one permitted participant. Government new clause 96—Referendums: expenses incurred by persons acting in concert. New clause 32—Referendum on electoral reform— “(1) The Secretary of State shall be under a duty to ensure that a referendum on reforming the electoral system for the House of Commons is held before 28 October 2010. (2) The referendum must offer a choice between the existing method of voting and a preferential system. (3) If the result of the referendum is in favour of changing the electoral system for the House of Commons, the Secretary of State shall be under a duty to lay implementing measures before Parliament within three months of the date of the referendum. (4) In this section— “implementing measures” means measures designed to and likely to implement the result of the referendum before the general election next following the referendum, and includes bills and statutory instruments; “preferential voting system” means a system of voting in which electors may express their support for individual candidates in order of preference and in which they are not restricted to expressing a fixed number of preferences.”. Government amendment 136. Amendment 135, in clause 62, page 33, line 38, after “Part”, insert “and section [Referendum on electoral reform]”. Government amendment 137. Clause read a Second time. Proceedings interrupted (Programme Order, 1 February 2010). The First Deputy Chairman put forthwith the Questions necessary for the disposal of the business to be concluded at that time (Standing Order No. 83D). Amendment proposed to new clause 88: (b), leave out 'an alternative-vote' in subsection (2)(a) and insert 'a single transferable vote'.—(David Howarth.) Question put, That the amendment be made. The Committee proceeded to a Division. Question put, That the clause be added to the Bill. The Committee divided: Ayes 357, Noes 182. New clause 88 added to the Bill. 'Those entitled to vote in the referendum under section [Referendum on voting systems] are— (a) the persons who, on the date of the poll, would be entitled to vote as electors at a parliamentary election in any constituency, and (b) the persons (not within paragraph (a)) who on that date would be entitled to vote as electors at an election to the European Parliament in any electoral region because of section 8(3) or (4) of the European Parliamentary Elections Act 2002 (peers).'.—(Mr. Straw.) Brought up, and added to the Bill. '(1) This section sets out what is the referendum period, for the purposes of Part 7 of the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000, for the referendum under section [Referendum on voting systems]. (2) Subject to subsection (3), the referendum period— (a) begins with the date of the making of the order under section [Referendum on voting systems] that fixes the date of the poll, and (b) ends with the date of the poll. (3) If the order mentioned in subsection (2)(a) fixes a date that is more than 6 months after the day on which the order is made, the referendum period is the period of 6 months ending with the date of the poll.'.—(Mr. Straw.) Brought up, and added to the Bill. '(1) 'The Electoral Commission must take whatever steps they think appropriate to promote public awareness about the referendum under section [Referendum on voting systems] and how to vote in it. (2) The Electoral Commission may take whatever steps they think appropriate to provide, for persons entitled to vote in the referendum, information about each of the two voting systems referred to in section [Referendum on voting systems] (3).'.—(Mr. Straw.) Brought up, and added to the Bill. '(1) A counting officer is entitled to recover his or her charges in respect of services rendered, or expenses incurred, for or in connection with the referendum under section [Referendum on voting systems] if— (a) the services were necessarily rendered, or the expenses were necessarily incurred, for the efficient and effective conduct of the referendum, and (b) the total of the officer's charges does not exceed the amount (“the overall maximum recoverable amount”) specified in, or determined in accordance with, an order made by the Secretary of State by statutory instrument, with the consent of the Treasury, for the purposes of this subsection. (2) An order under subsection (1) may specify, or make provision for determining in accordance with the order, a maximum recoverable amount for services or expenses of a specified description. Subject to subsection (3), the counting officer may not recover more than that amount in respect of such services or expenses. (3) In a particular case the Electoral Commission may, with the consent of the Treasury, authorise the payment of— (a) more than the overall maximum recoverable amount, or (b) more than the specified maximum recoverable amount for any specified services or expenses, if the Commission are satisfied