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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Monday 5th June 2000

The House met at half-past Two o'clock.
PRAYERS.
1Financial Services and Markets Bill (Supplemental Allocation of Time),—A Motion was made, and the Question being put, That the Order of the House [9th February] be supplemented as follows:
Lords Amendments
 
        1. Proceedings on Consideration of Lords Amendments shall be completed at today's sitting and, if not previously concluded, shall be brought to a conclusion at Eleven o'clock.
 
        2.—(1) This paragraph applies for the purpose of bringing any proceedings to a conclusion in accordance with paragraph 1.
 
        (2) The Speaker shall first put forthwith any Question which has already been proposed from the Chair and not yet decided.
 
        (3) If that Question is for the amendment of a Lords Amendment, the Speaker shall then put forthwith—
 
        (a) the Question on any further Amendment of the Lords Amendment moved by a Minister of the Crown, and
 
        (b) the Question on any Motion made by a Minister of the Crown, That this House agrees or disagrees with the Lords in the Amendment or (as the case may be) in the Amendment as amended.
 
        (4) The Speaker shall then put forthwith—
 
        (a) the Question on any Amendment moved by a Minister of the Crown to a Lords Amendment, and
 
        (b) the Question on any Motion made by a Minister of the Crown, That this House agrees or disagrees with the Lords in the Amendment or (as the case may be) in the Amendment as amended.
 
        (5) The Speaker shall then put forthwith the Question on any Motion made by a Minister of the Crown, that this House disagrees with the Lords in a Lords Amendment.
 
        (6) The Speaker shall then put forthwith the Question, That this House agrees with the Lords in all the remaining Lords Amendments.
 
        (7) As soon as the House has agreed or disagreed with the Lords in any of their Amendments, or disposed of an Amendment relevant to a Lords Amendment which has been disagreed to, the Speaker shall put forthwith a single Question on any Amendments moved by a Minister of the Crown relevant to the Lords Amendment.
Subsequent Stages
 
        3.—(1) The Speaker shall put forthwith the Question on any Motion made by a Minister of the Crown for the consideration forthwith of any further Message from the Lords on the Bill.
 
        (2) The proceedings on any further Message from the Lords shall, if not previously concluded, be brought to a conclusion one hour after their commencement.
 
        (3) Sub-paragraphs (4) to (7) apply for the purpose of bringing those proceedings to a conclusion.
 
        (4) The Speaker shall first put forthwith any Question which has already been proposed from the Chair and not yet decided.
 
        (5) The Speaker shall then put forthwith the Question on any Motion made by a Minister of the Crown which is related to the Question already proposed from the Chair.
 
        (6) The Speaker shall then put forthwith the Question on any Motion made by a Minister of the Crown on or relevant to any item.
 
        (7) The Speaker shall then put forthwith the Question, That this House agrees with the Lords in all the remaining Lords Proposals.
Reasons Committee
 
        4. The Speaker shall put forthwith the Question on any Motion made by a Minister of the Crown for the appointment, nomination and quorum of a Committee to draw up Reasons and the appointment of its Chairman.
 
        5.—(1) A Committee appointed to draw up Reasons shall report before the conclusion of the sitting at which it is appointed.
 
        (2) Proceedings in the Committee shall, if not previously brought to a conclusion, be brought to a conclusion 30 minutes after their commencement.
 
        (3) For the purpose of bringing any proceedings to a conclusion in accordance with sub-paragraph (2) the Chairman shall—
 
        (a) first put forthwith any Question which has already been proposed from the Chair and has not yet been decided; and
 
        (b) then put forthwith successively Questions on motions which may be made by a Minister of the Crown for assigning a Reason for disagreeing with the Lords in any of their Amendments.
 
        (4) The proceedings of the Committee shall be reported without any further Question being put.
Miscellaneous
 
        6. If the House is adjourned, or the sitting is suspended, before the expiry of the period at the end of which any proceedings are to be brought to a conclusion under this order, no notice shall be required of a Motion made at the next sitting by a Minister of the Crown for varying or supplementing the provisions of this Order.
 
        7.—(1) In this paragraph "the proceedings" means proceedings on Consideration of Lords Amendments, on any further Message from the Lords on the Bill, on the appointment and quorum of a Committee to draw up Reasons and the Report of such a Committee.
 
        (2) Standing Order No. 15(1) (Exempted business) shall apply to the proceedings.
 
        (3) The proceedings shall not be interrupted under any Standing Order relating to the sittings of the House.
 
        (4) No dilatory Motion with respect to, or in the course of, the proceedings shall be made except by a Minister of the Crown, and the Question on any such Motion shall be put forthwith.
 
