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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Friday 24th March 2000

The House met at half-past Nine o'clock.
PRAYERS.
1Message from the Lords,—A Message was brought from the Lords, as follows:
 
        Learning and Skills Bill [Lords],—The Lords have passed a Bill to establish the Learning and Skills Council for England and the National Council for Education and Training for Wales, to make other provision about education and training, and for connected purposes; to which the Lords desire the concurrence of this House.
2Learning and Skills Bill [Lords],—The Learning and Skills Bill [Lords] was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time on Monday 27th March and to be printed [Bill 96].
 
        Ordered, That the Explanatory Notes relating to the Learning and Skills Bill [Lords] be printed [Bill 96-EN].
3Urban Regeneration and Countryside Protection Bill,—The Order of the day being read, for the Second Reading of the Urban Regeneration and Countryside Protection Bill;
 
        A Motion was 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 19th May.
4Hare Coursing Bill,—The Order of the day being read, for the Second Reading of the Hare Coursing Bill;
 
        Ordered, That the Bill be read a second time on Friday 7th April.
5Recycled Content of Newsprint Bill,—The Recycled Content of Newsprint Bill was, according to Order, read a second time and stood committed to a Standing Committee.
6Road Traffic Bill,—The Order of the day being read, for the Second Reading of the Road Traffic Bill;
 
        Ordered, That the Bill be read a second time on Friday 7th April.
7Adjournment,—A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That this House do now adjourn—(Jim Dowd);
 
        And the Motion having been made after half-past Two o'clock, and the Debate having continued for half an hour, the Deputy Speaker adjourned the House, without Question put, pursuant to the Standing Order, it being then one minute past Three o'clock, till Monday 27th March.
[Adjourned at 3.01 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 Negative Resolution:
1Social Security,—(1) Income Support (General) (Standard Interest Rate Amendment) Regulations 2000 (S.I., 2000, No. 832), dated 20th March 2000, and
 
        (2) Relevant Functions (Payments to Authorities) Order 2000 (S.I., 2000, No. 848), dated 23rd March 2000
 
    [by Act] [Mr Secretary Darling].
Other Papers:
2Miscellaneous (No. 4, 2000),—Convention, done at Montreal on 28th May 1999, for the Unification of Certain Rules for International Carriage by Air, with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Cm. 4651] [Mr Secretary Cook].
3Treaty Series (No. 35, 2000),—Exchange of Notes, done at London on 11th and 18th July 1997, between the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and CAB International (previously known as the Commonwealth Agricultural Bureaux) amending the Headquarters Agreement [by Command] [Cm. 4650] [Mr Secretary Cook].



 
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