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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Tuesday 6th June 2000

The House met at half-past Two o'clock.
PRAYERS.
1City of Newcastle upon Tyne Bill [Lords],—The Order of the day being read, for the Third Reading of the City of Newcastle upon Tyne Bill [Lords];
 
        Ordered, That the Bill be read a third time on Tuesday 13th June.
2Greenham and Crookham Commons Bill,—The Order of the day being read, for the Second Reading of the Greenham and Crookham Commons Bill;
 
        Ordered, That the Bill be read a second time on Tuesday 13th June.
3Railtrack (Waverley Station) Order Confirmation Bill,—The House, according to Order, proceeded to consider the Railtrack (Waverley Station) Order Confirmation Bill.
 
        Bill to be read the third time to-morrow.
4Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate Bill [Lords],—Mr Bill Olner reported from Standing Committee B, That it had gone through the Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate Bill [Lords], and made an Amendment thereunto.
 
        Bill, as amended in the Standing Committee, to be considered to-morrow.
 
        Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee to be printed [No. 552].
5Criminal Justice (Mode of Trial) (No. 2) Bill,—Mr John Maxton reported from Standing Committee D, That it had gone through the Criminal Justice (Mode of Trial) (No. 2) Bill; and directed him to report the same, without Amendment.
 
        Bill, not amended in the Standing Committee, to be considered to-morrow.
 
        Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee to be printed [No. 555].
6Fur Farming (Prohibition) Bill,—Mr Jonathan Sayeed reported from Standing Committee E, That it had gone through the Fur Farming (Prohibition) Bill, and directed him to report the same, without Amendment.
 
        Bill, not amended in the Standing Committee, to be considered to-morrow.
 
        Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee to be printed [No. 553].
7Learning and Skills Bill [Lords],—Mr Joe Benton reported from Standing Committee F, That it had gone through the Learning and Skills Bill [Lords], and made Amendments thereunto.
 
        Bill, as amended in the Standing Committee, to be considered to-morrow; and to be printed [Bill 136].
 
        Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee to be printed [No. 554].
8Welsh Grand Committee,—A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 107 (Welsh Grand Committee (matters relating exclusively to Wales)), That the matter of Social Exclusion in Wales be referred to the Welsh Grand Committee for its consideration—(Mr Gerry Sutcliffe):—It was agreed to.
9Taxation (Right to Know),—Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to require the Treasury to send to each household and business an annual statement of the rates of each tax and excise duty; and for connected purposes: And that Mr John Bercow, Mr Graham Brady, Mr David Davis, Mr Alan Duncan, Mr Michael Fallon, Mr Nick Hawkins, Miss Julie Kirkbride, Dr Julian Lewis, Miss Anne McIntosh, Mr Owen Paterson, Mr David Prior and Mr David Ruffley do prepare and bring it in.
10Taxation (Right to Know) Bill,—Mr John Bercow accordingly presented a Bill to require the Treasury to send to each household and business an annual statement of the rates of each tax and excise duty; and for connected purposes: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time on Friday 21st July and to be printed [Bill 137].
11Police (Northern Ireland) Bill,—The Order of the day being read, for the Second Reading of the Police (Northern Ireland) Bill;
 
        And a Motion being made, and the Question being proposed, That the Bill be now read a second time;
 
        An Amendment was proposed to the Question, to leave out from the word 'That' to the end of the Question and add the words 'this House declines to give the Police (Northern Ireland) Bill a Second Reading as it fails to preserve the proud title and insignia of the Royal Ulster Constabulary; enables the political representatives of paramilitary organisations to sit on the Policing Board and District Policing Partnerships without a start to the decommissioning of illegally-held arms and explosives; provides inadequate safeguards against people convicted of terrorist offences serving on the Policing Board or the District Policing Partnerships; and threatens significantly to increase the politicisation of policing in Northern Ireland', instead thereof.—(Mr Andrew MacKay.)
 
        And the Question being put, That the Amendment be made;
 
        The House divided.
 
          Tellers for the Ayes, Mr Stephen Day, Mr Peter Atkinson: 142.
 
          Tellers for the Noes, Mr Tony McNulty, Mr David Jamieson: 342.
 
        So the Question was negatived.
 
        And the Main Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 62 (Amendment on second or third reading);
 
        The House divided.
 
          Tellers for the Ayes, Mr Tony McNulty, Mr David Jamieson: 329.
 
          Tellers for the Noes, Mr William Ross, Mr Roy Beggs: 14.
 
        So the Question was agreed to.
 
