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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Wednesday 19th January 2000

The House met at half-past Two o'clock.
PRAYERS.
1Alliance & Leicester plc (Group Reorganisation) Bill [Lords],—The Alliance & Leicester plc (Group Reorganisation) Bill [Lords] was, according to Order, read the third time, and passed, with Amendments.
2Message from the Lords,—A Message was brought from the Lords, as follows:
 
        The Lords have agreed to the Amendments made by this House to the Alliance & Leicester plc (Group Reorganisation) Bill [Lords], without Amendment.
3Community Protection (Airport Noise and Pollution),—Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to require airport operators to reduce operational noise and pollution levels in consultation with local authorities and communities near airports; to enable local authorities to enforce noise and pollution mitigation agreements; to involve communities near airports in the shaping of balanced planning frameworks controlling the operation of those airports; and for related purposes: And that David Taylor, Mrs Liz Blackman, Mr Colin Burgon, Mr Jim Cunningham, Mrs Janet Dean, Paul Flynn, Judy Mallaber, Mr John McDonnell, Dr Nick Palmer, Mr Andrew Reed, Mr Gareth R. Thomas (Harrow West) and Mr Mark Todd do prepare and bring it in.
4Community Protection (Airport Noise and Pollution) Bill,—David Taylor accordingly presented a Bill to require airport operators to reduce operational noise and pollution levels in consultation with local authorities and communities near airports; to enable local authorities to enforce noise and pollution mitigation agreements; to involve communities near airports in the shaping of balanced planning frameworks controlling the operation of those airports; and for related purposes: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time on Friday 21st July and to be printed [Bill 48].
5Representation of the People Bill,—The House, according to Order, proceeded to consider the Representation of the People Bill, as amended in the Committee.
 
        A Clause (Regulations under Schedule 2 to the 1983 Act)—(Mr John Greenway)—brought up, and read the first time.
 
        Question proposed, That the Clause be read a second time:—Clause, by leave, withdrawn.
 
        Amendment (No. 13) proposed to the Bill, in page 2, to leave out lines 26 to 31.—(Mr David Maclean.)
 
        Question proposed, That the Amendment be made:—Amendment, by leave, withdrawn.
 
        Another Amendment (No. 46) proposed to the Bill, in page 5, to leave out lines 7 to 9.—(Mr David Maclean.)
 
        Question proposed, That the Amendment be made:—Amendment, by leave, withdrawn.
 
        Another Amendment (No. 30) proposed, in page 8, line 43, at the end to insert the words—
 
        '(5A) Where the declarant falls into the category of person mentioned in subsection 2(c) above, the declaration of local connection must state that the declarant has spent a substantial part of his time (whether during the day or at night) in the parliamentary constituency (or, if the declaration is made for the purpose of local government elections only under the provisions of subsection (6) below, the local government electoral area) during the whole of the period of three months ending on the date of the declaration.'.—(Mr Nigel Evans.)
 
        Question proposed, That the Amendment be made;
 
        And it being Ten o'clock, the Debate stood adjourned.
 
        Ordered, That the Debate be resumed to-morrow.
6Administration,—Ordered, That Jane Kennedy be discharged from the Administration Committee and Mr Mike Hall be added to the Committee.—(Mr Keith Bradley, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.)
7Adjournment,—Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.—(Jim Dowd.)
 
        And accordingly the House, having continued to sit till six minutes to Eleven o'clock, adjourned till to-morrow.
[Adjourned at 10.54 p.m.
Betty Boothroyd
Speaker        

Madam Speaker will take the Chair at half-past Eleven o'clock.

APPENDIX I
Papers presented or laid upon the Table:
Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution:
1Competition,—(1) Draft Competition Act 1998 (Determination of Turnover for Penalties) Order 2000, and
 
        (2) draft Competition Act 1998 (Land and Vertical Agreements Exclusion) Order 2000
 
    [by Act] [Mr Secretary Byers].
Other Papers:
2Clean Air,—Report, entitled The Air Quality Strategy for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland: Working Together for Clean Air [by Command] [Cm. 4548] [Mr Secretary Prescott].
3Competition Commission,—Reports by the Competition Commission on the—
 
        (1) merger situation between CHC Helicopter Corporation and Helicopter Services Group ASA, and
 
        (2) proposed merger of Alanod Aluminium-Veredlung GmbH & Co and Metalloxyd Ano-Coil Ltd
 
    [by Command] [Cm. 4556 and 4545] [Mr Secretary Byers].
4National Insurance,—Report by the Government Actuary on the financial effects on the National Insurance Fund of the Child Support, Pensions and Social Security Bill 1999 [by Command] [Cm. 4573] [Mr Secretary Darling].
APPENDIX II
Standing Committees
1Draft African Development Bank (Further Subscription to Capital Stock) Order 1999, the draft African Development Fund (Eighth Replenishment) Order 1999, the draft International Development Association (Twelfth Replenishment) Order 1999 and the draft Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (Further Subscription to Capital Stock) Order 1999:
 
