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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Tuesday 25th July 2000

The House met at half-past Two o'clock.

PRAYERS.

1 City 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 Wednesday 25th October.



2 Alliance & Leicester Group Treasury plc (Transfer) Bill [Lords],--The Order of the day being read, for the Second Reading of the Alliance & Leicester Group Treasury plc (Transfer) Bill [Lords]



Ordered, That the Bill be read a second time on Wednesday 25th October.



3 Made in Britain Mark,--Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to establish a standard Made in Britain mark to be used on goods predominantly manufactured and foodstuffs produced in the United Kingdom; to provide for regulation of the use of the mark; and for connected purposes: And that Mr Tim Loughton, Mrs Angela Browning, Mr James Gray, Miss Julie Kirkbride, Mr Stephen O'Brien, Mr Robert Syms, Mr Peter Bottomley, Mr Nicholas Soames, Mrs Ann Winterton, Mr Andrew Tyrie, Mr Andrew Robathan and Mr Graham Brady do prepare and bring it in.



4 Made in Britain Mark Bill,--Mr Tim Loughton accordingly presented a Bill to establish a standard Made in Britain mark to be used on goods predominantly manufactured and foodstuffs produced in the United Kingdom; to provide for regulation of the use of the mark; and for connected purposes: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time on Monday 13th November and to be printed [Bill 170].



5 A General Framework for Equal Treatment in Employment and Occupation,--A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 119 (European Standing Committees), That this House takes note of European Union Document No. 13540/99, a draft Council Directive establishing a general framework for equal treatment in employment and occupation; and supports the Government's welcome for the principle of such action whilst remaining convinced of the need for the proposals to be made clear and workable; and notes the Government's intention to negotiate to this end, and to ensure that the proposals take proper account of the legitimate concerns of employers and make a real difference to the lives of those whom they are designed to protect--(Mr Gerry Sutcliffe);



The House divided.



Tellers for the Ayes, Mr Gerry Sutcliffe, Mr Mike Hall: 302.



Tellers for the Noes, Mr Peter Atkinson, Mr Stephen Day: 115.



So the Question was agreed to.



Resolved, That this House takes note of European Union Document No. 13540/99, a draft Council Directive establishing a general framework for equal treatment in employment and occupation; and supports the Government's welcome for the principle of such action whilst remaining convinced of the need for the proposals to be made clear and workable; and notes the Government's intention to negotiate to this end, and to ensure that the proposals take proper account of the legitimate concerns of employers and make a real difference to the lives of those whom they are designed to protect.



6 Local Government Finance,--A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation), That the Local Government Finance (England) Special Grant Report (No. 67) on Heads', Deputies' and Advanced Skills Teachers' Performance Pay Progression and Deputies' Assimilation (House of Commons Paper No. 569), which was laid before this House on 28th June, be approved--(Mr Greg Pope);



The House divided.



Tellers for the Ayes, Mr David Jamieson, Mr Mike Hall: 337.



Tellers for the Noes, Mr Stephen Day, Mr Peter Atkinson: 115.



So the Question was agreed to.



Resolved, That the Local Government Finance (England) Special Grant Report (No. 67) on Heads', Deputies' and Advanced Skills Teachers' Performance Pay Progression and Deputies' Assimilation (House of Commons Paper No. 569), which was laid before this House on 28th June, be approved.



7 Local Government Finance,--A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation), That the Local Government Finance (England) Special Grant Report (No. 68) on the 2000/2001 Special Grant for Kosovan Evacuees (House of Commons Paper No. 636), which was laid before this House on 6th July, be approved--(Mr Greg Pope);



The House divided.



Tellers for the Ayes, Mr David Clelland, Mr David Jamieson: 351.



Tellers for the Noes, Mr John Randall, Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown: 113.



So the Question was agreed to.



Resolved, That the Local Government Finance (England) Special Grant Report (No. 68) on the 2000/2001 Special Grant for Kosovan Evacuees (House of Commons Paper No. 636), which was laid before this House on 6th July, be approved.



8 Local Government Finance,--A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation), That the Local Government Finance (England) Special Grant Report (No. 65): Invest to Save Grant (House of Commons Paper No. 707), which was laid before this House on 12th July, be approved--(Mr Greg Pope);



The House divided.



Tellers for the Ayes, Mr David Clelland, Mr David Jamieson: 353.



Tellers for the Noes, Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, Mr John Randall: 112.



So the Question was agreed to.



