Human Rights (Joint Committee)

Orders of the Day — Deferred Divisions – in the House of Commons at 11:33 pm on 17th January 2001.

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That—the Lords Message [12th July 2000] communicating a Resolution relating to Human Rights (Joint Committee), be now considered;this House concurs with the Lords in the said Resolution; andthe following Standing Order be made:

  1. (1) There shall be a Select Committee, to consist of six Members, to join with the Committee appointed by the Lords as the Joint Committee on Human Rights.
  2. (2) The Committee shall consider—
    1. (a) matters relating to human rights in the United Kingdom (but excluding consideration of individual cases);
    2. (b) proposals for remedial orders, draft remedial orders and remedial orders made under Section 10 of and laid under Schedule 2 to the Human Rights Act 1998; and
    3. (c) in respect of draft remedial orders and remedial orders, whether the special attention of the House should be drawn to them on any of the grounds specified in Standing Order No. 151 (Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee));
  3. (3) The Committee shall report to the House—
    1. (a) in relation to any document containing proposals laid before the House under paragraph 3 of the said Schedule 2, its recommendation whether a draft order in the same terms as the proposals should be laid before the House; or
    2. (b) in relation to any draft order laid under paragraph 2 of the said Schedule 2, its recommendation whether the draft Order should be approved;
    and the Committee may report to the House on any matter arising from its consideration of the said proposals or draft orders.
  4. (4) The Committee shall report to the House in respect of any original order laid under paragraph 4 of the said Schedule 2, its recommendation whether—
    1. (a) the order should be approved in the form in which it was originally laid before Parliament; or
    2. (b) that the order should be replaced by a new order modifying the provisions of the original order; or
    3. (c) that the order should not be approved,
    and the Committee may report to the House on any matter arising from its consideration of the said order or any replacement order.
  5. (5) The quorum of the committee shall be three.
  6. (6) Unless the House otherwise orders, each Member nominated to the committee shall continue to be a member of it for the remainder of the Parliament.
  7. (7) The committee shall have power—
    1. (a) to send for persons, papers and records, to sit notwithstanding any adjournment of the House, to adjourn from place to place within the United Kingdom, to adjourn to institutions of the Council of Europe outside the United Kingdom no more than four times in any calendar year, and to report from time to time; and
    2. (b) to appoint specialist advisers either to supply information which is not readily available or to elucidate matters of complexity within the committee's order of reference.

The House divided: Ayes 486, Noes 3.

Division No. 58]
AYES