that the conditions in subsection (4) are met. (4) The conditions are— (a) that it was reasonable for the counting officer concerned to render the services or incur the expenses, and (b) that the charges in question are reasonable. (5) The Electoral Commission must pay the amount of any charges recoverable in accordance with this section on an account being submitted to them. But if the Commission think fit they may, before payment, apply for the account to be taxed under section [Taxation of counting officer's account]. (6) Where the superannuation contributions required to be paid by a local authority in respect of a person are increased by a fee paid under this section as part of a counting officer's charges at the referendum, then on an account being submitted to them the Electoral Commission must pay to the authority a sum equal to the increase. (7) On the counting officer's request for an advance on account of the officer's charges, the Electoral Commission may make an advance on such terms as they think fit. (8) The Electoral Commission may by regulations make provision as to the time when and the manner and form in which accounts are to be rendered to the Commission for the purposes of the payment of a counting officer's charges. (9) An order or regulations under this subsection may make different provision for different cases. (10) Any sums required by the Electoral Commission for making payments under this section are to be charged on and paid out of the Consolidated Fund.'.—(Mr. Straw.) Brought up, and added to the Bill. '(1) An application for a counting officer's account to be taxed must be made— (a) except where paragraph (b) applies, to a county court; (b) where the counting officer is one who was appointed for an area in Scotland, to the Auditor of the Court of Session. A reference in this section to “the court” includes a reference to the Auditor mentioned in paragraph (b). (2) On any such application the court has jurisdiction to tax the account in such manner and at such time and place as the court thinks fit, and finally to determine the amount payable to the counting officer. (3) Where an application is made for a counting officer's account to be taxed, the officer may apply to the court for it to examine any claim made by any person (“the claimant”) against the officer in respect of matters charged in the account. (4) On an application under subsection (3), after the claimant has been given notice and an opportunity to be heard and to tender any evidence, the court may allow, disallow or reduce the claim, with or without costs. The court's determination of the claim is final for all purposes and as against all persons. (5) An application under subsection (1) for taxation of the account of the counting officer for Northern Ireland must be made to the county court that has jurisdiction at the place where the officer certified the number of ballot papers counted and votes cast.'.—(Mr. Straw.) Brought up, and added to the Bill. '(1) No court may entertain any proceedings for questioning the number of ballot papers counted or votes cast in the referendum under section [Referendum on voting systems] as certified by the Chief Counting Officer or a counting officer unless— (a) the proceedings are brought by a claim for judicial review, and (b) the claim form is filed before the end of the permitted period. (2) In subsection (1) “the permitted period” means the period of 6 weeks beginning with— (a) the date on which the Chief Counting Officer or counting officer gives a certificate as to the number of ballot papers counted and votes cast in the referendum, or (b) if the Chief Counting Officer or counting officer gives more than one such certificate, the date on which the last is given. (3) In the application of this section to Scotland, subsection (1) has effect— (a) with the substitution in paragraph (a) of “a petition” for “a claim”; (b) with the substitution in paragraph (b) of “the petition is lodged” for “the claim form is filed”. (4) In the application of this section to Northern Ireland, subsection (1) has effect— (a) with the substitution in paragraph (a) of “an application” for “a claim”; (b) with the substitution in paragraph (b) of “the application for leave to apply for judicial review is lodged” for “the claim form is filed”.'.