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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Friday 19th May 2000

The House met at half-past Nine o'clock.
PRAYERS.
1Police Bill,—Ordered, That the Examiners of Petitions for Private Bills do examine the Police Bill with respect to the applicability thereto of the Standing Orders relating to Private Business.
2Message from the Lords,—A Message was brought from the Lords, as follows:
 
        The Lords have agreed to the Financial Services and Markets Bill, with Amendments; to which the Lords desire the concurrence of this House.
3Financial Services and Markets Bill,—Lords Amendments to the Financial Services and Markets Bill to be considered on Monday 22nd May and to be printed [Bill 130].
4School Crossing Patrols (Amendment) Bill,—The Order for reading the School Crossing Patrols (Amendment) Bill a second time on Friday 9th June was read and discharged.
 
        Bill withdrawn.
5Health Service Commissioners (Amendment) Bill,—The House, according to Order, proceeded to consider the Health Service Commissioners (Amendment) Bill, not amended in the Standing Committee.
 
        A Clause (Time limit on making of complaints (No. 2))—(Mr Eric Forth)—brought up, and read the first time.
 
        Question proposed, That the Clause be read a second time:—Clause, by leave, withdrawn.
 
        A Clause (Requirements to be complied with)—(Ms Gisela Stuart)—brought up, read the first and second time, and added to the Bill.
 
        Another Clause (Transitional provision)—(Ms Gisela Stuart)—brought up, read the first and second time, and added to the Bill.
 
        An Amendment (No. 12) proposed to the Bill, in page 1, line 20, at the end to insert the words—
 
        '(4) In section 3 (general remit of Commissioners)—
 
          (a) at the end of subsection (1) insert "or, in the event that the person the subject of the complaint has retired or resigned from the National Health Service, refer the complaint to the professional body of the registered medical practitioner, dentist or nurse who is the subject of the complaint;"
 
          (b) at the end of subsection (1A) insert "or, in the event that the person the subject of the complaint has retired or resigned from the National Health Service, refer the complaint to the professional body of the registered medical practitioner, dentist or nurse who is the subject of the complaint;"
 
          (c) at the end of subsection (1C) insert "or, in the event that the person the subject of the complaint has retired or resigned from the National Health Service, refer the complaint to the professional body of the registered medical practitioner, dentist or nurse who is the subject of the complaint".'.—(Mr Andrew Dismore)
 
        Question proposed, That the Amendment be made:—Amendment, by leave, withdrawn.
 
        An Amendment (No. 11) made to the Bill.
 
        Another Amendment (No. 17) proposed to the Bill, in the Title, at the end to add the words 'to extend the provisions of the Act to persons who have retired or resigned from the National Health Service; and for related purposes.'.—(Mr Andrew Dismore.)
 
        Question proposed, That the Amendment be made:—Amendment, by leave, withdrawn.
 
        The Bill was read the third time, and passed.
6Protection of Animals (Amendment) Bill,—The Order of the day being read, for resuming the adjourned Debate on the Question proposed on 28th January, That the Protection of Animals (Amendment) Bill be now read a second time.
 
        Question put and agreed to.
 
        The Bill was accordingly read a second time, and stood committed to a Standing Committee.
7Building Societies (Transfer Resolutions) Bill,—The Order of the day being read, for the Second Reading of the Building Societies (Transfer Resolutions) 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 21st July.
8Urban Regeneration and Countryside Protection Bill,—The Order of the day being read, for resuming the adjourned Debate on the Question proposed on 24th March, That the Urban Regeneration and Countryside Protection Bill be now read a second time;
 
        Ordered, That the Debate be resumed on Friday 9th June.
9Census (Amendment) Bill [Lords],—The Order of the day being read, for the Second Reading of the Census (Amendment) Bill [Lords];
 
        Ordered, That the Bill be read a second time on Friday 9th June.
10Corporate Homicide Bill,—The Order of the day being read, for the Second Reading of the Corporate Homicide Bill;
 
        Ordered, That the Bill be read a second time on Friday 9th June.
11Zoo 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 9th June.
12Road 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 9th June.
13Adjournment,—Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.—(Mr Tony McNulty.)
 
        And accordingly the House, having continued to sit till Three o'clock, adjourned till Monday 22nd May.
[Adjourned at 3 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,—Local Government Finance (England) Special Grant Report (No. 62) on Private Finance Initiative [by Act]; to be printed [No. 458] [Mr Secretary Prescott].
Papers subject to Negative Resolution:
2Criminal Law,—Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (Freezing of Funds and Prohibition on Investment) (Amendment) Regulations 2000 (S.I., 2000, No. 1367), dated 19th May 2000 [by Act] [Miss Melanie Johnson].
3Disabled Persons,—Rail Vehicle Accessibility (The Chiltern Railway Company Limited Class 168/1 Vehicles) Exemption Order 2000 (S.I., 2000, No. 1349), dated 18th May 2000 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Prescott].
4London Government,—(1) GLA Side Roads (London Borough of Hounslow) Designation Order 2000 (S.I., 2000, No. 1307),
 
        (2) GLA Side Roads (London Borough of Lambeth) Designation Order 2000 (S.I., 2000, No. 1312),
 
        (3) GLA Side Roads (London Borough of Lewisham) Designation Order 2000 (S.I., 2000, No. 1310),
 
        (4) GLA Side Roads (London Borough of Merton) Designation Order 2000 (S.I., 2000, No. 1313),
 
        (5) GLA Side Roads (London Borough of Newham) Designation Order 2000 (S.I., 2000, No. 1311),
 
        (6) GLA Side Roads (Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames) Designation Order 2000 (S.I., 2000, No. 1309),
 
        (7) GLA Side Roads (Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea) Designation Order 2000 (S.I., 2000, No. 1308),
 
    dated 12th May 2000 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Prescott].
5Medicines,—Medicines (Aristolochia and Mu Tong etc.) (Temporary Prohibition) Order 2000 (S.I., 2000, No. 1368), dated 18th May 2000 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Milburn].
6Road Traffic (Northern Ireland),—Road Vehicles (Registration and Licensing) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2000 (S.I., 2000, No. 1369), dated 18th May 2000 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Prescott].



 
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