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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Thursday 27th July 2000

The sitting commenced at half-past Eleven o'clock.

PRAYERS.

1 Mersey Tunnels Bill,--The Order of the day being read, for the Second Reading of the Mersey Tunnels Bill;



Ordered, That the Bill be read a second time on Thursday 26th October.



2 Third Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,--Mr John McWilliam reported from the Third Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the Rutland College, Oakham (Dissolution) Order 2000 (S.I., 2000, No. 1684).



3 Message from the Lords,--A Message was brought from the Lords, as follows:



The Lords have agreed to the Amendment made by this House to the Census (Amendment) Bill [Lords], without Amendment.



Insolvency Bill [Lords],--The Lords have passed a Bill to amend the law about insolvency; to amend the Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986; and for connected purposes; to which the Lords desire the concurrence of this House.



4 Insolvency Bill [Lords],--The Insolvency Bill [Lords] was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time to-morrow and to be printed [Bill 173].



Ordered, That the Explanatory Notes relating to the Insolvency Bill [Lords] be printed [Bill 173-EN].



5 Suspension of Hospital Medical Practitioners Bill [Lords],--The Suspension of Hospital Medical Practitioners Bill [Lords] was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time on Friday 3rd November and to be printed [Bill 174].



6 Football (Disorder) Bill (Supplemental Allocation of Time),--A Motion was made, and the Question being put, That the Order of the House of 17th July 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 two hours after the commencement of proceedings on this Order.



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



(2) The Speaker shall first put forthwith any Question which has 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) a single Question on any further Amendments 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 their Amendment or (as the case may be) in their Amendment as amended.



(4) The Speaker shall then put forthwith--



(a) a single Question on any Amendments 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 their 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 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 of the remaining items in the Lords Message.



(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 been proposed from the Chair and not yet 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 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 and on any further Message from the Lords on the Bill.



(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.--(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--(Mr David Jamieson);





The House divided.



Tellers for the Ayes, Mr David Clelland, Mr Mike Hall: 276.



Tellers for the Noes, Mr John Randall, Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown: 141.



So the Question was agreed to.



Ordered, That the Order of the House of 17th July 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 two hours after the commencement of proceedings on this Order.



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



(2) The Speaker shall first put forthwith any Question which has 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) a single Question on any further Amendments 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 their Amendment or (as the case may be) in their Amendment as amended.



(4) The Speaker shall then put forthwith--



(a) a single Question on any Amendments 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 their 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 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 of the remaining items in the Lords Message.



(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 been proposed from the Chair and not yet 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 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 and on any further Message from the Lords on the Bill.



(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.--(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.



7 Football (Disorder) Bill,--The House, according to Order, proceeded to consider the Lords Amendments to the Football (Disorder) Bill.



Lords Amendments Nos. 1 to 4 were agreed to.



Lords Amendment No. 5



A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That this House agrees with the Lords in their Amendment;



And it being two hours after the commencement of proceedings on the Motion relating to Football (Disorder) Bill (Supplemental Allocation of Time), the Deputy Speaker, pursuant to Order (this day) put the Question already proposed from the Chair.



Question, That this House agrees with the Lords in their Amendment (No. 5), put and agreed to.



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



Lords Amendments Nos. 6 to 22 were agreed to, the Commons being willing to waive their privileges in respect of Lords Amendments Nos. 16 and 17.



8 Utilities Bill,--The House, according to Order, proceeded to consider the Lords Amendments to the Utilities Bill.



Lords Amendments Nos 1 to 11 were agreed to, the Commons being willing to waive their privileges in respect of Lords Amendments Nos. 8, 9 and 11.



Lords Amendment No. 12.



A Motion was made and the Question being put, That this House agrees with the Lords in the said Amendment;



The House divided.



Tellers for the Ayes, Mr Clive Betts, Mr Robert Ainsworth: 281.



Tellers for the Noes, Mr John Randall, Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown: 116.



So the Question was agreed to.



Lords Amendments Nos. 13 to 72 were agreed to.



And it being Seven o'clock, further consideration of the Lords Amendments stood adjourned.



9 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 Utilities Bill and the Postal Services Bill may be proceeded with, though opposed, until any hour--(Mr Greg Pope):--It was agreed to.



10 Utilities Bill,--The House again proceeded to consider the Lords Amendments to the Utilities Bill.



Lords Amendment No. 73 was agreed to.



Lords Amendment No. 74.