Adams, Mrs Irene (Paisley N)Ancram, Rt Hon Michael
Ainger, NickArbuthnot, Rt Hon James
Ainsworth, Peter (E Surrey)Armstrong, Rt Hon Ms Hilary
Ainsworth, Robert (Cov'try NE)Ashton, Joe
Allan, RichardAtherton, Ms Candy
Allen, GrahamAtkins, Charlotte
Amess, DavidAtkinson, David (Bour'mth E)
Atkinson, Peter (Hexham)Coffey, Ms Ann
Austin, JohnCohen, Harry
Bailey, AdrianColeman, Iain
Baker, NormanColman, Tony
Baldry, TonyCook, Rt Hon Robin (Livingston)
Banks, TonyCooper, Yvette
Barnes, HarryCorbett, Robin
Barron, KevinCorbyn, Jeremy
Bayley, HughCormack, Sir Patrick
Beard, NigelCotter, Brian
Beckett, Rt Hon Mrs MargaretCousins, Jim
Begg, Miss AnneCox, Tom
Beggs, RoyCran, James
Berth, Rt Hon A JCranston, Ross
Bell, Stuart (Middlesbrough)Crausby, David
Benn, Hilary (Leeds C)Cummings, John
Benton, JoeCunningham, Jim (Cov'try S)
Bercow, JohnCurry, Rt Hon David
Beresford, Sir PaulCurtis-Thomas, Mrs Claire
Bermingham, GeraldDalyell, Tarn
Berry, RogerDarling, Rt Hon Alistair
Betts, CliveDarvill, Keith
Blackman, LizDavey, Edward (Kingston)
Blunkett, Rt Hon DavidDavey, Valerie (Bristol W)
Blunt, CrispinDavidson, Ian
Boateng, Rt Hon PaulDavies, Rt Hon Denzil (Llanelli)
Borrow, DavidDavies, Quentin (Grantham)
Boswell, TimDavis, Rt Hon David (Haltemprice)
Bottomley, Peter (Worthing W)Davis, Rt Hon Terry (B'ham Hodge H)
Bottomley, Rt Hon Mrs Virginia
Bradley, Keith (Withington)Dawson, Hilton
Bradley, Peter (The Wrekin)Day, Stephen
Bradshaw, BenDean, Mrs Janet
Brady, GrahamDenham, John
Brake, TomDismore, Andrew
Brand, Dr PeterDobbin, Jim
Brazier, JulianDobson, Rt Hon Frank
Breed, ColinDonohoe, Brian H
Brinton, Mrs HelenDoran, Frank
Brooke, Rt Hon PeterDowd, Jim
Brown, Rt Hon Nick (Newcastle E)Drew, David
Browne, DesmondDrown, Ms Julia
Browning, Mrs AngelaDuncan, Alan
Bruce, Ian (S Dorset)Duncan Smith, Iain
Buck, Ms KarenEagle, Angela (Wallasey)
Burden, RichardEagle, Maria (L'pool Garston)
Burnett, JohnEdwards, Huw
Burns, SimonEfford, Clive
Burstow, PaulEllman, Mrs Louise
Butterfill, JohnEtherington, Bill
Byers, Rt Hon StephenEvans, Nigel
Cable, Dr VincentFaber, David
Caborn, Rt Hon RichardFabricant, Michael
Campbell, Alan (Tynemouth)Fallon, Michael
Campbell, Ronnie (Blyth V)Feam, Ronnie
Campbell-Savours, DaleField, Rt Hon Frank
Caplin, IvorFisher, Mark
Casale, RogerFitzpatrick, Jim
Caton, MartinFlight, Howard
Cawsey, IanFlint, Caroline
Chapman, Ben (Wirral S)Flynn, Paul
Chapman, Sir Sydney (Chipping Barnet)Follett, Barbara
Foster, Don (Bath)
Chaytor, DavidFoster, Michael Jabez (Hastings)
Clapham, MichaelFoster, Michael J (Worcester)
Clappison, JamesFoulkes, George
Clark, Rt Hon Dr David (S Shields)Fowler, Rt Hon Sir Norman
Clark, Dr Michael (Rayleigh)Fox, Dr Liam
Clarke, Charles (Norwich S)Fraser, Christopher
Clarke, Eric (Midlothian)Fyfe, Maria
Clarke, Rt Hon Tom (Coatbridge)Gale, Roger
Clarke, Tony (Northampton S)Gapes, Mike
Clelland, DavidGardiner, Barry
Clifton-Brown, GeoffreyGarnier, Edward
Clwyd, AnnGeorge, Andrew (St Ives)
Coaker, VernonGerrard, Neil
Gibb, NickKaufman, Rt Hon Gerald
Gibson, Dr IanKeen, Alan (Feltham & Heston)
Gidley, SandraKeen, Ann (Brentford & Isleworth)
