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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Friday 3rd March 2000

The House met at half-past Nine o'clock.
PRAYERS.
1Countryside and Rights of Way Bill,—Mr Secretary Prescott, supported by the Prime Minister, Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr Secretary Smith, Marjorie Mowlam, Mr Nicholas Brown, Mr Secretary Murphy, Mr Secretary Hoon, Mr Michael Meacher, Mr Chris Mullin and Ms Beverley Hughes, presented a Bill to make new provision for public access to the countryside; to amend the law relating to public rights of way; to enable traffic regulation orders to be made for the purpose of conserving an area's natural beauty; to make provision with respect to the driving of mechanically propelled vehicles elsewhere than on roads; to amend the law relating to nature conservation and the protection of wildlife; and for connected purposes: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time on Monday 6th March and to be printed [Bill 78].
 
        Ordered, That the Explanatory Notes relating to the Countryside and Rights of Way Bill be printed [Bill 78-EN].
2Health Service Commissioners (Amendment) Bill,—The Health Service Commissioners (Amendment) Bill was, according to Order, read a second time and stood committed to a Standing Committee.
3Food Labelling Bill,—The Order of the day being read, for the Second Reading of the Food Labelling Bill;
 
        And a Motion being made, and the Question being proposed, That the Bill be now read a second time; And it being half-past Two o'clock, the Debate stood adjourned.
 
        Ordered, That the Debate be resumed on Friday 9th June.
4Organic Food and Farming Targets Bill,—The Order of the day being read, for the Second Reading of the Organic Food and Farming Targets Bill;
 
        Ordered, That the Bill be read a second time on Friday 10th March.
5Building Societies (Transfer Resolutions) Bill,—The Order of the day being read, for the Second Reading of the Building Societies (Transfer Resolutions) Bill;
 
        Ordered, That the Bill be read a second time on Friday 19th May.
6Select Committee of Public Administration,—Ordered, That Mr Desmond Browne be discharged from the Select Committee on Public Administration and Mr John McFall be added to the Committee.—(Mr Gerry Sutcliffe.)
7Environmental Audit Committee,—Ordered, That Mr Bob Blizzard be discharged from the Environmental Audit Committee and Mr Phil Sawford be added to the Committee.—(Mr Gerry Sutcliffe.)
8Adjournment,—Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.—(Mr Gerry Sutcliffe.)
 
        And accordingly the House, having continued to sit till Three o'clock, adjourned till Monday 6th March.
[Adjourned at 3.00 p.m.
Betty Boothroyd
Speaker        

Madam Speaker will take the Chair at half-past Two o'clock on Monday next.

APPENDIX
Papers presented or laid upon the Table:
Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution:
1Local Government Finance,—(1) Local Government Finance (England) Special Grant Report (No. 54) on Rural Bus Challenge 1999, and
 
        (2) Local Government Finance (England) Special Grant Report (No. 53) on rural bus subsidy grants for 2000-01
 
    [by Act]; to be printed [Nos. 303 and 302] [Mr Secretary Prescott].
2Prevention and Suppression of Terrorism,—Draft Prevention of Terrorism (Temporary Provisions) Act 1989 (Continuance) Order 2000 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Straw].
3Social Security,—Draft Tax Credits Up-Rating Order 2000 [by Act] [Dawn Primarolo].
4Terms and Conditions of Employment (Scotland),—Draft Public Finance and Accountability (Scotland) Act 2000 (Transfer of NAO Staff etc.) Order 2000 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Reid].
Papers subject to Negative Resolution:
5Water Industry,—Water Industry (Charges) (Vulnerable Groups) (Amendment) Regulations 2000 (S.I., 2000, No. 519), dated 23rd February 2000 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Prescott].
Other Papers:
6Appropriations in Aid,—Treasury Minute, dated 3rd March 2000, directing the application of certain receipts as appropriations in aid of the Votes specified in the Revised and Late Spring Supplementary Estimates for 1999-2000 [by Act] [Mr Stephen Timms].
7Immigration and Asylum,—Draft Code of Practice on Civil Penalty (Vehicles) [by Act] [Mr Secretary Straw].
8Supply Estimates, 1998-99,—Statement of the sums required to be voted in order to make good excesses on certain grants for 1998-99 [by Command]; to be printed [No. 276] [Mr Stephen Timms].
9Supply Estimates, 1999-2000,—Revised and Late Spring Supplementary Estimates for 1999-2000 [by Command]; to be printed [No. 275] [Mr Stephen Timms].



 
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