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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Friday 14th April 2000

The House met at half-past Nine o'clock.
PRAYERS.
1Freedom of Religious Worship (Armed Forces) Bill,—The Order for reading the Freedom of Religious Worship (Armed Forces) Bill a second time on Friday 5th May was read and discharged.
 
        Bill withdrawn.
2Public Petitions,—A Public Petition from Janet, Gordon and William Holley in support of a mandatory 30 m.p.h. speed limit in villages was presented; and ordered to lie upon the Table and to be printed.
3Medical Treatment (Prevention of Euthanasia) Bill,—The House, according to Order, proceeded to consider the Medical Treatment (Prevention of Euthanasia) Bill, as amended in the Standing Committee.
 
        A Clause (Consent of the Director of Public Prosecutions)—(Mr Andrew Dismore)—brought up, and read the first time.
 
        A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That the Clause be read a second time;
 
        Mrs Ann Winterton rose in her place and claimed to move, That the Question be now put.
 
        And the Question being put, That the Question be now put;
 
        The House divided.
 
          Tellers for the Ayes, Mr Edward Leigh, The Reverend Martin Smyth: 96.
 
          Tellers for the Noes, Mr Joe Ashton, Dr Jenny Tonge: 10.
 
        Whereupon the Deputy Speaker declared that the Question was not decided in the Affirmative because it was not supported by the majority prescribed by Standing Order No. 37 (Majority for closure or for proposal of question).
 
        Question again proposed, That the Clause be read a second time;
 
        And it being half-past Two o'clock, the Debate stood adjourned.
 
        Debate to be resumed on Friday 5th May.
4Public House Names Bill,—The Order of the day being read, for the Second Reading of the Public House Names Bill;
 
        Ordered, That the Bill be read a second time on Friday 5th May.
5Scottish Adjacent Waters Boundaries (Amendment) Bill,—The Order of the day being read, for the Second Reading of the Scottish Adjacent Waters Boundaries (Amendment) Bill;
 
        Ordered. That the Bill be read a second time on Friday 21st July.
6Control of Hedgerows in Residential Areas Bill,—The Order of the day being read, for the Second Reading of the Control of Hedgerows in Residential Areas Bill;
 
        Ordered, That the Bill be read a second time on Friday 12th May.
7Zoo Licensing (Amendment) Bill,—The Order of the day being read, for the Second Reading of the Zoo Licensing (Amendment) Bill;
 
        Ordered, That the Bill be read a second time on Friday 5th May.
8Retail Packaging Recycling Bill,—The Order of the day being read, for the Second Reading of the Retail Packaging Recycling Bill;
 
        Ordered, That the Bill be read a second time on Friday 21st July.
9Parliamentary Commissioner (Amendment) Bill [Lords],—The Order of the day being read, for the Second Reading of the Parliamentary Commissioner (Amendment) Bill [Lords];
 
        Ordered, That the Bill be read a second time on Friday 21st July.
10Road 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 5th May.
11Public Accounts,—Ordered, That Mr Richard Page be discharged from the Committee of Public Accounts and Mr Edward Leigh be added to the Committee.—(Mr Tony McNulty.)
12Adjournment,—Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.—(Mr Tony McNulty.)
 
        And accordingly the House, having continued to sit till one minute past Three o'clock, adjourned till Monday 17th April.
[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 I
Papers presented or laid upon the Table:
Papers subject to Negative Resolution:
1Health and Safety,—Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations 2000 (S.I., 2000, No. 1059), dated 13th April 2000 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Milburn].
2London Government,—(1) GLA Roads (Supplementary Provisions) Order 2000 (S.I., 2000, No. 1064), dated 14th April 2000, and
 
        (2) London Government (Continuity of Employment) Order 2000 (S.I., 2000, No. 1042), dated 12th April 2000
 
    [by Act] [Mr Secretary Prescott].
Other Papers:
3Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons,—Report by the Secretary of State for Health on Research and Development Work on Equipment for Disabled People, 1998 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Milburn].
4Treaty Series (No. 40, 2000),—Agreement, done at London on 11th February 1997, between the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Government of the Republic of Colombia concerning Mutual Assistance in Relation to Criminal Matters [by Command] [Cm. 4682] [Mr Secretary Cook].
5Treaty Series (No. 41, 2000),—Agreement, done at Singapore on 12th February 1997, between the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Government of the Republic of Singapore for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with respect to Taxes on Income and Capital Gains, with Exchange of Notes [by Command] [Cm. 4683] [Mr Secretary Cook].
APPENDIX II
Standing Committees
Draft Youth Justice Board for England and Wales Order 2000,—The Committee of Selection has discharged Mr Phil Sawford from the First Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the draft Order); and nominated in substitution Mr Allan Rogers.



 
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