Resolved, That the Local Government Finance (England) Special Grant Report (No. 65): Invest to Save Grant (House of Commons Paper No. 707), which was laid before this House on 12th July, be approved.



9 Data Protection,--Her Majesty's Recommendation having been signified to the proposed Motion relating to Data Protection;



A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation) and Order [17th July], That, in respect of service from 1st April 2000, the Data Protection Commissioner shall be paid a salary of £68,212 per annum--(Mr Greg Pope);



The House divided.



Tellers for the Ayes, Mr Mike Hall, Mr David Clelland: 359.



Tellers for the Noes, Mr Peter Atkinson, Mr Stephen Day: 113.



So the Question was agreed to.



Resolved, That, in respect of service from 1st April 2000, the Data Protection Commissioner shall be paid a salary of £68,212 per annum.



10 Criminal Justice (Mode of Trial) (No. 2) Bill (Allocation of Time),--A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That the following provisions shall apply to the remaining proceedings on the Criminal Justice (Mode of Trial) (No. 2) Bill--





Timetable

1. Proceedings on Consideration and Third Reading of the Criminal Justice (Mode of Trial) (No. 2) Bill shall be completed at today's sitting and shall, if not previously concluded, be brought to a conclusion five hours after the commencement of proceedings on this Motion.



Questions to be put

2.--(1) This paragraph applies for the purpose of bringing proceedings on the Bill to a conclusion in accordance with paragraph 1.

(2) The Speaker shall put forthwith 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.



(3) On a Motion made for a new Clause or 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 otherwise fall to be put under sub-paragraph (2)(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

3. Standing Order No. 15(1) (Exempted business) shall apply at today's sitting to proceedings to which this Order applies.

4. Proceedings to which this Order applies shall not be interrupted under any Standing Order relating to the sittings of the House.

5. No Motion shall be made to alter the order in which proceedings on the Bill are taken or to recommit the Bill.

6. No dilatory Motion shall be made in relation to the Bill except by a Minister of the Crown; and the Question on any such Motion shall be put forthwith.

7.--(1) This paragraph applies if--

    (a) a Motion for the Adjournment of the House under Standing Order No.24 (Adjournment on specific and important matter that should have urgent consideration) has been stood over to Seven o'clock; and



    (b) proceedings on this Motion have begun before then.



(2) The bringing to a conclusion of any proceedings which, under this Order, are to be brought to a conclusion after that time, shall be postponed for a period equal to the duration of the proceedings on the Motion for the Adjournment of the House.

8. Standing Order No. 82 (Business Committee) shall not apply to the Bill.



Supplemental orders

9. The proceedings on any Motion made by a Minister of the Crown for varying or supplementing the provisions of this Order shall, if not previously concluded, be brought to a conclusion one hour after they have been commenced; and Standing Order No. 15(1) (Exempted business) shall apply to those proceedings.

10. If at today's sitting 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--(Mr Secretary Straw);



An Amendment was proposed to the Question, in line 6, to leave out the word 'five' and to insert the word 'eight' instead thereof.--(Mr Edward Garnier.)



Question put, That the Amendment be made.



The House divided.



Tellers for the Ayes, Mr Stephen Day, Mr Peter Atkinson: 170.



Tellers for the Noes, Mr Clive Betts, Jim Dowd: 311.



So the Question was negatived.



Main Question put.



The House divided.



Tellers for the Ayes, Mr Clive Betts, Jim Dowd: 306.



Tellers for the Noes, Sir Robert Smith, Mr Stephen Day: 180.



Ordered, That the following provisions shall apply to the remaining proceedings on the Criminal Justice (Mode of Trial) (No. 2) Bill--



Timetable

1. Proceedings on Consideration and Third Reading of the Criminal Justice (Mode of Trial) (No. 2) Bill shall be completed at today's sitting and shall, if not previously concluded, be brought to a conclusion five hours after the commencement of proceedings on this Motion.



Questions to be put

2.--(1) This paragraph applies for the purpose of bringing proceedings on the Bill to a conclusion in accordance with paragraph 1.

(2) The Speaker shall put forthwith 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.



(3) On a Motion made for a new Clause or 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 otherwise fall to be put under sub-paragraph (2)(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

3. Standing Order No. 15(1) (Exempted business) shall apply at today's sitting to proceedings to which this Order applies.

4. Proceedings to which this Order applies shall not be interrupted under any Standing Order relating to the sittings of the House.

