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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Tuesday 4th July 2000

The House met at half-past Two o'clock.
PRAYERS.
1Alliance & Leicester Group Treasury plc (Transfer) Bill [Lords],—Ordered, That the Alliance & Leicester Group Treasury plc (Transfer) Bill [Lords] be read a second time on Tuesday 11th July.
2City 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 the third time on Tuesday 11th July.
3Greenham 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 Monday 10th July at Seven o'clock.
4Care Standards Bill [Lords],—Mr Roger Gale reported from Standing Committee G, That it had gone through the Care Standards Bill [Lords], and made Amendments thereunto, and had amended the Title as follows:
 
        A Bill to establish a National Care Standards Commission; to make provision for the registration and regulation of children's homes, independent hospitals, independent clinics, care homes, residential family centres, independent medical agencies, domiciliary care agencies, fostering agencies, nurses agencies and voluntary adoption agencies, to make provision for the regulation and inspection of local authority fostering and adoption services; to establish a General Social Care Council and a Care Council for Wales and make provision for the registration, regulation and training of social care workers; to make provision for the registration, regulation and training of those providing child minding or day care, to make provision for the protection of children and vulnerable adults; to amend the law about children looked after in schools and colleges; to repeal the Nurses Agencies Act 1957; to amend Schedule 1 to the Local Authority Social Services Act 1970; and for connected purposes.
 
        Bill, as amended in the Standing Committee, to be considered to-morrow; and to be printed [Bill 152].
 
        Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee to be printed [No. 678].
5Third Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,—Mrs Irene Adams reported from the Third Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the draft European Court of Human Rights (Immunities and Privileges) Order 2000, and the draft International Seabed Authority (Immunities and Privileges) Order 2000.
 
        Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee to lie upon the Table.
6Sixth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,—Mr Bill O'Brien reported from the Sixth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the draft National Minimum Wage Regulations 1999 (Amendment) Regulations 2000.
 
        Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee to lie upon the Table.
7Eighth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,—Mr Jim Cunningham reported from the Eighth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the draft Data Protection (Designated Codes of Practice) (No. 2) Order 2000, and the draft Data Protection (Miscellaneous Subject Access Exemptions) (Amendment) Order 2000.
 
        Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee to lie upon the Table.
8Message from the Lords,—A Message was brought from the Lords, as follows:
 
        Terrorism Bill,—The Lords have agreed to the Terrorism Bill, with Amendments; to which the Lords desire the concurrence of this House.
9Terrorism Bill,—Lords Amendments to the Terrorism Bill to be considered to-morrow; and to be printed [Bill 153].
10Planning (Provision of Affordable Housing),—Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to permit local authorities to increase to 50 per cent. the proportion of housing in any development which is affordable to people in low paid employment or with equivalent incomes: And that Mr Simon Hughes, Mr Tom Brake, Mr Jeremy Corbyn, Mr Paul Keetch and Mr Andrew Love do prepare and bring it in.
11Planning (Provision of Affordable Housing) Bill,—Mr Simon Hughes accordingly presented a Bill to permit local authorities to increase to 50 per cent. the proportion of housing in any development which is affordable to people in low paid employment or with equivalent incomes: 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 150].
12Local Government Bill [Lords] (Programme),—Ordered, That the following provisions shall apply to the remaining proceedings on the Local Government Bill [Lords]:—
Report and Third Reading
 
        1. Proceedings on Consideration and Third Reading shall be completed in two allotted days and shall, if not previously concluded, be brought to a conclusion three hours after the commencement of proceedings on the Bill, on the second of those days.
Proceedings on Consideration
 
        2. (1) Subject to the Speaker's powers to select the amendments, new Clauses and new Schedules to be proposed, the proceedings to be taken on consideration on each of the two allotted days shall be as shown in the second column of the Table in sub-paragraph (2) below and shall be taken in the order so shown.
 
        (2) Each part of the proceedings on those days shall, if not previously brought to a conclusion, be brought to a conclusion at the time specified in relation to that part of the proceedings in the third column of the Table.