—(Mr. Straw.) Brought up, and added to the Bill. '(1) Part 7 of the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000 (referendums) is amended as follows. (2) In section 105 (permitted participants), in subsection (1)(b)(i), after “(as defined by section 54(8))” insert “who is not the responsible person, in relation to the referendum, for another permitted participant”. (3) In section 106 (declarations and notifications for purposes of section 105), after subsection (4) insert— “(4A) A declaration made or notification given by a body in relation to a particular referendum does not comply with the requirement in subsection (2)(b) or (4)(b)(ii) (to state the name of the person who will be responsible for compliance) if the person whose name is stated— (a) is already the responsible person for a permitted participant in relation to the referendum, (b) is an individual who gives a notification under subsection (3) in relation to the referendum at the same time, or (c) is the person whose name is stated, in purported compliance with the requirement in subsection (2)(b) or (4)(b)(ii), in a notification given in relation to the referendum at the same time by another body. In this subsection “the person”, in relation to a body other than a minor party, is to be read as “the person or officer”.”'.—(Mr. Straw.) Brought up, and added to the Bill. '(1) Part 7 of the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000 (referendums) is amended as follows. (2) In section 118 (special restriction on referendum expenses by permitted participants), in subsection (4), after “for the purposes of this section,” insert “section 118A,”. (3) After that section insert— “118A  Referendum expenses incurred by persons acting in concert (1) This section applies where— (a) any referendum expenses are incurred by or on behalf of an individual or body during the referendum period for a referendum to which this Part applies, and (b) the expenses are so incurred in pursuance of a plan or other arrangement whereby referendum expenses are to be incurred by or on behalf of— (i) that individual or body, and (ii) one or more other individuals or bodies, respectively with a view to, or otherwise in connection with, promoting or procuring one particular outcome in relation to any question asked in the referendum. (2) The expenses mentioned in subsection (1)(a) shall be treated for the purposes of— (a) section 117, (b) section 118 and Schedule 14, and (c) sections 120 to 123, as having also been incurred, during the referendum period, by or on behalf of the other individual or body (or, as the case may be, each of the other individuals or bodies) mentioned in subsection (1)(b)(ii). (3) This section applies whether or not any of the individuals or bodies in question is a permitted participant.”'.—(Mr. Straw.) Brought up, and added to the Bill. '(1) The Representation of the People Act 1983 is amended as follows— (2) In Schedule 1 (Parliamentary elections rules), in paragraph 44, after sub-paragraph (1) insert— “(1A) The counting of votes in a parliamentary election shall start within four hours of the close of the poll, save in exceptional circumstances. (1B) The Secretary of State shall, after consulting the Electoral Commission, prepare draft guidance on the definition of “exceptional circumstances” for the purposes of sub-paragraph (1A). (1C) The draft guidance prepared under sub-paragraph (1B) may not be issued unless a draft has been laid before, and approved by both Houses of Parliament.”'.—(Mr. Straw.) Brought up, and added to the Bill. Amendments made: 100, page 32, line 38, leave out '(apart from this Part)'. Amendment 136, page 32, line 40, at end insert— '( ) Subsection (3) does not apply to the following provisions of this Act (which accordingly come into force on the day this Act is passed)— (a) sections [Referendum on voting systems] and [Referendum period]; (b) section [Tax status of MPs and members of the House of Lords]; (c) section [Tax status of members of the House of Lords: transitional provision] (or section 33, so far as applied by that section); (d) section [Section 3 of the Act of Settlement]; (e) sections [Referendums: person may not be “responsible person” for more than one permitted participant] and [Referendums: expenses incurred by persons acting in concert]; (f) this Part.'.—(Mr. Straw.) Amendments made: 102, line 1, after 'State;' insert 'to make provision in relation to section 3 of the Act of Settlement and other provision in relation to nationality restrictions connected with employment or the holding of office in a civil capacity under the Crown;'. Amendment 133, line 2, after 'treaties;', insert 'to amend the Parliamentary Standards Act 2009 and the European Parliament (Pay and Pensions) Act 1979 and to make provision relating to pensions for members of the House of Commons, Ministers and other office-holders;'. Amendment 137, line 2, after 'treaties;' insert 'to make provision for a referendum on the voting system for parliamentary elections, and about referendums generally;'. Amendment 134, line 4, after 'Lords;', insert 'to make provision for treating members of the House of Commons and members of the House of Lords as resident, ordinarily resident and domiciled in the United Kingdom for taxation purposes;'. Amendment 43, line 10, after 'Office;' insert 'to amend Schedule 5 to the Government of Wales Act 2006 in relation to the Auditor General for Wales;'.—(Mr. Straw.)