5. No Motion shall be made to alter the order in which proceedings on the Bill are taken or to recommit the Bill.

6. No dilatory Motion shall be made in relation to the Bill except by a Minister of the Crown; and the Question on any such Motion shall be put forthwith.

7.--(1) This paragraph applies if--

    (a) a Motion for the Adjournment of the House under Standing Order No.24 (Adjournment on specific and important matter that should have urgent consideration) has been stood over to Seven o'clock; and



    (b) proceedings on this Motion have begun before then.



(2) The bringing to a conclusion of any proceedings which, under this Order, are to be brought to a conclusion after that time, shall be postponed for a period equal to the duration of the proceedings on the Motion for the Adjournment of the House.

8. Standing Order No. 82 (Business Committee) shall not apply to the Bill.



Supplemental orders

9. The proceedings on any Motion made by a Minister of the Crown for varying or supplementing the provisions of this Order shall, if not previously concluded, be brought to a conclusion one hour after they have been commenced; and Standing Order No. 15(1) (Exempted business) shall apply to those proceedings.

10. If at today's sitting 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.



11 Criminal Justice (Mode of Trial) (No. 2) Bill,--The House, according to Order, proceeded to consider the Criminal Justice (Mode of Trial) (No. 2) Bill, not amended in the Standing Committee.



A Clause (Committal for sentence)--(Mr David Kidney)--was brought up and read the first time.



Question proposed, That the Clause be read a second time:--Clause, by leave, withdrawn.



Amendment (No. 5) proposed to the Bill, in page 1, line 12, at the end, to insert the words--



'(aa) any written representations from the victim;'.--(Mr Humfrey Malins.)



Question proposed, That the Amendment be made;



And it being Ten o'clock, the Debate stood adjourned.



12 Business of the House,--A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 15 (Exempted business), That, at this day's sitting, the Motion on the Criminal Justice (Mode of Trial) (No. 2) Bill (Allocation of Time), the Local Government Bill [Lords] and the Learning and Skills Bill [Lords], may be proceeded with, though opposed, until any hour--(Jim Dowd):--It was agreed to.



13 Criminal Justice (Mode of Trial) (No. 2) Bill,--The House again proceeded to consider the Criminal Justice (Mode of Trial) (No. 2) Bill, not amended in the Standing Committee.



Question again proposed, That the Amendment (No. 5) be made;



And it being five hours after the commencement of proceedings on the Motion relating to Criminal Justice (Mode of Trial) (No. 2) Bill (Allocation of Time), the Deputy Speaker put forthwith the Question already proposed from the Chair.



Question put and negatived.



The Deputy Speaker then put forthwith the remaining Question necessary to dispose of the business to be concluded at that hour.



Question put, That the Bill be now read the third time.



The House divided.



Tellers for the Ayes, Mr Gerry Sutcliffe, Mr Robert Ainsworth: 282.



Tellers for the Noes, Mr Peter Atkinson, Mr Stephen Day: 199.



So the Question was agreed to.



The Bill was accordingly read the third time, and passed.



14 Local Government Bill [Lords],--The House, according to Order, proceeded to consider Lords Amendments in lieu of words left out by a Commons Amendment to which the Lords have agreed, Lords Reasons for disagreeing to certain Commons Amendments, Lords Amendments to certain other Commons Amendments and a Lords Consequential Amendment to the Local Government Bill [Lords].



Lords Amendments in lieu of words left out of the Bill by Commons Amendment No. 10 (Nos. 2 to 12) agreed to.



Lords Reason for disagreeing to Commons Amendments Nos. 71 to 73 (Nos. 13 to 15).



Resolved, That this House does not insist on its Amendments to which the Lords have disagreed.--(Hilary Armstrong.)



Lords Amendments to Commons Amendments No. 74, 120 and 121 (Nos. 17, 19, 21 and 22) agreed to.



Lords Reason for disagreeing to Commons Amendment No. 225 (No. 23).



Resolved, That this House does not insist on its Amendment to which the Lords have disagreed.--(Hilary Armstrong.)



Lords Amendment to the Bill consequential on Commons Amendment No. 371 (No. 25) agreed to.



Lords Reason for disagreeing to Commons Amendment No. 377 (No. 26).



Motion made and Question proposed, That this House does not insist on its Amendment to which the Lords have disagreed--(Hilary Armstrong);



Wednesday 26th July 2000



Question put.



The House divided.