        The Bill was accordingly read a second time and stood committed to a Standing Committee.
12Police (Northern Ireland) Bill [Money],—Her Majesty's Recommendation having been signified to the proposed Motion relating to Police (Northern Ireland) Bill [Money];
 
        A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 52 (Money resolutions and ways and means resolutions in connection with bills), That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the Police (Northern Ireland) Bill, it is expedient to authorise the payment out of money provided by Parliament of—
 
        (a) any expenditure incurred by the Secretary of State under the Act; and
 
        (b) any increase attributable to the Act in the sums payable out of money so provided under any other enactment—(Mr Kevin Hughes):—It was agreed to.
13Welsh Grand Committee,—A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 108 (Welsh Grand Committee (sittings)), That the Welsh Grand Committee shall meet on Tuesday 20th June at half-past Ten o'clock and between Four o'clock and Six o'clock at Westminster to take questions under Standing Order No. 103 (Welsh Grand Committee (questions for oral answer)), and to consider the matter of Social Exclusion in Wales, under Standing Order No. 107 (Welsh Grand Committee (matters relating exclusively to Wales))—(Mr Kevin Hughes):—It was agreed to.
14International Development,—Ordered, That Mr Tony Colman be added to the International Development Committee.—(Mr John McWilliam, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.)
15Public Petitions,—A Public Petition from residents of Plymouth and the South West supporting the development of the Language Energy Park was presented and read; and ordered to lie upon the Table and to be printed.
16Adjournment,—Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.—(Mr Kevin Hughes.)
 
        And accordingly the House, having continued to sit till three minutes to Eleven o'clock, adjourned till to-morrow.
[Adjourned at 10.57 p.m.
Betty Boothroyd
Speaker        

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

APPENDIX I
Papers presented or laid upon the Table:
Papers subject to Negative Resolution:
1Census,—Census Regulations 2000 (S.I., 2000, No. 1473), dated 5th June 2000 [by Act] [Miss Melanie Johnson].
2Criminal Law,—Burma (Freezing of Funds) Regulations 2000 (S.I., 2000, No. 1472), dated 5th June 2000 [by Act] [Miss Melanie Johnson].
3Environmental Protection,—Sulphur Content of Liquid Fuels (England and Wales) Regulations 2000 (S.I., 2000, No. 1460), dated 5th June 2000 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Prescott].
4Health and Safety (Northern Ireland),—Transport of Explosives (Safety Advisers) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2000 (S.R.(N.I.), 2000, No. 171), dated 10th May 2000 [by Statutory Instrument] [Mr Secretary Mandelson].
5Road Traffic,—(1) International Transport of Goods under Cover of TIR Carnets (Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 2000 (S.I., 2000, No. 1464), and
 
        (2) Passenger and Goods Vehicles (Recording Equipment) (Approval of Fitters and Workshops) (Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 2000 (S.I., 2000, No. 1465),
 
    dated 5th June 2000 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Prescott].
Papers subject to Special Parliamentary Procedure:
6Pipe-Lines,—Devil's Dyke Brighton and Hove Compulsory Rights Order 2000, dated 14th May 2000, together with a Certificate by the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry under section 2 of the Statutory Orders (Special Procedure) Act 1945 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Byers].
Other Papers:
7Culture, Media and Sport,—Department of Culture, Media and Sport Minute concerning the proposed gifting of the Natural History Museum, South Kensington, to the Board of Trustees of the Natural History Museum [by Command] [Mr Secretary Smith].
8Erskine Bridge Tolls,—Accounts of the Scottish Office Development Department: Erskine Bridge for 1998-99, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 547] [Clerk of the House].
9Statutory Instruments (Notification),—Communication declaring that the undermentioned Statutory Instruments had come into operation before copies were laid before Parliament and explaining why such copies had not been so laid before the Instruments came into operation:
 
        Northern Ireland Act 2000 (Modification) Order 2000 (S.I., 2000, No. 1446), and
 
        Northern Ireland Act 2000 (Restoration of Devolved Government) Order 2000 (S.I., 2000, No. 1445)
 
    [by Standing Order] [The Speaker].
10Supreme Court of England and Wales,—Civil Courts (Amendment) Order 2000 (S.I., 2000, No. 1482), dated 6th June 2000 [by Act] [Mr David Lock].
11Treaty Series (No. 61, 2000),—Euro-Mediterranean Agreement, done at Brussels on 26th February 1996, establishing an Association between the European Communities and their Member States, on the one part, and the Kingdom of Morocco, of the other part, with Final Act [by Command] [Cm. 4725] [Mr Secretary Cook].
APPENDIX II
Standing Committees
Education (Student Support) (Amendment) Regulations 2000 (S.I., 2000, No. 1120) and the Education (Student Support) Regulations 2000 (S.I., 2000, No. 1121),—The Committee of Selection has discharged Mr James Clappison from the Sixth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the Regulations); and nominated in substitution Mr Tim Boswell.
APPENDIX III
Reports from Select Committees
1Environment, Transport and Regional Affairs,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Environment Sub-Committee of the Environment, Transport and Regional Affairs Committee [UK Biodiversity]; to be printed [No. 441-iii] [Mr Andrew F. Bennett].
2Foreign Affairs and Trade and Industry,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Foreign Affairs and Trade and Industry Committees meeting concurrently, pursuant to paragraph (4)(e) of Standing Order No. 152 (Select committees related to government departments) [The Work of British Trade International]; to be printed [No. 550-i] [Mr Martin O'Neill].


Supplement to the Votes and Proceedings
Tuesday 6th June 2000
Minutes of Proceedings of the Sitting in Westminster Hall
[pursuant to the Order of 24th May 1999]

The House met at Ten o'clock.
PRAYERS.
Adjournment,—A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That the sitting be now adjourned—(Mr David Jamieson);
 
        And it being One o'clock, the sitting was adjourned without Question put, till to-morrow.
[Adjourned at 1 p.m.
Sir Alan Haselhurst
Deputy Speaker        



 
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