Gill, ChristopherKeetch, Paul
Gilroy, Mrs LindaKelly, Ms Ruth
Godsiff, RogerKennedy, Rt Hon Charles (Ross Skye & Inverness W)
Goggins, Paul
Golding, Mrs LlinKennedy, Jane (Wavertree)
Gordon, Mrs EileenKey, Robert
Gorman, Mrs TeresaKhabra, Piara S
Gray, JamesKidney, David
Green, DamianKilfoyle, Peter
Greenway, JohnKing, Andy (Rugby & Kenilworth)
Grieve, DominicKing, Ms Oona (Bethnal Green)
Griffiths, Jane (Reading E)King, Rt Hon Tom (Bridgwater)
Griffiths, Win (Bridgend)Kingham, Ms Tess
Grogan, JohnKirkbride, Miss Julie
Hague, Rt Hon WilliamKirkwood, Archy
Hain, PeterKumar, Dr Ashok
Hall, Mike (Weaver Vale)Ladyman, Dr Stephen
Hall, Patrick (Bedford)Laing, Mrs Eleanor
Hamilton, Rt Hon Sir ArchieLait, Mrs Jacqui
Hamilton, Fabian (Leeds NE)Lansley, Andrew
Hammond, PhilipLawrence, Mrs Jackie
Hancock, MikeLaxton, Bob
Hanson, DavidLepper, David
Harman, Rt Hon Ms HarrietLeslie, Christopher
Harris, Dr EvanLetwin, Oliver
Hawkins, NickLevitt, Tom
Hayes, JohnLewis, Ivan (Bury S)
Heald, OliverLewis, Dr Julian (New Forest E)
Heath, David (Somerton & Frome)Lewis, Terry (Worsley)
Heathcoat-Amory, Rt Hon DavidLiddell, Rt Hon Mrs Helen
Henderson, Doug (Newcastle N)Lidington, David
Henderson, Ivan (Harwich)Linton, Martin
Hendrick, MarkLivsey, Richard
Heppell, JohnLloyd, Rt Hon Sir Peter (Fareham)
Hesford, StephenLloyd, Tony (Manchester C)
Hinchliffe, DavidLlwyd, Elfyn
Hoey, KateLock, David
Hood, JimmyLoughton, Tim
Hoon, Rt Hon GeoffreyLove, Andrew
Hope, PhilLuff, Peter
Hopkins, KelvinLyell, Rt Hon Sir Nicholas
Horam, JohnMcAvoy, Thomas
Howard, Rt Hon MichaelMcCabe, Steve
Howarth, Rt Hon Alan (Newport E)McCartney, Rt Hon Ian (Makerfield)
Howarth, George (Knowsley N)
Howells, Dr KimMcDonagh, Siobhain
Hoyle, LindsayMcDonnell, John
Hughes, Ms Beveriey (Stretford)McGrady, Eddie
Hughes, Kevin (Doncaster N)MacGregor, Rt Hon John
Hughes, Simon (Southwark N)McGuire, Mrs Anne
Humble, Mrs JoanMcIntosh, Miss Anne
Hurst, AlanMcIsaac, Shona
Iddon, Dr BrianMacKay, Rt Hon Andrew
Ingram, Rt Hon AdamMackinlay, Andrew
Jack, Rt Hon MichaelMaclean, Rt Hon David
Jackson, Ms Glenda (Hampstead)McLoughlin, Patrick
Jackson, Helen (Hillsborough)McNulty, Tony
Jackson, Robert (Wantage)MacShane, Denis
Jamieson, DavidMactaggart, Fiona
Jenkin, BernardMcWalter, Tony
Jenkins, BrianMcWilliam, John
Johnson, Miss Melanie (Welwyn Hatfield)Malins, Humfrey
Mallaber, Judy
Jones, Rt Hon Barry (Alyn)Maples, John
Jones, Mrs Fiona (Newark)Marsden, Gordon (Blackpool S)
Jones, Helen (Warrington N)Marshall, Jim (Leicester S)
Jones, Ms Jenny (Wolverh'ton SW)Mates, Michael
Mawhinney, Rt Hon Sir Brian
Jones, Jon Owen (Cardiff C)May, Mrs Theresa
Jones, Dr Lynne (Selly Oak)Meale, Alan
Jones, Martyn (Clwyd S)Merron, Gillian
Jowell, Rt Hon Ms TessaMichael, Rt Hon Alun
Joyce, EricMichie, Bill (Shef'ld Heeley)
Milburn, Rt Hon AlanSayeed, Jonathan
Miller, AndrewSedgemore, Brian
Mitchell, AustinShaw, Jonathan
Moore, MichaelSheldon, Rt Hon Robert
Moran, Ms MargaretShephard, Rt Hon Mrs Gillian
Motley, ElliotShepherd, Richard
Morris, Rt Hon Ms Estelle (B'ham Yardley)Shipley, Ms Debra
Simpson, Alan (Nottingham S)