        (1) The Speaker has allocated the draft Order to the First Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation, and has appointed Mr Barry Jones Chairman; and
 
        (2) the Committee of Selection has nominated sixteen Members to serve on the Committee, viz.: Mr Tom Clarke, Mr George Foulkes, Mr Barry Gardiner, Mr Neil Gerrard, Mr Win Griffiths, Mr Jon Owen Jones, Mr Nigel Jones, Mrs Eleanor Laing, Mr Richard Page, Mr Greg Pope, Mr Martin Salter, Sir Michael Spicer, Mr Gary Streeter, Dr Jenny Tonge, Mr Dennis Turner and Audrey Wise.
2Draft Local Government Best Value (Exemption) (England) Order 2000:
 
        (1) The Speaker has allocated the draft Order to the Second Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation, and has appointed Mr Jonathan Sayeed Chairman; and
 
        (2) the Committee of Selection has appointed sixteen Members to serve on the Committee, viz.: Mr Robert Ainsworth, Mr David Amess, Mr David Atkinson, Mr Peter Atkinson, Ms Hazel Blears, Mr Dale Campbell-Savours, Mr Doug Henderson, Mr Stephen Hepburn, Ms Beverley Hughes, Mr Nigel Jones, Ms Sally Keeble, Dr Stephen Ladyman, Mr Andrew Stunnell, Mr Neil Turner, Mr Nigel Waterson and Mr Shaun Woodward.
3Local Government Finance (England) Special Grant Report (No. 49) on the 1999-2000 Special Grant for Kosovan Evacuees (House of Commons Paper No. 115):
 
        (1) The Speaker has allocated the Special Grant Report to the Third Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation, and has appointed Mr Bill O'Brien Chairman; and
 
        (2) the Committee of Selection has appointed sixteen Members to serve on the Committee, viz.: Mr David Borrow, Mr Paul Burstow, Mr Stephen Day, Mr David Faber, Mr Eric Forth, Ms Harriet Harman, Mr David Kidney, Mr Tom Levitt, Mr David Lidington, Siobhain McDonagh, Mr Tony McNulty, Mrs Barbara Roche, Mr Adrian Sanders, Mr Peter Snape, Mr Paul Stinchcombe and Mr Paul Truswell.
APPENDIX III
Reports from Select Committees
1Defence,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Defence Committee [Defence White Paper and 1998-99 Performance Report]; to be printed [Nos. 158-iii and-iv] [Mr Bruce George].
2European Scrutiny,—Fifth Report from the European Scrutiny Committee; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 23-v] [Mr Jimmy Hood].
3Northern Ireland Affairs,—(1) First Report from the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee [Non-Departmental Public Bodies in Northern Ireland], together with Appendices to the Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 179]; and
 
        (2) First Special Report from the Committee [Devolution and the Work of the Committee]; to be printed [No. 178]
 
    [Mr Peter Brooke].
4Public Accounts,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee of Public Accounts [Child Support Agency Client Funds Account 1998-99]; to be printed [No. 184-i] [Mr David Davis].
5Science and Technology,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Science and Technology Committee [The Proposed Synchrotron Facility]; to be printed [No. 82-ii] [Dr Michael Clark].
6Scottish Affairs,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Scottish Affairs Committee [The Work of BBC Scotland and the Broadcasting Council for Scotland]; to be printed [No. 176-i] [Mr David Marshall].
7Social Security,—(1) First Report from the Social Security Committee [The Power to Incur Expenditure under Section 82 of the Welfare Reform and Pensions Act 1999], together with Appendices; to be printed, with the Minutes of Procedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 180];
 
        (2) First Special Report from the Committee [Government Response to the Ninth Report from the Committee, Session 1998-99, on The Social Security Implications of Parental Leave]; to be printed [No. 181];
 
        (3) Second Special Report from the Committee [Government Response to the Eighth Report from the Committee, Session 1998-99, on The Modernisation of Social Security Appeals]; to be printed [No. 182]; and
 
        (4) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee [Medical Services]; to be printed [No. 183-i]
 
    [Mr Archy Kirkwood].


CORRIGENDUM
In the Votes and Proceedings for Tuesday 18th January, item 2 should have appeared as follows:
 
        City of London (Ward Elections) Bill,—The Order of the day being read, for consideration of the City of London (Ward Elections) Bill, as amended by the Chairman of Ways and Means;
 
        Ordered, That the Bill be considered on Monday 24th January at Seven o'clock.


Supplement to the Votes and Proceedings
Wednesday 19 January 2000
Minutes of Proceedings of the Sitting in Westminster Hall
[pursuant to the Order of 24th May 1999]

The Sitting commenced at half-past Nine o'clock.
PRAYERS.
1Adjournment,—Resolved, That the Sitting be now adjourned.—(Mr Don Touhig.)
 
        And accordingly the Sitting was adjourned till to-morrow.
[Adjourned at 1.56 p.m.
Sir Alan Haselhurst
Deputy Speaker        



 
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