        8. If proceedings on a Motion for the Adjournment of the House would, by virtue of Standing Order No. 24 (Urgent matters), commence at a time when proceedings to which paragraph 7 applies are in progress, proceedings on the Motion shall be postponed to the conclusion of those proceedings—(Miss Melanie Johnson);
 
        The House divided.
 
          Tellers for the Ayes, Mr David Clelland, Mr Kevin Hughes: 244.
 
          Tellers for the Noes, Mr Peter Luff, Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown: 126.
 
        So the Question was agreed to.
2Financial Services and Markets Bill,—The House, according to Order, proceeded to consider the Lords Amendments to the Financial Services and Markets Bill.
 
        Lords Amendments Nos. 1 and 2 were agreed to.
 
        Lords Amendment No. 3.
 
        An Amendment was proposed to the Lords Amendment, in line 2, to leave out from the word 'to' to the end of the Lords Amendment, and to insert the words 'all relevant generally accepted principles of good corporate governance and in discharging its functions the Authority must act in a way which is fair, reasonable, open and proportionate'.—(Mr David Heathcoat-Amory.)
 
        Question, That the Amendment be made to the Lords Amendment, put and negatived.
 
        The Lords Amendment was agreed to.
 
        Lords Amendments Nos. 4 and 5 were agreed to.
 
        Lords Amendment No. 6.
 
        An Amendment was proposed to the Lords Amendment, in line 8, at the end, to insert the words—
 
          '(4) The Authority's statement must be published in such manner as the Authority considers appropriate.'.—(Mr Howard Flight.)
 
        Question, That the Amendment be made to the Lords Amendment, put and negatived.
 
        The Lords Amendment was agreed to.
 
        Lords Amendments Nos. 7 to 58 were agreed to.
 
        Lords Amendment No. 59.
 
        An Amendment was proposed to the Lords Amendment, in line 30, at the end, to insert the words—
 
          '(10) Subsections (6) and (9) and section 383(1) do not apply if the exercise of the Authority's power under section 40(7)(a) is made at the request of the applicant.'.—(Mr Howard Flight.)
 
        Question put, That the Amendment be made to the Lords Amendment.
 
        The House divided.
 
          Tellers for the Ayes, Mr Peter Luff, Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown: 141.
 
          Tellers for the Noes, Jim Dowd, Mrs Anne McGuire: 250.
 
        So the Question was negatived.
 
        The Lords Amendment was agreed to.
 
        Lords Amendments Nos. 60 to 130 were agreed to.
 
        Lords Amendment No. 131.
 
        An Amendment was proposed to the Lords Amendment, in line 9, after the word 'subsection' to insert the words '; or—
 
          (c) he did not intend to give anyone a false or misleading impression falling within section 109(2)(b) and in engaging in the relevant behaviour he was not reckless as to whether he might give anyone that false or misleading impression; or
 
          (d) where the relevant behaviour fell within section 109(2)(b) and was engaged in by a person other than an individual, the impression given by his behaviour was misleading only because of information which the individual who engaged in that behaviour on his behalf did not know about and that individual was an individual to whom subsection ( ) applies.
 
        ( ) This subsection applies to an individual if the information was withheld from him in circumstances permitted by control of information rules and he was not directly or indirectly required to engage in that behaviour by a person who did know the information.'.—(Mr David Heathcoat-Amory.)
 
        Question put, That the Amendment be made to the Lords Amendment.
 
        The House divided.
 
          Tellers for the Ayes, Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, Mr Peter Luff: 112.
 
          Tellers for the Noes, Mr Greg Pope, Mr Mike Hall: 301.
 
        So the Question was negatived.
 
        The Lords Amendment was agreed to.
 
        Lords Amendments Nos. 132 to 179 were agreed to.
 
        Lords Amendment No. 180.
 
        A Motion was made, and the Question being put, That this House disagrees with the Lords in their Amendment—(Miss Melanie Johnson);
 
        The House divided.
 
          Tellers for the Ayes, Mr Clive Betts, Mr Mike Hall: 304.
 
          Tellers for the Noes, Mrs Eleanor Laing, Mr Peter Luff: 110.
 
        So the Question was agreed to.
 
        The Lords Amendment was accordingly disagreed to.
 
        An Amendment ((a)) was proposed to the Bill, in lieu of Lords Amendment No. 180 disagreed to.—(Mr David Jamieson.)
 
        Question put, That the Amendment be made.
 
        The House divided.
 
          Tellers for the Ayes, Mr Clive Betts, Mr Graham Allen: 302.
 
          Tellers for the Noes, Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, Mr Peter Luff: 110.
 
        So the Question was agreed to.
 
        Lords Amendments Nos. 181 and 182 were agreed to.
 
