Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill [Lords] (Programme)

– in the House of Commons at 9:41 pm on 12th May 2008.

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

That the following provisions shall apply to the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill [ Lords]:

Committal

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

(a) Clauses 4, 11, 14 and 23 and Schedule 2;

(b) any new Clauses or new Schedules relating to the termination of pregnancy by registered medical practitioners.

2. The remainder of the Bill shall be committed to a Public Bill Committee.

Proceedings in Committee

3. Proceedings in Committee of the whole House shall be completed in two days.

4. Those proceedings shall be taken on each of those days as shown in the first column of the following Table and in the order so shown.

5. The proceedings on each of those days shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at the times specified in the second column of the Table.

TABLE
Proceedings Time for conclusion of proceedings
First day
Clause 4 Three hours after the commencement of proceedings on the Bill
Clause 11 and Schedule 2 Three hours after the commencement of proceedings on Clause 11
Second day
Clauses 14 and 23 Three hours after the commencement of proceedings on the Bill
Any new Clauses or new Schedules relating to the termination of pregnancy by registered medical practitioners Three hours after the commencement of proceedings on any such new Clauses or new Schedules

6. Standing Order No. 83B (Programming committees) shall not apply to the proceedings in Committee of the whole House.

7. Proceedings in the Public Bill Committee shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion on Tuesday 17th June 2008.

8. The Public Bill Committee shall have leave to sit twice on the first day on which it meets.

9. When the provisions of the Bill considered, respectively, by the Committee of the whole House and by the Public Bill Committee have been reported to the House, the Bill shall be proceeded with as if it had been reported as a whole to the House from the Public Bill Committee.

Consideration and Third Reading

10. Proceedings on consideration shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion one hour before the moment of interruption on the day on which those proceedings are commenced.

11. Proceedings on Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at the moment of interruption on that day.

12. Standing Order No. 83B (Programming committees) shall not apply to proceedings on consideration and Third Reading.

Other proceedings

13. Any other proceedings on the Bill (including any proceedings on consideration of any message from the Lords) may be programmed .—[ Liz Blackman .]

The House divided: Ayes 265, Noes 149.

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Division number 177 Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill [Lords] (Programme)

Aye: 265 MPs

No: 149 MPs

Ayes: A-Z by last name

Tellers

Nos: A-Z by last name

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Question accordingly agreed to.

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