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09/02/2010

Bill 68 2009-10

Constitutional Reform and Governance Bill. As amended in Committee.

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01/02/2010

505 c41-133

Constitutional Reform and Governance Bill. Queen's recommendation signified. Money resolution (No. 2) agreed to on question. Ways and Means resolution (No. 2) agreed to on question. Programme motion (No. 5) varying order of proceedings in Committee agreed to on division (246 votes to 187). Committee stage fifth day. New clause 70, discussed with Government new clauses 71 to 84, new clause 87, and Government new schedules 6 to 9, debated and agreed to. New clauses 71 to 84 agreed to. New schedules 6 to 9 agreed to. New clause 85, discussed with Government new clause 86, new clauses 52 to 55, debated and agreed to. New clause 86 agreed to.

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26/01/2010

504 c685-778

Constitutional Reform and Governance Bill. Programme motion (No. 4) varying proceedings in Committee ordered by Programme motion (No. 3).Agreed to on division (264 votes to 212). Committee stage fourth day. Clause 29 agreed to. Clause 30, discussed with new clauses 25 and 47, agreed to. Clauses 31 to 34 agreed to. Schedule 4 agreed to.

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19/01/2010

504 c169-271

Constitutional Reform and Governance Bill. Committee stage third day. Programme motion (No. 3) on proceedings in Committee, varying the order for Programme motion (No. 2). Debated and agreed to on division (290 votes to 235). Clause 24, discussed with new clause 68, debated and agreed to. Clause 25 agreed to. Clause 26, discussed with new clause 59, agreed to. Clauses 27, 28, 35 agreed to. Schedule 5 agreed to as amended. New clause 57 agreed to.

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12/01/2010

HL 33 2009-10; HC 249 2009-10

Legislative scrutiny: Constitutional Reform and Governance Bill; Video Recordings Bill. Human Rights Joint Select Committee fourth report with formal minutes and evidence.

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19/11/2009

501 c141-2

Constitutional Reform and Governance Bill. Presentation, first and second reading pursuant to Standing Order 80A (on Carry-over of Bills) and Order of 20 October 2009. (Bill 4 2009-10). Committed to a Committee of the Whole House. To be considered on 23 November.

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19/11/2009

Bill 4 2009-10

Constitutional Reform and Governance Bill. Explanatory Notes Bill 4-EN also published.

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Constitutional Reform Bill (HL) 2009-10 top
 

05/02/2010

717 c415-32

Constitutional Reform Bill (HL). Queen's consent signified. Lords second reading debate. Agreed to on question. Bill committed to a Committee of the Whole House.

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19/11/2009

HL Bill 14 2009-10

Constitutional Reform Bill (HL).

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19/11/2009

715 c29

Constitutional Reform Bill (HL). Presentation and first reading. (HL Bill 14 2009-10).

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Consumer Emissions (Climate Change) Bill (HL) 2009-10 top
 

15/01/2010

716 c737-48

Consumer Emissions (Climate Change) Bill (HL). Lords second reading debate. Agreed to on question and committed to a Committee of the Whole House.

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13/01/2010

HL 35 2009-10

Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee. Third report on: Child Poverty Bill 2008-09 then 2009-10; Equality Bill 2008-09 then 2009-10; Consumer Emissions (Climate Change) Bill (HL) 2009-10; Damages (Asbestos-related Conditions) Bill (HL) 2009-10; Live Music Bill (HL) 2009-10; Rehabilitation of Offenders (Amendment) Bill (HL) 2009-10; draft Legislative Reform (Dangerous Wild Animals) (Licensing) Order 20. (Lords Minutes).

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19/11/2009

HL Bill 13 2009-10

Consumer Emissions (Climate Change) Bill (HL).

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19/11/2009

715 c29

Consumer Emissions (Climate Change) Bill (HL). Presentation and first reading. (HL Bill 13 2009-10).

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Contaminated Blood (Support for Infected and Bereaved Persons) Bill (HL) 2009-10 top
 

23/03/2010

Votes and Proceedings

Contaminated Blood (Support for Infected and Bereaved Persons) Bill (HL). Order for second reading on 26 March read and discharged. To be read a second time 23 April.

 
 

12/03/2010

507 c581

Contaminated Blood (Support for Infected and Bereaved Persons) Bill (HL). Order for second reading read. Objection taken and bill to be read a second time on Friday 26 March.

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05/03/2010

506 c1187

Contaminated Blood (Support for Infected and Bereaved Persons) Bill (HL). Order for second reading read. Objection taken and second reading deferred until 12 March.

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26/02/2010

506 c630

Contaminated Blood (Support for Infected and Bereaved Persons) Bill (HL). Order for second reading read. Objection taken and second reading deferred until 5 March.

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05/02/2010

505 c592;505 c593

Contaminated Blood (Support for Infected and Bereaved Persons) Bill (HL). Order for second reading read. Objection taken and second reading deferred until 26 February.

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21/01/2010

Bill 54 2009-10

Contaminated Blood (Support for Infected and Bereaved Persons) Bill (HL). Brought from the Lords.

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21/01/2010

716 c1180-3

Contaminated Blood (Support for Infected and Bereaved Persons) Bill (HL). Lords third reading debate. Agreed to n question. Bill passed and sent to the Commons.

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21/01/2010

Votes and Proceedings

Contaminated Blood (Support for Infected and Bereaved Persons) Bill (HL). Brought from the Lords. First reading.