An Amendment ((c)) was proposed to the Lords Amendment, in line 3, to leave out from the word 'holder' to the end of line 8 and to insert the words 'the turnover being determined on the applicable turnover for the business year preceding the date when the infringement ended and shall in any case not exceed a period of 12 months'.--(Mr Nick Gibb.)



Question put, That the Amendment be made to the Lords Amendment.



The House divided.



Tellers for the Ayes, Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, Mr John Randall: 120.



Tellers for the Noes, Jim Dowd, Mr Don Touhig: 257.



The Lords Amendment was agreed to.



Lords Amendments Nos. 75 to 245 were agreed to, the Commons being willing to waive their privileges in respect of Lords Amendment No. 203.



11 Postal Services Bill,--The House, according to Order, proceeded to consider the Lords Amendments to the Postal Services Bill.



Lords Amendments Nos. 1 to 65 were agreed to, the Commons being willing to waive their privileges in respect of Lords Amendments Nos. 33 and 34.



Lords Amendment No. 66.



An Amendment ((a)) was proposed to the Lords Amendment, in line 4, to leave out from the word 'calculated' to the end and to insert the words 'in accordance with market rates'.--(Mr John Bercow.)



Question put, That the Amendment be made to the Lords Amendment.



The House divided.



Tellers for the Ayes, Mr John Randall, Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown: 107.



Tellers for the Noes, Mr David Jamieson, Mr Gerry Sutcliffe: 226.



The Lords Amendment was agreed to.



Lords Amendments Nos. 67 to 171 were agreed to, the Commons being willing to waive their privileges in respect of Lords Amendments Nos. 124, 125, 149 and 154.



12 Parliamentary Contributory Pension Fund,--Resolved, That Bernard Harold Ian Halley Stewart, Baron Stewartby of Portmoak, shall be appointed as a Managing Trustee of the Parliamentary Contributory Pension Fund, in pursuance of Section 1 of the Parliamentary and other Pensions Act 1987.--(Mr Clive Betts.)



13 Public Petitions,--Public Petitions from--



(1) residents of the Don Valley constituency and others for the proposed Doncaster Finningley Airport, and



(2) residents of Thorrington and others against the housing of asylum seekers at Silver Springs in Thorrington



were presented and read; and ordered to lie upon the Table and to be printed.



14 Public Petitions,--A Public Petition from the residents of Blackburn and others opposing discrimination by the broadcasting authorities against religious bodies was presented; and ordered to lie upon the Table and to be printed.



15 Adjournment,--Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.--(Mr Robert Ainsworth.)



And accordingly the House, having continued to sit till seventeen minutes past Nine o'clock, adjourned till to-morrow.

[Adjourned at 9.17 p.m.

Betty Boothroyd

Speaker        


Madam Speaker will take the Chair at half-past Nine o’clock.



APPENDIX I



Papers presented or laid upon the Table:





Papers subject to Negative Resolution:



1      Competition,--Competition Act 1998 (Consequential and Supplemental Provisions) Order 2000 (S.I., 2000, No. 2031), dated 25th July 2000 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Byers].

2      Education,--Education Maintenance Allowance (Pilot Areas) Regulations 2000 (S.I., 2000, No. 2012), dated 24th July 2000 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Blunkett].

3       Road Traffic,--Motor Vehicles (Approval) (Amendment) Regulations 2000 (S.I., 2000, No. 1972), dated 20th July 2000 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Prescott].

4      Social Security,--(1) Jobseeker's Allowance (Joint Claims) Regulations 2000 (S.I., 2000, No. 1978), and

(2) Social Security (Joint Claims: Consequential Amendments) Regulations 2000 (S.I., 2000, No. 1982),



dated 24th July 2000 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Darling].

5      Supreme Court of England and Wales,--Criminal Appeal (Amendment) Rules 2000 (S.I., 2000, No. 2036), dated 25th July 2000 [by Act] [Mr David Lock].

6      Supreme Court (Northern Ireland),--Rules of the Supreme Court (Northern Ireland) (Amendment No. 2) 2000 (S.R.(N.I.) No. 243), dated 24th July 2000 [by Act] [Mr David Lock].



Other Papers:



7      Administration of Justice,--Accounts of the National Debt Commissioners Northern Ireland Court Service Investment Account for 1998-99, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 881] [Clerk of the House].

8      Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Executive Agencies,--Report and Accounts of the Intervention Board for 1999-2000, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 643] [Mr Nicholas Brown].