        Lords Amendments No. 183.
 
        An Amendment was proposed to the Lords Amendment, in line 9, after the word 'position', to insert the words ', or of prejudicing the competitive position of the United Kingdom,'.—(Mr David Heathcoat-Amory.)
 
        Question put, That the Amendment be made to the Lords Amendment.
 
        The House divided.
 
          Tellers for the Ayes, Mr Peter Luff, Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown: 129.
 
          Tellers for the Noes, Mr Clive Betts, Mr Graham Allen: 283.
 
        So the Question was negatived.
 
        The Lords Amendment was agreed to.
 
        Lords Amendments Nos. 184 to 269 were agreed to.
 
        Lords Amendment No. 270.
 
        An Amendment ((a)) was proposed to the Lords Amendment, in line 12, to leave out from the word 'would' to the word 'his' in line 14, and to insert the words 'at the time he decides to participate in the scheme—
 
          (a) expect that he would be able to realise within a reasonable period (otherwise than on a liquidation or default of BC or a default of the investor)'.—(Mr Howard Flight.)
 
        Question proposed, That the Amendment to the Lords Amendment be made:
 
        Amendment, by leave, withdrawn.
 
        Lords Amendments Nos. 271 to 588 agreed to.
 
        Lords Amendment No. 589.
 
        An Amendment was made to the Lords Amendment.
 
        The Lords Amendment, so amended, was agreed to.
 
        Lords Amendments Nos. 590 and 591 were agreed to.
 
        Lords Amendment No. 592.
 
        A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That this House agrees with the Lords in their Amendment;
 
        And it being Eleven o'clock, the Deputy Speaker put the Question already proposed from the Chair, pursuant to Order [This day].
 
        The Lords Amendment was agreed to.
 
        The Deputy Speaker then put forthwith the Question, That this House agrees with the Lords in all the remaining Lords Amendments.
 
        The House divided.
 
          Tellers for the Ayes, Mr Bob Ainsworth, Mr Clive Betts: 287.
 
          Tellers for the Noes, Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, Mr John Randall: 114.
 
        So the Question was agreed to.
 
        Lords Amendments Nos. 593 to 675 were accordingly agreed to.
3Section 5 of the European Communities (Amendment) Act 1993,—A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Order [11th May] and Standing Order No. 118 (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation), That this House takes note with approval of the Government's assessment as set out in Financial Statement and Budget Report 2000-01 and the Economic and Fiscal Strategy Report 2000-01 for the purposes of section 5 of the European Communities (Amendment) Act 1993—(Mr David Clelland):—It was agreed to.
4Adjournment,—Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.—(Mr David Clelland.)
 
        And accordingly the House, having continued to sit till twenty minutes to Twelve o'clock, adjourned till to-morrow.
[Adjourned at 11.40
Betty Boothroyd
Speaker        

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

APPENDIX I
Papers presented by Her Majesty's Command and delivered to the Votes and Proceeds Office on the undermentioned dates during the adjournment pursuant to Standing Order No. 158(Presentation of command papers);
Thursday 1st June 2000
1Miscellaneous (No. 13, 2000),—Sixth Protocol to the General Agreement on Privileges and Immunities of the Council of Europe, opened for signature at Strasbourg on 5th March 1996, with an Explanatory Memorandum [Cm. 4727] [Mr Secretary Cook].
2Miscellaneous (No. 14, 2000),—European Agreement relating to Persons Participating in Proceedings of the European Court of Human Rights, opened for signature at Strasbourg on 5th March 1996, with an Explanatory Memorandum [Cm. 4728] [Mr Secretary Cook].
3Treaty Series (No. 59, 2000),—Exchange of Notes, done at Colombo on 10th March and 12th April 1999, between the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Government of the Republic of Sri Lanka amending the Air Services Agreement, signed at Colombo on 22nd April 1988 [Cm. 4719] [Mr Secretary Cook].
4Treaty Series (No. 60, 2000),—Agreement, done at London on 8th March 2000, between the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Government of the Kingdom of Sweden on the Reciprocal Holding of Stocks of Crude Oil and/or Petroleum Products [Cm. 4720] [Mr Secretary Cook].
Papers delivered to the Votes and Proceedings Office on the undermentioned dates during the adjournment pursuant to Standing Order No. 159 (Presentation of statutory instruments):
Papers subject to Negative Resolution:
Friday 26th May 2000
5Education,—(1) Education (Mandatory Awards) (Amendment) Regulations 2000 (S.I., 2000, No. 1425), dated 25th May 2000, and
 
        (2) Education (Student Support) (European Institutions) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2000 (S.I., 2000, No. 1407), dated 23rd May 2000.
 