 
 

07/01/2010

716 c276

Contaminated Blood (Support for Infected and Bereaved Persons) Bill (HL). Lords motion that order of commitment be discharged. Agreed to on question (formal).

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16/12/2009

HL 24 2009-10

Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee. Second report on: Contaminated Blood (Support for Infected and Bereaved Persons) Bill (HL); Digital Economy Bill (HL); Equality Bill; Third Parties (Rights against Insurers) Bill (HL). (Lords Minutes).

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11/12/2009

715 c1260-89

Contaminated Blood (Support for Infected and Bereaved Persons) Bill (HL). Lords second reading debate. Agreed to on question and committed to a Committee of the Whole House.

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19/11/2009

HL Bill 5 2009-10

Contaminated Blood (Support for Infected and Bereaved Persons) Bill (HL).

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19/11/2009

715 c28

Contaminated Blood (Support for Infected and Bereaved Persons) Bill (HL). Presentation and first reading. (HL Bill 5 2009-10).

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30/03/2010

Bill 99 2009-10

Control of Dogs Bill.

 
 

30/03/2010

508 c649-51

Control of Dogs Bill. Motion for leave to introduce a Bill. Agreed on question. Presentation and first reading. (Bill 99 2009-10). To be read a second time Friday 23 April.

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Corporation Tax Bill 2009-10 top
 

03/03/2010

CHAP 4 2010

Corporation Tax Act 2010. Royal Assent 3 March. (CHAP 4 2010). In two volumes. Explanatory Notes also published.

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03/03/2010

506 c956

Corporation Tax Act 2010. Royal Assent notified. (CHAP 4 2010).

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02/03/2010

717 c1409-14

Corporation Tax Bill. Lords second reading debate. Agreed to on question. Committee negatived. Standing Order No. 47 having been dispensed with, the Bill was read a third time and passed.

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24/02/2010

717 c1016

Corporation Tax Bill. Lords motion that Standing Order 47 (No two stages of a Bill to be taken on one day) be dispensed with on Tuesday 2 March to allow the Corporation Tax Bill to be taken through its remaining stages that day. Agreed to on question (formal).

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09/02/2010

717 c44WS

Section 19 of the Human Rights Act 1998 requires the Minister in charge of a Bill in either House of Parliament to make a Statement, before Second Reading, about the compatibility of the provisions of the Bill with the convention rights (as defined in Section 1 of that Act). I am the Minister in charge of the Corporation Tax Bill in the House of Lords. I have made the following Statement under Section 19(1) (a) of the Human Rights Act 1998: In my view the provisions of the Corporation Tax Bill are compatible with the convention rights.

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04/02/2010

HL 53 2009-10

Corporation Tax Bill. Supplementary Note to the Explanatory Notes on the Bill. (Lords Minutes).

 
 

04/02/2010

717 c381

Corporation Tax Bill. Brought from the Commons endorsed with the certificate of the Speaker that the Bill is a Money Bill. Lords first reading.

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04/02/2010

505 c491-9

Corporation Tax Bill. Motion that the Committee of the Whole House be discharged from considering the Bill. Agreed to on question. Third reading debate. Agreed to on question and Bill passed.

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11/01/2010

HL 31 2009-10; HC 232 2009-10

Joint Committee on Tax Law Rewrite Bills first report on Corporation Tax Bill and Taxation (International and Other Provisions) Bill with formal minutes and evidence.

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11/01/2010

Bill 43 2009-10

Corporation Tax Bill. As amended in Committee, recommitted to a Committee of the Whole House. (vote).

 
 

05/01/2010

503 c137

Corporation Tax Bill. Second reading agreed to on question and committed to the Joint Committee on Tax Law Rewrite Bills. Ways and means resolution agreed to on question.

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15/12/2009

SRC

Corporation Tax Bill. Considered by Second Reading Committee. Recommended for second reading.

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26/11/2009

501 c702

Corporation Tax Bill. Motion made that the Bill be proceeded with as a tax law rewrite Bill. Agreed to on question.

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19/11/2009

501 c141

Corporation Tax Bill. Presentation and first reading. (Bill 1 2009-10). To be read a second time on 23 November.

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19/11/2009

Bill 1 2009-10

Corporation Tax Bill. In 5 volumes. Explanatory Notes Bill 1-EN also published.