TABLE

Allotted dayProceedingsTime for conclusion of proceedings
First dayNew Clauses relating to Part I,
New Schedules so relating,
Amendments to Clauses 1 to 8.
One and one-half hours after the commencement of proceedings on this Order.
New Clauses relating to Part II, other than Clauses relating to access to information,
New Schedules relating to Part II, other than Schedules relating to access to information,
Amendments to Clauses 9 to 20
Three hours after the commencement of proceedings on this Order.
New Clauses relating to access to information,
New Schedules so relating,
Amendments to Clauses 21 and 22,
Amendments to Schedule 1,
Amendments to Clauses 23 to 40,
Amendments to Schedule 2,
Amendments to Clauses 41 to 45
Four and one-half hours after the commencement of proceedings on this Order.
New Clauses relating to Part III,
New Schedules so relating,
Amendments to Clauses 46 to 54.
Amendments to Schedule 3,
Amendments to Clauses 55 to 80
Five and one-quarter hours after the commencement of proceedings on this Order.
New Clauses relating to proportional representation,
New Schedules so relating,
New Clauses relating to Part IV,
New Schedules so relating,
Amendments to Clauses 81 to 86,
New Clauses relating to Part V, other than Clauses relating to pensions and allowances or to the repeal of section 2A of the Local Government Act 1986,
New Schedules relating to Part V, other than Schedules relating to pensions and allowances or to the repeal of section 2A of the Local Government Act 1986,
Amendments to Clauses 87 to 93.
Six hours after the commencement of proceedings on this Order.
New Clauses relating to pensions and allowances,
New Schedules so relating,
Remaining new Clauses other than Clauses relating to the repeal of section 2A of the Local Government Act 1986,
Remaining new Schedules other than Schedules relating to the repeal of section 2A of the Local Government Act 1986,
Amendments to Clauses 94 to 97
Six and three-quarter hours after the commencement of proceedings on this Order.
Second dayNew Clauses relating to the repeal of section 2A of the Local Government Act 1986,
New Schedules so relating.
Amendments to Clauses 98 to 101,
Amendments to Schedules 4 and 5,
Amendments to Clauses 102 and 103.
Two and one-quarter hours after the commencement of proceedings on the Bill on the second day.
Conclusion of proceedings
 
        3.—(1) For the purpose of concluding any proceedings which are brought to a conclusion at the time appointed by this Order, the Speaker shall forthwith put the following Questions (but no others)—
 
          (a) any Question already proposed from the Chair;
 
          (b) any Question necessary to bring to a decision a Question so proposed;
 
          (c) the Question on any amendment moved or Motion made by a Minister of the Crown;
 
          (d) any other Question necessary for the disposal of the business to be concluded.
 
        (2) Proceedings under sub-paragraph (1) above shall not be interrupted under any Standing Order relating to sittings of the House and may be decided, though opposed, at any hour.
 
        (3) On a Motion made for a new Clause or a new Schedule, the Speaker shall put only the Question that the Clause or Schedule be added to the Bill.
 
        (4) If two or more Questions would fall to be put under sub-paragraph (1)(c) on amendments moved or Motions made by a Minister of the Crown, the Speaker shall instead put a single Question in relation to those amendments or Motions.
Miscellaneous
 
        4. Paragraph (1) of Standing Order No. 15 (Exempted business) shall apply to proceedings on the Bill at today's sitting.
 
        5. Standing Order No. 82 (Business Committee) shall not apply to proceedings on the Bill.
 
        6. If on an allotted day a Motion for the adjournment of the House under Standing Order No. 24 (Adjournment on specific and important matter that should have urgent consideration) stands over from an earlier day or to Seven o'clock—
 
          (a) the bringing to a conclusion of any proceedings on the Bill which under this Order are to be brought to a conclusion on that day after that time shall be postponed for a period equal to the duration of the proceedings on the Motion, and
 
          (b) paragraph (1) of Standing Order No. 15 (Exempted business) shall apply to proceedings on the Bill for the period after Ten o'clock on that day for which sub-paragraph (a) permits them to continue.
 
