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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Monday 7th February 2000

The House met at half-past Two o'clock.
PRAYERS.
1New Member makes Affirmation,—Simon Thomas, Esquire, Member for Ceredigion, made the Affirmation required by law.
2Social Security,—A Motion was made, and the Question being put, That the draft Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order 2000, which was laid before this House on 31st January, be approved—(Mr Secretary Darling);
 
        The House divided.
 
          Tellers for the Ayes, Mr David Jamieson, Mr Mike Hall: 284.
 
          Tellers for the Noes, Bob Russell, Mr David Heath: 31.
 
        So the Question was agreed to.
 
        Resolved, That the draft Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order 2000, which was laid before this House on 31st January, be approved.
3Social Security (Pensions),—Resolved, That the draft Guaranteed Minimum Pensions Increase Order 2000, which was laid before this House on 31st January, be approved.—(Mr Jeff Rooker.)
4Sexual Offences (Amendment) Bill (Procedure),—Ordered, That if the Sexual Offences (Amendment) Bill be read a second time, no Order shall be made for the committal of the Bill and it shall be ordered to be read a third time upon a future day; and upon a Motion being made for Third Reading the Question thereon shall be put forthwith and may be decided, though opposed, after the expiration of the time for opposed business.—(Mr Paul Boateng.)
5Census,—A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Order [25th January], That the words in item 1 'indicating whether an individual form is being completed by that member', the words in item 2 'and relationship to householder or joint householder or to the first person mentioned in the return, and, as the case may be, where there are 5 or less persons in the household, the relationship to each of the previous persons mentioned in the return and where there are 6 or more persons in the household, the relationship of the sixth and subsequent persons to the two previously mentioned persons in the return', the words in item 6 'and if married whether first or subsequent subsisting marriage', items 7, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, the words in item 15 'or was on a Government sponsored training scheme', items 16, 18(c), 25, 26, 27, 28 and 29 of Schedule 2, and items 1, 2, and 3 of Schedule 3 to the draft Census Order 2000, which was laid before this House on 10th January, be approved—(Mr Kevin Hughes):—It was agreed to.
6Competition,—A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation), That the draft Competition Act 1998 (Land and Vertical Agreements Exclusion) Order 2000, which was laid before this House on 19th January, be approved—(Mr Kevin Hughes):—It was agreed to.
7Competition,—A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation), That the draft Competition Act 1998 (Determination of Turnover for Penalties) Order 2000, which was laid before this House on 19th January, be approved—(Mr Kevin Hughes):—It was agreed to.
8Adjournment,—Resolved, That this House do now adjourn—(Mr Kevin Hughes.)
 
        And accordingly the House, having continued to sit till twenty-six minutes to Nine o'clock, adjourned till to-morrow.
[Adjourned at 8.34 p.m.
Betty Boothroyd
Speaker        

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

APPENDIX I
Papers presented or laid upon the Table:
Papers subject to Negative Resolution:
1Countryside,—Conservation (Natural Habitats, &c.) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2000 (S.I., 2000, No. 192), dated 31st January 2000 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Prescott].
2Data Protection,—(1) Data Protection (Conditions under Paragraph 3 of Part II of Schedule 1) Order 2000 (S.I., 2000, No. 185),
 
        (2) Data Protection (Corporate Finance Exemption) Order 2000 (S.I., 2000, No. 184),
 
        (3) Data Protection (Fees under section 19(7)) Regulations 2000 (S.I., 2000, No. 187),
 
        (4) Data Protection (Functions of Designated Authority) Order 2000 (S.I., 2000, No. 186),
 
        (5) Data Protection (International Co-operation) Order 2000 (S.I., 2000, No. 190),
 
        (6) Data Protection (Notification and Notification Fees) Regulations 2000 (S.I., 2000, No. 188),
 
        (7) Data Protection (Subject Access) (Fees and Miscellaneous Provisions) Regulations 2000 (S.I., 2000, No. 191), and
 
        (8) Data Protection Tribunal (Enforcement Appeals) Rules 2000 (S.I., 2000, No. 189),
 
    dated 31st January 2000 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Straw].
3Environmental Protection,—Draft Statutory Guidance (England) on Contaminated Land (Chapters A, B and D), proposed to be issued by the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions under sections 78A(2) and (5), 78B(2) and 78F(6) and (7) of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Prescott].
Other Papers:
4Isle of Man,—Commissioners of Customs and Excise in Account with the Government of the Isle of Man: an Account of Receipts and Payments for 1998-99, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act] [Dawn Primarolo].
5Local Government Finance,—Accounts of the Pooling of Non-Domestic Rates and Redistribution to Local Authorities in England for:
 
        (1) 1997-98, and
 
        (2) 1998-99,
 
    with the Reports of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [Nos. 228 and 229] [Clerk of the House].
6Museums and Galleries,—Report and Financial Statements of the Greater Manchester Museum of Science and Industry Trust for 1998-99 [by Command] [Mr Secretary Smith].
7Public Petitions,—Observations by the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry on the Petition [21st December] from Russell Lynch and other residents of Codicote, Hertfordshire, for the continued provision of Post Office facilities in Codicote [by Standing Order]; to be printed [Clerk of the House].
APPENDIX II
Standing Committees
Medical Treatment (Prevention of Euthanasia) Bill,—The Committee of Selection has nominated sixteen Members to serve on the Committee, viz.: Mr Joe Ashton, Mr Joe Benton, Dr Peter Brand, Yvette Cooper, Mrs Clair Curtis-Thomas, Mr Jim Dobbin, Maria Eagle, Mr Gerald Howarth, Dr Brian Iddon, Mr Andy King, Mr Edward Leigh, Mr Kerry Pollard, Mr Marsha Singh, The Reverend Martin Smyth, Mr Michael Trend and Mrs Ann Winterton.
APPENDIX III
Reports from Select Committees
Public Accounts,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee of Public Acounts [Highways Agency: Getting best value from the disposal of property]; to be printed [No.231-i] [Mr David Davis].



 
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