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19/11/2009

715 c18-20WS

My right honourable friend the Financial Secretary to the Treasury (Stephen Timms) has made the following Written Ministerial Statement. I am pleased to tell the House that today we are introducing the Corporation Tax Bill and the Taxation (International and Other Provisions) Bill. These two Bills complete a 13-year task of rewriting the majority of direct tax legislation for individuals and businesses that started in 1996. They are the Tax Law Rewrite project’s final Bills and maintain the project’s high standards in making tax legislation significantly easier to use. This would not have been possible without the expertise, time and commitment of all those involved in commenting on the provisions during consultation and I would like to thank them and the members of the Tax Law Rewrite project’s Steering and Consultative Committees for their invaluable help in making the project’s work such a success. The Bills were published in draft on 3 March 2009 for consultation and response documents reporting on the outcome of that consultation were published on 3 September this year. The Corporation Tax Bill completes the rewrite of the main corporation tax provisions. The Taxation (International and Other Provisions) Bill rewrites a number of international tax provisions and also rewrites and relocates some provisions which would otherwise be left unhelpfully in the Income and Corporation Taxes Act 1988 or one of the Finance Acts. The scope of the Bills was agreed with the project’s consultative and steering committees which together include the main representative bodies and other users and I am pleased by the wide support they have amongst the tax community. Like all previous Bills prepared by the project, they rewrite the law without changing its general effect. All the provisions have benefited from detailed consultation and the drafting style and structure is in line with that of the previous rewrite Bills.

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19/11/2009

501 c1WS

I am pleased to tell the House that today we are introducing the Corporation Tax Bill and the Taxation (International and Other Provisions) Bill. These two Bills complete a 13 year task of rewriting the majority of direct tax legislation for individuals and businesses that started in 1996. They are the Tax Law Rewrite project's final Bills and maintain the project's high standards in making tax legislation significantly easier to use. This would not have been possible without the expertise, time and commitment of all those involved in commenting on the provisions during consultation and I would like to thank them and the members of the Tax Law Rewrite project's steering and consultative committees for their invaluable help in making the project's work such a success. The Bills were published in draft on 3 March 2009 for consultation and response documents reporting on the outcome of that consultation were published on 3 September this year. The Corporation Tax Bill completes the rewrite of the main corporation tax provisions. The Taxation (International and Other Provisions) Bill rewrites a number of international tax provisions and also rewrites and relocates some provisions which would otherwise be left unhelpfully in the Income and Corporation Taxes Act 1988 or one of the Finance Acts. The scope of the Bills was agreed with the project's consultative and steering committees, which together include the main representative bodies and other users, and I am pleased by the wide support they have amongst the tax community. Like all previous Bills prepared by the project, they rewrite the law without changing its general effect. All the provisions have benefited from detailed consultation and the drafting style and structure is in line with that of the previous rewrite Bills.

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08/04/2010

CHAP 17 2010

Crime and Security Act 2010. Royal Assent notified 8 April 2010. CHAP 17 2010. Explanatory Notes also published.

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07/04/2010

718 c1540-70

Crime and Security Bill. Lords committee stage. Clauses 1 to 55 agreed to. Schedules 1 and 2 agreed to. Report and third reading agreed to without debate. Bill passed and returned to the Commons.

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29/03/2010

718 c1225-78

Crime and Security Bill. Lords second reading debate. Agreed to on question and committed to a Committee of the Whole House.

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24/03/2010

Hl 106 2009-10

Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee. Eighth report on: Crime and Security Bill; Energy Bill; Mortgage Repossessions (Protection of Tenants Etc.) Bill; Constitutional Reform and Governance Bill - Government response; draft Legislative Reform (Licensing) (Interim Authority Notices etc) Order 2010; draft Legislative Reform (Industrial and Provident Societies and Credit Unions) Order 2010. (Lords minutes).

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24/03/2010

HL 107 2009-10

Constitution Select Committee (HL) thirteenth report on the Crime and Security Bill.

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09/03/2010

718 c142

Crime and Security Bill. Brought from the Commons. Lords first reading. (HL Bill 45 2009-10).

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09/03/2010

HL Bill 45 2009-10

Crime and Security Bill. Brought from the Commons. Explanatory Notes HL Bill 45-EN also published.