        7.—(1) Any private business which has been set down for consideration at Seven o'clock on an allotted day shall, instead of being considered as provided by Standing Orders, be considered at the conclusion of the proceedings on the Bill on that day.
 
        (2) Paragraph (1) of Standing Order No. 15 (Exempted business) shall apply to the private business for a period of three hours from the conclusion of the proceedings on the Bill or, if those proceedings are concluded before Ten o'clock, for a period equal to the time elapsing between Seven o'clock and the conclusion of those proceedings.
Supplementary provisions
 
        8. In this Order "allotted day" means today or any other day on which the Bill is put down on the main business as first Government Order of the Day.
 
        9. If any Motion is made by a Minister of the Crown to amend this Order so as to provide a greater amount of time for proceedings on the Bill under paragraph 1 or 2 of this Order, the Question thereon shall be put forthwith and may be decided, though opposed, at any hour.—(Hilary Armstrong.)
13Local Government Bill [Lords] [1st allotted day],—The House, according to Order, proceeded to consider the Local Government Bill [Lords], as amended in the Standing Committee.
 
        A Clause (Power to modify enactments concerning plans etc: Wales)—(Mr David Hanson)—brought up, read the first and second time, and added to the Bill.
 
        Amendment (No. 95) proposed to the Bill, in page 1, line 18, after the word 'anything' to insert the words 'including, subject to section 3(2), the raising of money.'.—(Mr Don Foster.)
 
        Question proposed, That the Amendment be made;
 
        And it being one and a half hours after the commencement of proceedings on the Motion relating to Local Government Bill [Lords] (Programme), the Deputy Speaker, pursuant to Order [this day], put the Question already proposed from the Chair.
 
        Question, That the Amendment be made, put and negatived.
 
        The Deputy Speaker then put forthwith the remaining Questions necessary to dispose of the business to be concluded at that hour.
 
        Amendment (No. 100) made to the Bill.
 
        Another Clause (Amendments to the 1972 Act)—(Ms Beverley Hughes)—brought up, read the first and second time, and added to the Bill.
 
        Another Clause (Local authority to decide whether to introduce executive arrangements)—(Mr Nigel Waterson)—brought up and read the first time.
 
        Question put, That the Clause be read a second time.
 
        The House divided.
 
          Tellers for the Ayes, Mr John Randall, Mr Stephen Day: 110.
 
          Tellers for the Noes, Mrs Anne McGuire, Mr Clive Betts: 314.
 
        Another Clause (Application for locally developed arrangements)—(Mr Don Foster)—brought up and read the first time.
 
        Question put, That the Clause be read a second time.
 
        The House divided.
 
          Tellers for the Ayes, Mr Andrew Stunell, Mr Tom Brake: 43.
 
          Tellers for the Noes, Mrs Anne McGuire, Mr Clive Betts: 273.
 
        Another Clause (Prior discussion by political groups)—(Mr Nigel Waterson)—brought up and read the first time.
 
        Question proposed, That the Clause be read a second time;
 
        And it being three hours after the commencement of proceedings on the Programme Motion, the Deputy Speaker put the Question already proposed from the Chair.
 
        Question, that the Clause be read a second time, put and negatived.
 
        The Deputy Speaker then put forthwith the remaining Questions necessary to dispose of the business to be concluded at that hour.
 
        A Schedule (Amendments to the 1972 Act)—(Mr Robert Ainsworth)—brought up and added to the Bill.
 
        Other Amendments (Nos. 101 to 110 and 208) made to the Bill.
 
        Another Clause (Access to information: background papers)—(Ms Beverley Hughes)—brought up and read the first time.
 
        Question proposed, That the Clause be read a second time;
 
        And it being four and a half hours after the commencement of proceedings on the Programme Motion, the Deputy Speaker put the Question already proposed from the Chair.
 
        Question put, That the Clause be read a second time.
 
        The House divided.
 
          Tellers for the Ayes, Mrs Anne McGuire, Mr Graham Allen: 326.
 
