Prevention of Terrorism Bill (Programme)

– in the House of Commons at 8:13 pm on 23rd February 2005.

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Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 83(A),

That the following provisions shall apply to the Prevention of Terrorism Bill:

Committal

1. The Bill shall be committed to a Committee of the whole House.

Proceedings

2. Proceedings in Committee of the whole House, any proceedings on consideration and proceedings on Third Reading shall be completed at one day's sitting.

3. On that day, proceedings in Committee of the whole House and any proceedings on consideration shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion five hours after the commencement of those proceedings or one hour before the moment of interruption, whichever is the later.

4. On that day, proceedings on Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion six hours after the commencement of proceedings in Committee of the whole House or at the moment of interruption, whichever is the later.

Programming Committee

5. Standing Order No.83B (programming commmittees) shall not apply to proceedings in Committee of the whole House, any proceedings on consideration or proceedings on Third Reading.

Programming of other proceedings

6. Any other proceedings on the Bill (including any proceedings on consideration of Lords Amendments or on any further messages from the Lords) may be programmed.—[Mr. Heppell.]

The House divided: Ayes 305, Noes 196.

Division number 95 Prevention of Terrorism Bill — Programme — Committee of the whole House

Aye: 305 MPs

No: 196 MPs

Ayes: A-Z by last name

Tellers

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Tellers

Absent: 154 MPs

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Question accordingly agreed to.

Photo of Dominic Grieve Dominic Grieve Shadow Attorney General

On a point of order, Mr. Deputy Speaker. The House may be aware that a variety of allegations and revelations have appeared today concerning the circumstances in which the Attorney-General's advice to the Government prior to the war in Iraq was made. Those include an assertion, with some supporting documentation, that the final advice that was placed in front of the Cabinet had not in fact been prepared by the Attorney-General, but by Lord Falconer and Baroness Morgan. In those circumstances, and in view of the highly unusual nature of those allegations, have you received any notice from the Solicitor-General that she will come to make a statement to the House?

Photo of Alan Haselhurst Alan Haselhurst Deputy Speaker and Chairman of Ways and Means

First, perhaps I should say that I know nothing of these things. In answer to the hon. Gentleman's specific question, however, no such request has been received to my knowledge.