Tellers for the Ayes, Mr Tony McNulty, Mr Don Touhig: 381.



Tellers for the Noes, Mr John Macdonell, Dr Evan Harris: 36.



So the Question was agreed to.



Resolved, That this House does not insist on its Amendment to which the Lords have disagreed.--(Hilary Armstrong.)



Lords Reason for disagreeing to Commons Amendments Nos. 378, 388 and 389 (Nos. 27 to 29).



Resolved, That this House does not insist on its Amendments to which the Lords have disagreed.--(Hilary Armstrong.)



Lords Amendments to Commons Amendments Nos. 437, 456, 474 and (Nos. 31 to 35, 37, 39 and 40) agreed to.



Lords Reason for disagreeing to Commons Amendment No. 482 (No. 41).



Resolved, That this House does not insist on its Amendment to which the Lords have disagreed.--(Hilary Armstrong.)



15 Learning and Skills Bill [Lords],--The House, according to Order, proceeded to consider Lords Amendments to certain Commons Amendments to the Learning and Skills Bill [Lords].



Lords Amendments to Commons Amendments Nos. 180 and 182 agreed to.





16 Public Petitions,--A Public Petition from post office users in the Ravenstone area of North West Leicestershire for post offices to continue to pay benefits and pensions was presented and read: and was ordered to lie upon the Table and to be printed.



17 Adjournment,--Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.--(Mr Clive Betts.)



And accordingly the House, having continued to sit till ten minutes to Four o'clock on Wednesday morning, adjourned this day.

[Adjourned at 3.50 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 Negative Resolution:



1. Charities,--Draft Charities (The Rochester Bridge Trust) Order 2000 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Straw].

2. Disabled Persons (Scotland),--Disability Rights Commission (Expenses) (Scotland) Regulations 2000 (S.I., 2000, No. 1888), dated 17th July 2000 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Blunkett].

Other Papers:

3. Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Executive Agencies,--Reports and Accounts of the--

(1) Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science,



(2) Meat Hygiene Service, and



(3) Veterinary Laboratories Agency



for 1999-2000, with the Reports of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [Nos. 752, 693 and 815] [Mr Nicholas Brown].

4. Culture, Media and Sport Executive Agencies,--Report and Accounts of the Royal Parks Agency for 1999-2000, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 631] [Mr Secretary Smith].

5. Defence Executive Agencies,--Reports and Accounts of the--

(1) Defence Vetting Agency, and



(2) Ministry of Defence Police Chief Constable



for 1999-2000, with the Reports of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [Nos. 718 and 609] [Mr Secretary Hoon].



6. Education,--Accounts of the Teacher Training Agency for 1999-2000, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 853] [Clerk of the House].

7. Enterprise and New Towns (Scotland),--Report of the Scottish Enterprise Network for 1999-2000 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Reid].

8. Environment, Transport and the Regions Executive Agencies,--Report and Accounts of the Vehicle Certification Agency for 1999-2000, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 828] [Mr Secretary Prescott].

9. Export Credits Guarantee Department,--Papers, entitled--

(1) KPMG: HM Treasury and ECGD--ECGD Risk Management Review



(2) NERA--National Economic Research Associates: The Economic Rationale for the Public Provision of Export Credit Insurance by ECGD



(3) Report on the Provision of ECGD Reinsurance for Exports Sold on Short Terms of Payment, and



(4) Review of ECGD's Mission and Status



[by Command] [Cm. 4792, 4791, 4793 and 4790] [Mr Secretary Byers].



10. Government Trading Funds,--Reports and Accounts of--

(1) Companies House,



(2) the Forensic Science Service, and



(2) the Vehicle Inspectorate



for 1999-2000, with the Reports of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [Nos. 651, 655 and 626] [Clerk of the House].



11. Hong Kong,--Six-monthly Report on Hong Kong, January-June 2000 [by Command] [Cm. 4809] [Mr Secretary Cook].

12. Law Commission (Scotland),--Report of the Scottish Law Commission for 1998-99 [by Act]; to be printed [No. 736] [Mr Secretary Reid].

13. Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development,--Report and Financial Statements of English Partnerships for 1999-2000 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Prescott].

14. National Lottery,--(1) Account of the Sports Council for Wales Lottery Distribution or 1999-2000, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 855] [Clerk of the House]; and

(2) Report of the National Lottery Commission for 1999-2000 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Smith].



15. Northern Ireland,--Report of the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission for 1999-2000 [by Act]; to be printed [No. 715] [Mr Secretary Mandelson].

