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Clause 24 — Appointment of National Identity Scheme Commissioner

Orders of the Day — Identity Cards Bill – in the House of Commons at 10:00 pm on 13th February 2006.

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Lords amendment: No. 47.

Motion made, and Question put, That this House disagrees with the Lords in the said amendment.—[Joan Ryan.]

The House divided: Ayes 318, Noes 257.

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Aye: 318 MPs

No: 259 MPs

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Absent: 65 MPs

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Question accordingly agreed to.

Lords amendment disagreed to.

Lords amendments Nos. 48, 50 and 51 disagreed to.

Lords amendment: No. 3.

Motion made, and Question put, That this House disagrees with the Lords in the said amendment.—[Joan Ryan.]

The House divided: Ayes 316, Noes 257.

Division number 162 Identity Cards Bill — Clause 24 — Appointment of National Identity Scheme Commissioner

Aye: 316 MPs

No: 257 MPs

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Absent: 69 MPs

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Question accordingly agreed to.

Lords amendment No. 3 disagreed to.

Government amendment (a) in lieu of Lords amendment No. 3 agreed to.

Remaining Lords amendments agreed to.

Committee appointed to draw up Reasons to be assigned to the Lords for disagreeing with their amendments Nos. 4, 16, 22, 47, 48, 50 and 51: Vera Baird, Mr. Alistair Carmichael, Mr. Edward Garnier, Mr. Tony McNulty and Joan Ryan; Mr. Tony McNulty to be the Chairman of the Committee; Three to be the quorum of the Committee.—[Joan Ryan.]

To withdraw immediately.

Reasons for disagreeing to certain Lords amendments reported, and agreed to; to be communicated to the Lords.