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08/03/2010

507 c32-121

Crime and Security Bill. Report stage. New clause 1 debated with new clauses 5-7, new clause 9 and amendments. Negatived on division (185 to 264). New clause 3 debated. Negatived on division (163 to 267). New clause 4 debated and withdrawn. Third reading debate agreed to on question. Bill passed with amendments.

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23/02/2010

PBC

Eleventh Sitting (Morning). Written evidence reported to the House. Programme order amended. Clauses 35 to 38 agreed to. Clause 39 under consideration when the committee adjourned till this day at Four o'clock.

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23/02/2010

PBC

Twelfth Sitting (Afternoon). Clauses 39 to 46 agreed to, some with amendments. New clauses considered. New schedule considered. Title amended. Written evidence (Appending to proceedings) motion agreed to. Bill, as amended, to be reported.

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23/02/2010

Bill 73 2009-10

Crime and Security Bill. As amended by the Crime and Security Bill Committee.

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10/02/2010

505 c986-1004

Crime and Security Bill. Debate on a motion "That it be an instruction to the Crime and Security Bill Committee that it has power to make provision in the Bill to enable restrictions to be placed on the hours during which alcohol may be sold or supplied". Agreed to on question.

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09/02/2010

505 c774

Crime and Security Bill. Programme motion (No. 2) on proceedings in Committee, varying the order for Programme motion of 18 January. Agreed to on question.

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09/02/2010

PBC

Ninth Sitting (Morning). Clauses 21 to 24 agreed to. Clause 25 under consideration when the Committee adjourned till this day at Four o'clock.

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09/02/2010

PBC

Tenth sitting (Afternoon). Clauses 25 to 34 agreed to. Committee adjourned till Tuesday 23 February at half-past Ten o'clock.

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04/02/2010

505 c480-90

Crime and Security Bill. Ways and means resolution authorising the imposition of charges in respect of the cost of adjudications of appeals relating to vehicle immobilisation and release; and the payment of sums into the Consolidated Fund. Agreed to on question.

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04/02/2010

PBC

Seventh Sitting (Morning). Clause 14, as amended, under consideration when the Committee adjourned till this day at One o'clock.

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04/02/2010

PBC

Eighth Sitting (Afternoon). Clauses 14 to 20 agreed to, some with amendments. Clause 21 under consideration when the Committee adjourned till Tuesday 9 February at half-past Ten o'clock.

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02/02/2010

PBC

Fifth Sitting (Morning). Written evidence reported to the House. Clause 1 agreed to. Clause 2 under consideration when the Committee adjourned till this day at Four o'clock.

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02/02/2010

PBC

Sixth Sitting (Afternoon). Clause 2, as amended, agreed to. Clauses 3 to 7 agreed to. Clause 8, as amended, agreed to. Clauses 9 to 12 agreed to. Clasue 13, as amended, agreed to. Clause 14, as amended, under consideration when the Committee adjourned till Thursday 4 February at Nine o'clock.

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28/01/2010

PBC

Third Sitting (Morning). Examination of witnesses. Adjourned till this day at One o'clock.

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28/01/2010

PBC

Fourth Sitting (Afternoon). Examination of witnesses. Adjourned till Tuesday 2 February at half-past Ten o'clock.

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26/01/2010

PBC

First Sitting (Morning). Programme motion agreed to. Written evidence (Reporting to the House) motion agreed to. Motion to sit in private agreed to. Examination of witnesses. Adjourned till this day at Four o'clock.

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26/01/2010

PBC

Second Sitting (Afternoon). Written evidence reported to the House. Examination of witnesses. Adjourned till Thursday 28 January at Nine o'clock.

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18/01/2010

504 c24-128

Crime and Security Bill. Second reading debate. Agreed to on division (272 votes to 197). Programme motion on proceedings in Committee, on Report, Third Reading and any other proceedings. Agreed to on question. Queen's consent signified. Money resolution agreed to on question.

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22/12/2009

HC Research Paper 09/97

Crime and Security Bill. Bill 3 2009-10.

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19/11/2009

501 c141

Crime and Security Bill. Presentation and first reading. (Bill 3 2009-10). To be read a second time on 23 November.

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19/11/2009

Bill 3 2009-10

Crime and Security Bill. Explanatory Notes Bill 3-EN also published.

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