16. Nurses, Midwives and Health Visitors,--Report and Accounts of the English National Board for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting for 1999-2000 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Milburn].

17. Post Office,--Report of the Post Office Users' National Council for 1999-2000 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Byers].

18. Public Accounts,--Northern Ireland Department of Finance and Personnel Memorandum on the Eighteenth Report from the Committee of Public Accounts, Session 1999-2000 [by Command] [Cm. 4822] [Mr Secretary Mandelson].

19. Public Works Loans,--Report of the Public Works Loan Board for 1999-2000 [by Act] [Miss Melanie Johnson].

20. Race Relations,--Account of the Commission for Racial Equality for 1998-99, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 854] [Clerk of the House].

21. Railways,--Report and Financial Statements of the Shadow Strategic Rail Authority for 1999-2000 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Prescott].

22. Science and Technology,--Accounts of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) for 1999-2000, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 852] [Clerk of the House].

23. Scottish Executive Agencies,--Report and Accounts of the Scottish Court Service for 1999-2000, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 729] [Mr Secretary Reid].

24. Social Security Executive Agencies,--Reports and Accounts of the--

(1) Benefits Agency,



(2) Child Support Agency,



(3) Information Technology Services Agency, and



(4) War Pensions Agency



for 1999-2000, with the Reports of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [Nos. 618, 658, 680 and 615] [Mr Secretary Darling].





APPENDIX II



Reports from Select Committees

1. Education and Employment,--(1) Sixth Special Report from the Education and Employment Committee [Government Response to the Fifth Report from the Committee, Session 1999-2000, on Work Permits for Overseas Footballers]; to be printed [No. 860];

(2) Seventh Special Report from the Committee [Government's and OFSTED's Response to the Sixth Report from the Committee on Standards and Quality in Education: the Annual Report of Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Schools 1998-99]; to be printed [No. 861]; and



(3) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Education Sub-committee of the Education and Employment Committee [Higher Education]; to be printed [No. 400-xiv]



[Mr Barry Sheerman].



2. Environment, Transport and Regional Affairs,--Minutes of Evidence taken before the Environment, Transport and Regional Affairs Committee [The Implications of the European Commission Ruling on Gap Funding Schemes for Urban Regeneration in England]; to be printed [No. 714-ii] [Mr Andrew F. Bennett].

3. Foreign Affairs,--(1) Eighth Report from the Foreign Affairs Committee [Weapons of Mass Destruction], 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. 407]; and

(2) Ninth Report from the Committee [Gibraltar: Follow Up], together with Appendices; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 863]



[Mr Donald Anderson].







4. Home Affairs,--Minutes of Evidence taken before the Home Affairs Committee [Lord Chancellor's Department: Annual Report 1999-2000 and Spending Plans 2000-01]; to be printed [No. 856-i] [Mr Robin Corbett].

5. International Development,--(1) Eighth Report from the International Development Committee [Department for International Development: 2000 Departmental Report], 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. 475];

(2) Sixth Special Report from the Committee [Government Response to the First Report from the Committee, on The Export Credits Guarantee Department--Developmental Issues]; to be printed [No. 862]; and



(3) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee [HIV/AIDS and Social and Economic Development]; to be printed [No. 558-vii]



[Mr Bowen Wells].



Science and Technology,--(1) Sixth Report from the Science and Technology Committee [Cancer Research--A Fresh Look], 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. 332-I]; and

(2) Memoranda laid before the Committee [Cancer Research--A Fresh Look]



[Dr Michael Clark].



7. Statutory Instruments,--Twenty-seventh Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, together with Memoranda laid before the Committee; to be printed [No. 47-xxvii] [Mr David Tredinnick].

8. Treasury,--(1) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Treasury Committee [Spending Review 2000]; to be printed [No. 485-iii]; and

(2) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee [Economic and Monetary Union]; to be printed [No. 573-vi]



[Mr Giles Radice].


Supplement to the Votes and Proceedings

Tuesday 25th July 2000

Minutes of Proceedings of the Sitting in Westminster Hall

[pursuant to the Order of 24th May 1999]

The sitting commenced at Ten o'clock.

Adjournment,--Resolved, That the sitting be now adjourned.--(Mr Tony McNulty.)

And accordingly the sitting was adjourned till to-morrow.

[Adjourned at 12.57 p.m.

Sir Alan Haselhurst

Deputy Speaker        




 
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