Moss, MalcolmSimpson, Keith (Mid-Norfolk)
Mountford, KaliSingh, Marsha
Mowlam, Rt Hon MarjorieSkinner, Dennis
Mudie, GeorgeSmith, Rt Hon Andrew (Oxford E)
Mullin, ChrisSmith, Angela (Basildon)
Murphy, Denis (Wansbeck)Smith, Rt Hon Chris (Islington S)
Murphy, Jim (Eastwood)Smith, Miss Geraldine (Morecambe & Lunesdale)
Murphy, Rt Hon Paul (Torfaen)
Naysmith, Dr DougSmith, Jacqui (Redditch)
Norman, ArchieSmith, John (Glamorgan)
Norris, DanSmith, Llew (Blaenau Gwent)
Oaten, MarkSmith, Sir Robert (W Ab'd'ns)
O'Brien, Mike (N Warks)Smyth, Rev Martin (Belfast S)
O'Brien, Stephen (Eddisbury)Soames, Nicholas
O'Hara, EddieSoley, Clive
Olner, BillSouthworth, Ms Helen
O'Neill, MartinSpellar, John
Öpik, LembitSpelman, Mrs Caroline
Organ, Mrs DianaSpicer, Sir Michael
Osborne, Ms SandraSpring, Richard
Ottaway, RichardSquire, Ms Rachel
Page, RichardSteinberg, Gerry
Paice, JamesStevenson, George
Paterson, OwenStewart, David (Inverness E)
Pearson, IanStinchcombe, Paul
Perham, Ms LindaStoate, Dr Howard
Pickles, EricStrang, Rt Hon Dr Gavin
Pickthall, ColinStraw, Rt Hon Jack
Pike, Peter LStreeter, Gary
Plaskitt, JamesStringer, Graham
Pond, ChrisStuart, Ms Gisela
Pope, GregSutcliffe, Gerry
Portillo, Rt Hon MichaelSwayne, Desmond
Pound, StephenSyms, Robert
Prentice, Gordon (Pendle)Tapsell, Sir Peter
Prescott, Rt Hon JohnTaylor, Rt Hon Mrs Ann (Dewsbury)
Primarolo, Dawn
Prior, DavidTaylor, David (NWLeics)
Prosser, GwynTaylor, Ian (Esher& Walton)
Purchase, KenTaylor, Rt Hon John D (Strangford)
Quin, Rt Hon Ms JoyceTaylor, John M (Solihull)
Quinn, LawrieTaylor, Sir Teddy
Randall, JohnTemple-Morris, Peter
Rapson, SydThomas, Gareth R (Harrow W)
Raynsford, NickThomas, Simon (Ceredigion)
Redwood, Rt Hon JohnThompson, William
Reed, Andrew (Loughborough)Timms, Stephen
Reid, Rt Hon Dr John (Hamilton N)Tipping, Paddy
Rendel, DavidTodd, Mark
Robertson, John (Glasgow Anniesland)Tonge, Dr Jenny
Touhig, Don
Robertson, Laurence (Tewk'b'ry)Tredinnick, David
Robinson, Geoffrey (Cov'try NW)Trend, Michael
Roche, Mrs BarbaraTrimble, Rt Hon David
Roe, Mrs Marion (Broxbourne)Truswell, Paul
Rogers, AllanTurner, Dennis (Wolverh'ton SE)
Rooker, Rt Hon JeffTurner, Dr Desmond (Kemptown)
Ross, Ernie (Dundee W)Turner, Dr George (NW Norfolk)
Rowe, Andrew (Faversham)Turner, Neil (Wigan)
Ruane, ChrisTwigg, Derek (Halton)
Ruddock, JoanTwigg, Stephen (Enfield)
Ruffley, DavidTynan, Bill
Ryan, Ms JoanTyrie, Andrew
Salter, MartinVaz, Keith
Sanders, AdrianViggers, Peter
Sarwar, MohammadVis, Dr Rudi
Savidge, MalcolmWalley, Ms Joan
Sawford, PhilWalter, Robert
Ward, Ms ClaireWilliams, Rt Hon Alan (Swansea W)
Wardle, Charles
Wareing, Robert NWilliams, Alan W (E Carmarthen)
Waterson, NigelWilliams, Mrs Betty (Conwy)
Watts, DavidWinnick, David
Welsh, AndrewWoodward, Shaun
White, BrianWoolas, Phil
Whitehead, Dr AlanWorthington, Tony
Whitney, Sir RaymondWright, Anthony D (Gt Yarmouth)
Whittingdale, JohnWright, Tony (Cannock)
Wicks, MalcolmWyatt, Derek
Widdecombe, Rt Hon Miss AnnYeo, Tim
Wilkinson, JohnYoung, Rt Hon Sir George
Willetts, David
NOES
Hogg, Rt Hon DouglasWells, Bowen
Lilley, Rt Hon Peter

Question accordingly agreed to.