          Tellers for the Noes, Mr Stephen Day, Mr John Randall: 124.
 
        The Deputy Speaker then put forthwith the remaining Questions necessary to dispose of the business to be concluded at that hour.
 
        Clause added to the Bill.
 
        Another Clause (Meetings and documents: notice etc.) brought up, read the first and second time, and added to the Bill.
 
        Other Amendments (Nos. 111, 112, 195 to 199, 220, 200 to 202, 113 to 123, 218, 219 and 124) made to the Bill.
 
        Another Clause (Restitution order)—(Mr Tim Loughton)—brought up and read the first time.
 
        Question proposed, That the Clause be read a second time;
 
        And it being five and a quarter hours after the commencement of proceedings on the Programme Motion, the Deputy Speaker put the Question already proposed from the Chair.
 
        Question, That the Clause be read a second time, put and negatived.
 
        The Deputy Speaker then put forthwith the remaining Questions necessary to dispose of the business to be concluded at that hour.
 
        Other Amendments (Nos. 125 to 161, 209 and 162 to 168) made to the Bill.
 
        Another Clause (Proportional representation for local elections in England and Wales)—(Mr Don Foster)—brought up and read the first time.
 
        Question put, That the Clause be read a second time.
 
        The House divided.
 
          Tellers for the Ayes, Mr Adrian Sanders, Mr Mark Oaten: 39.
 
          Tellers for the Noes, Mr Mike Hall, Mr Don Touhig: 284.
 
        And it being after six hours after the commencement of proceedings on the Programme Motion, the Deputy Speaker put forthwith the remaining Questions necessary to dispose of the business to be concluded at that hour.
 
        Other Amendments (Nos. 169 to 184 and 210) made to the Bill.
 
        Another Clause (Indemnification of members and officers of relevant authorities)—(Ms Beverley Hughes)—brought up, read the first and second time, and added to the Bill.
 
        Another Amendment (No. 30) proposed to the Bill, in page 70, line 31, to leave out the word 'pensions'.—(Mr Peter Atkinson.)
 
        Question, That the Amendment be made, put and negatived.
 
        Other Amendments (Nos. 46 to 48, 187, 188, 50, 189, 190 and 52) made to the Bill.
 
        Ordered, That further considerations of the Bill be now adjourned.—(Mr Robert Ainsworth.)
 
        Bill to be further considered to-morrow.
14Adjournment,—A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(Mr Robert Ainsworth.)
Wednesday 5th July 2000
 
        And the Question being put,
 
        Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.
 
