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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Monday 10th July 2000

The House met at half-past Two o'clock.
PRAYERS.
1First Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,—Mr John McWilliam reported from the First Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the draft Pollution Prevention and Control (England and Wales) Regulations 2000.
 
        Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee to lie upon the Table.
2Fifth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,—Sir David Madel reported from the Fifth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the Local Government Finance (England) Special Grant Report (No. 63) on the Invest to Save Grant (House of Commons Paper No. 538).
 
        Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee to lie upon the Table.
3Seventh Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,—Mr Roger Gale reported from the Seventh Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the draft National Assembly for Wales (Transfer of Functions) (Variation) Order 2000 and the draft National Assembly for Wales (Transfer of Functions) (No. 2) Order 2000.
 
        Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee to lie upon the Table.
4Medical Profession,—A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation), That the draft Medical Act 1983 (Amendment) Order 2000, which was laid before this House on 29th June, be approved—(Jim Dowd):—It was agreed to.
5Terms and Conditions of Employment,—A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation), That the draft National Minimum Wage Regulations 1999 (Amendment) Regulations 2000, which were laid before this House on 22nd June, be approved—(Jim Dowd):—It was agreed to.
6Data Protection,—A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation), That the draft Data Protection (Designated Codes of Practice) (No. 2) Order 2000, which was laid before this House on 21st June, be approved—(Jim Dowd):—It was agreed to.
7Data Protection,—A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation), That the draft Data Protection (Miscellaneous Subject Access Exemptions) (Amendment) Order 2000, which was laid before this House on 21st June, be approved—(Jim Dowd):—It was agreed to.
8Consolidated Fund (Appropriation) Bill,—The Order of the day being read, for the Second Reading of the Consolidated Fund (Appropriation) Bill;
 
        A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 56 (Consolidated Fund Bills), That the Bill be now read a second time:—It was agreed to.
 
        The Bill was accordingly read a second time.
 
        And the Question being put forthwith, That the Bill be now read the third time:—It was agreed to.
 
        The Bill was accordingly read the third time, and passed.
9Terrorism Bill,—The House, according to Order, proceeded to consider Lords Amendments to the Terrorism Bill.
 
        Lords Amendment No. 1.
 
        An Amendment (b) was proposed to the Lords Amendment, in line 4 after the word 'is' to insert the words 'directed against or is'.—(Mr Simon Hughes.)
 
        Question proposed, That the Amendment be made to the Lords Amendment:—Amendment, by leave, withdrawn.
 
        The Lords Amendment was agreed to.
 
        Lords Amendments Nos. 2 to 131 were agreed to.
10Greenham and Crookham Commons Bill,—The Greenham and Crookham Commons Bill was, according to Order, read a second time and committed.
11Adjournment,—Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.—(Mr Keith Hill.)
 
        And accordingly the House, having continued to sit till nine minutes to Eight o'clock, adjourned till to-morrow.
[Adjourned at 7.51 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:
1Defence,—(1) Royal Marines Terms of Service (Amendment) Regulations 2000 (S.I., 2000, No. 1772), and
 
        (2) Royal Navy Terms of Service (Ratings) (Amendment) Regulations 2000 (S.I., 2000, No. 1771),
 
    dated 4th July 2000 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Hoon].
2Legal Aid and Advice,—(1) Legal Aid in Criminal and Care Proceedings (Costs) (Amendment) Regulations 2000 (S.I., 2000, No. 1802), dated 28th June 2000, and
 
        (2) Legal Aid (Notification of Very High Cost Cases) Regulations 2000 (S.I., 2000, No. 1801), dated 27th June 2000
 
    [by Act] [Mr David Lock].
3Northern Ireland,—Criminal Justice (Northern Ireland) Order 1996 (Extension of Group A Offences) Order 2000 (S.R. (N.I.), 2000, No. 226), dated 7th July 2000 [by Statutory Instrument] [Mr Secretary Mandelson].
4Road Traffic,—Motor Cars (Driving Instruction) (Amendment) Regulations 2000 (S.I., 2000, No. 1805), dated 10th July 2000 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Prescott].
5Seeds,—(1) Beet Seeds (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2000 (S.I., 2000, No. 1791),
 
        (2) Cereal Seeds (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2000 (S.I., 2000, No. 1793),
 
        (3) Fodder Plant Seeds (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2000 (S.I., 2000, No. 1792),
 
        (4) Oil and Fibre Plant Seeds (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2000 (S.I., 2000, No. 1789),
 
        (5) Seed Potatoes (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2000 (S.I., 2000, No. 1788), and
 
        (6) Vegetable Seeds (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2000 (S.I., 2000, No. 1790),
 
    dated 7th July 2000 [by Act] [Mr Nicholas Brown].
Other Papers:
6Courts and Legal Services,—Report of the Legal Services Ombudsman for 1999-2000, entitled Demanding Progress [by Act]; to be printed [No. 583] [Mr David Lock].
7Further and Higher Education,—Account of the Higher Education Funding Council for England for 1999-2000, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 698] [Clerk of the House].
8Museums and Galleries,—Accounts of the Museums and Galleries Commission for 1999-2000, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 697] [Clerk of the House].
9Parliamentary Commissioner,—Seventh Report of the Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration, Session 1999-2000; Investigation into delays in making payments under the Arable Area Payments Scheme [by Act]; to be printed [No. 635] [Clerk of the House].
10Public Petitions,—Observations by the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions on the Petition [29th March] from Pamela M. Combes against proposals for housing development in Hampshire [by Standing Order] [Clerk of the House].
11School Standards and Framework,—Account of the Cof2fBT/Lambeth Action Zone for 1998-99, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 699] [Clerk of the House].
12Trade and Industry,—Department of Trade and Industry Minute, dated 10th July 2000, concerning a contingent liability consequent on potential compensation claims by miners for exposure to surface dust [by Command] [Mr Secretary Byers].
13Treaty Series (No. 77, 2000),—Agreement, done at Canberra on 6th February 1997, between the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Government of Australia concerning the Investigation, Restraint and Confiscation of the Proceeds and Instruments of Crime [by Command] [Cm. 4760] [Mr Secretary Cook].
14Treaty Series (No. 78, 2000),—Energy Charter Treaty and Energy Charter Protocol on Energy Efficiency and Related Environmental Aspects, done at Lisbon on 17th December 1994 [by Command] [Cm. 4761] [Mr Secretary Cook].
APPENDIX II
Standing Committees
Draft Special Immigration Appeals Commission (Procedure) (Amendment) Rules 2000,—The Committee of Selection has discharged Mr Barry Gardiner, Mr Paul Clark, Mr Bill Rammell and Mr Stephen Twigg from the Fourth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the draft Rules); and nominated in substitution Mr Roger Casale, Bridget Prentice, Dr Desmond Turner and Joan Walley.
APPENDIX III
Reports from Select Committees
Liaison,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Liaison Committee [Shifting the Balance: Select Committees and the Executive]; to be printed [No. 690-i] [Mr Robert Sheldon].



 
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