    [Mr Secretary Blunkett].
6Justices of the Peace,—Commission Areas (Thames Valley) Order 2000 (S.I. 2000, No. 1429), dated 22nd May 2000 [Mr David Lock].
Wednesday 31st May 2000
7Pensions,—Local Government (Early Termination of Employment) Discretionary Compensation) (England and Wales) Regulations 2000 (S.I. 2000, No. 1410), dated 24th May 2000 [Mr Secretary Prescott].
8Public Passenger Transport,—Public Service Vehicles (Conditions of Fitness, Equipment, Use and Certification) (Amendment) Regulations 2000 (S.I. 2000, No. 1431), dated 25th May 2000 [Mr Secretary Prescott].
9Road Traffic,—(1) Goods Vehicles (Plating and Testing) (Amendment) Regulations 2000 (S.I., 2000, No. 1433), dated 25th May 2000,
 
        (2) Motor Vehicles (Tests) (Amendment) Regulations 2000 (S.I., 2000, No. 1432), dated 25th May 2000, and
 
        (3) Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) (Amendment) Regulations 2000 (S.I., 2000, No. 1434), dated 26th May 2000
 
    [Mr Secretary Prescott].
Thursday 1st June 2000
10Disabled Persons,—Rail Vehicle Accessibility (Central Trains Class 170/5 and Class 170/6 Vehicles) Exemption Order 2000 (S.I., 2000, No. 1441), dated 31st May 2000 [Mr Secretary Prescott].
Friday 2nd June 2000
11Education,—General Teaching Council for England (Constitution) (Amendment) Regulations 2000 (S.I., 2000, No. 1447), dated 31st May 2000 [Mr Secretary Blunkett].
12Social Security,—Income Support (General) and Jobseeker's Allowance Amendment Regulations 2000 (S.I., 2000, No. 1444), dated 1st June 2000 [Mr Secretary Darling].
13Terms and Conditions of Employment,—Employment Code of Practice (Access to Workers during Recognition and Derecognition Ballots) Order 2000 (S.I., 2000, No. 1443), dated 26th May 2000 [Mr Secretary Byers].
Papers presented or laid upon the Table on Monday 5th June 2000:
Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution:
14Contracts,—Draft Contracts (Applicable Law) Act 1990 (Amendment) Order 2000 [by Act] [Mr David Lock].
15Judgments,—Draft Civil Jurisdiction and Judgments Act 1982 (Amendment) Order 2000 [by Act] [Mr David Lock].
16Northern Ireland,—(1) Northern Ireland Act 2000 (Modification) Order 2000 (S.I., 2000, No. 1446), and
 
        (2) Northern Ireland Act 2000 (Restoration of Devolved Government) Order 2000 (S.I., 2000, No. 1445),
 
        dated 27th May 2000 [by Act] (Mr Secretary Mandelson].
Papers subject to Negative Resolution;
17Family Law,—Divorce etc. (Pensions) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2000 (S.R. (N.I.), 2000, No. 210), dated 27th May 2000 [by Statutory Instrument] [Mr David Lock].
18Universities of Oxford and Cambridge,—Statute, dated 11th January 2000, made by the University of Cambridge, amending the Statutes of the University [by Act] [Margaret Beckett].
Other papers:
19Criminal Appeal,—Accounts of the Criminal Cases Review Commission for 1999-2000, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 544] [Clerk of the House].
20Defence,—Paper, entitled Kosovo: Lessons from the Crisis [by Command] [Cm. 4724] [Mr Secretary Hoon].
21Employment Relations,—Report of the Central Arbitration Committee for 1st January 1999 to 31st March 2000 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Byers].
22National Audit,—Report by the Comptroller and Auditor General on Kosovo: The Financial Management of Military Operations [by Act]; to be printed [No. 530] [Clerk of the House].
23Reserve Forces,—Regulations, dated 17th May 2000, amending the Territorial Army Regulations 1978 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Hoon].
24School Standards and Framework,—Account of the Kingston upon Hull Education Action Zone for 1998-99, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 545] [Clerk of the House].
APPENDIX II
Reports from Select Committees
1Culture, Media and Sport,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Culture, Media and Sport Committee [Cultural Property: Return and Illicit Trade]; to be printed [No. 371-vii] [Mr Gerald Kaufman].
2Foreign Affairs,—Memoranda laid before the Foreign Affairs Committee [Gibraltar] [Mr Donald Anderson].
3Health,—(1) Second Report from the Health Committee [The Tobacco Industry And The Health Risks of Smoking], together with Appendices to the Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No 27]; and
 
        (2) Memoranda laid before the Committee [The Tobacco Industry And The Health Risks of Smoking]
 
    [Mr David Hinchliffe]



 
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