        And accordingly the House, having continued to sit till ten minutes past Twelve o'clock, adjourned till this day.
[Adjourned at 12.10 a.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 Affirmative Resolution:
1Broadcasting,—Amendment, dated 3rd July 2000, to the Agreement, dated 25th January 1996, between the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport and the British Broadcasting Corporation [by Command] [Cm. 4797] [Mr Secretary Smith].
Papers subject to Negative Resolution:
2Customs and Excise,—General Betting Duty (Amendment) Regulations 2000 (S.I., 2000, No. 1726), dated 3rd July 2000 [by Act] [Mr Stephen Timms].
3Financial Services and Markets,—Financial Services and Markets (Transitional Provisions) (Designated Date for Certain Self-regulating Organisations) Order 2000 (S.I., 2000, No. 1734), dated 4th July 2000 [by Act] [Miss Melanie Johnson].
4Terms and Conditions of Employment,—Time Off for Public Duties Order 2000 (S.I., 2000, No. 1737), dated 1st July 2000 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Byers].
Other Papers:
5Civil List,—Report of the Royal Trustees [by Act]; to be printed [No. 644] [Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer].
6Foreign and Commonwealth Office,—Foreign and Commonwealth Office Minute, dated 4th July 2000, concerning the proposed gifting of a Defender aircraft to the Belize Defence Force [by Command] [Mr Secretary Cook].
7Intelligence Services,—Report of the Intelligence Services Commissioner for 1999 [by Command] [Cm. 4777] [The Prime Minister].
8Interception of Communications,—Report of the Interception of Communications Commissioner for 1999 [by Command] [Cm. 4778] [The Prime Minister].
9Legal Aid, Advice and Assistance,—Report of the Law Society of Northern Ireland on Legal Aid in Northern Ireland in 1998-99, with the Report of the Lord Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Legal Aid in Northern Ireland thereon [by Statutory Instrument]; to be printed [No. 595] [Mr David Lock].
10Local Government,—Report and Accounts of the Local Government Commission for England for 1999-2000 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Prescott].
11Security Service,—Report of the Security Service Commissioner for 1999 [by Command] [Cm. 4779] [The Prime Minister].
12Treaty Series (No. 70, 2000),—Exchange of Notes, done at Kampala on 11th May and 22nd June 1993, between the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Government of the Republic of Uganda concerning Certain Commercial Debts (The United Kingdom/Uganda Debt Agreement No. 5 (1992)) [by Command] [Cm. 4745] [Mr Secretary Cook].
13Treaty Series (No. 71, 2000),—Exchange of Notes, done at Kampala on 12th and 15th April 1994, between the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Government of the Republic of Uganda concerning Certain Commercial Debts (The United Kingdom/Uganda Debt Agreement No. 5 (1992) Amendment) [by Command] [Cm. 4746] [Mr Secretary Cook].
14Treaty Series (No. 72, 2000),—Exchange of Notes, done at Kampala on 11th and 15th May 1999, between the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Government of the Republic of Uganda concerning Certain Commercial Debts (The United Kingdom/Uganda Debt Agreement No. 7 (1998)) [by Command] [Cm. 4747] [Mr Secretary Cook].
APPENDIX II
Standing Committees
1Census (Amendment) Bill [Lords],—The Committee of Selection has discharged Mr Ivor Caplin and Mr Stephen Timms from Standing Committee D (nominated in respect of the Bill); and nominated in substitution Mr Graham Allen and Miss Melanie Johnson.
2Draft Medical Act 1983 (Amendment) Order 2000,—The Committee of Selection has discharged Ann Clwyd and Mr Piara S. Khabra from the Second Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the draft Order); and nominated in substitution Mr Kevin Barron and Ms Linda Perham.
APPENDIX III
Reports from Select Committees
1Education and Employment,—(1) Eighth Report from the Education and Employment Committee [New Deal for Young People: Two Years On]; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 510] [Mr Derek Foster]; and
 
        (2) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Education Sub-Committee of the Committee [Higher Education]; to be printed [No. 400-ix] [Mr Barry Sheerman].
2Environment, Transport and Regional Affairs,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Environment Sub-Committee of the Environment, Transport and Regional Affairs Committee [The Countryside Agency]; to be printed [No. 665-i] [Mr Andrew F. Bennett].
3Foreign Affairs,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Foreign Affairs Committee [China]; to be printed [No. 574-ii] [Mr Donald Anderson].
4International Development,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the International Development Committee [The Effectiveness of EC Development Assistance]; to be printed [No. 669-i] [Mr Bowen Wells].
5Statutory Instruments,—Twenty-fourth Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, together with Memoranda laid before the Committee; to be printed [No. 47-xxiv] [Mr David Tredinnick].
6Trade and Industry,—(1) Tenth Report from the Trade and Industry Committee [UK Space Policy], 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. 335];
 
        (2) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee [The Work of the Department of Trade and Industry]; to be printed [No. 677-i]; and
 
        (3) Memorandum laid before the Committee [Vehicle Manufacturing in the UK]
 
    [Mr Martin O'Neill].
7Welsh Affairs,—(1) Sixth Special Report from the Welsh Affairs Committee [Government Response to the Third Report from the Committee, Session 1999-2000, on Childcare in Wales]; to be printed [No. 667]; and
 
        (2) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee [Social Exclusion in Wales], to be printed [No. 365-viii]
 
    [Mr Martyn Jones].


Supplement to the Votes and Proceedings
Tuesday 4th July 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 Mike Hall);
 
        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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