9      Building Societies,--Report of the Building Societies Commission for 1999-2000 [by Act] [Miss Melanie Johnson].

10      Cabinet Office Executive Agencies,--Reports and Accounts of the--

(1) Civil Service College, and



(2) Government Car and Despatch Agency



for 1999-2000, with the Reports of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [Nos. 829 and 816] [Marjorie Mowlam].



11      Coal Industry,--Report and Accounts of the Coal Authority for 1999-2000, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act] [Mr Secretary Byers].

12      Criminal Procedure (Scotland),--Report and Accounts of the Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission for 1999-2000, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act] [Mr Secretary Reid].

13      Crown Agents,--Accounts of the Crown Agents Holding and Realisation Board for l999, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 876] [Clerk of the House].

14      Defence Executive Agencies,--Report and Accounts of the--

(1) Defence Analytical Services Agency, and



(2) Defence Storage and Distribution Agency



(3) Disposal Sales Agency



for 1999-2000, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [Nos. 827, 654 and 711] [Mr Secretary Hoon].





15      Education and Employment Executive Agencies,--Report and Accounts of the Employment Service for 1999-2000, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 756] [Mr Secretary Blunkett].

16      Electoral Law (Northern Ireland),--Report of the Chief Electoral Officer for Northern Ireland for 1999-2000 [by Act]; to be printed [No. 873] [Mr Secretary Mandelson].

17      El Salvador (No.1, 2000),--Agreement, done at London on 14th October 1999, between the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Government of the Republic of El Salvador for the Promotion and Protection of Investments, with Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Cm. 4820] [Mr Secretary Cook].

18      Environment,--Report and Accounts of the Environment Agency for 1999-2000 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Prescott].

19      Environmental Audit,--Government Response to the Fifth and Sixth Reports of the Environmental Audit Committee, on the first annual report of the Green Ministers and on the Greening Government Initiative [by Command] [Cm. 4819] [Mr Secretary Prescott].

20      Environment, Transport and the Regions Executive Agencies,--Report and Accounts of the Planning Inspectorate Executive Agency for 1999-2000, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 648] [Mr Secretary Prescott].

21      European Community Finances,--Statement on the 2000 EC Budget and measures to counter fraud and financial mismanagement [by Command] [Cm.4771] [Miss Melanie Johnson].

22      Foreign and Commonwealth Office Executive Agencies,--Report and Accounts of Wilton Park for 1999-2000, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 676] [Mr Secretary Cook].

23      Friendly Societies,--Report of the Friendly Societies Commission for 1999-2000 [by Act] [Miss Melanie Johnson].

24      Further and Higher Education,--Accounts of the Further Education Funding Council for England for 1999-2000, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No.879] [Clerk of the House].

25      Health,--(1) Account of the Commission for Health Improvement for 1999-2000, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 875] [Clerk of the House]; and

(2) Paper, entitled The NHS Plan: a plan for investment, a plan for reform, and



(3) Paper, entitled The NHS Plan: The Government's Response to the Royal Commission on Long Term Care



[by Command] [Cm. 4818-I and -II] [Mr Secretary Milburn].



26      Health Executive Agencies,--Report and Accounts of the NHS Pensions Agency for 1999-2000, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 701] [Mr Secretary Milburn].

27      Insurance Companies,--Report on Insurance for 1999 pursuant to section 98 of the Insurance Companies Act 1982 [by Act] [Miss Melanie Johnson].

28      Legal Aid, Advice and Assistance (Northern Ireland),--Account of the Legal Aid Fund (Northern Ireland) for 1998-99, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Statutory Instrument]; to be printed [No. 591] [Clerk of the House].

29      National Audit,--Reports by the Comptroller and Auditor General on--

(1) The Acquisition of German Parcel,



(2) The Cancellation of the Benefits Payment Card Project, and



(3) Supporting Innovation: managing risk in government departments



[by Act]; to be printed [Nos. 858, 857 and 864] [Clerk of the House].



30      National Health Service,--Accounts of the Public Health Laboratory Service Board for 1998-99, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 874] [Clerk of the House].

31      National Health Service (Scotland),--Summarised Accounts of the Health Boards in Scotland, NHS Trusts in Scotland, the Common Services Agency for the Scottish Health Service, the Health Education Board for Scotland, the State Hospital Management Committee, State Hospital, Carstairs, the Scottish Council for Postgraduate Medical and Dental Education and the Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland for 1998-99, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 850] [Clerk of the House].

32      Northern Ireland Office Executive Agencies,--Report and Accounts of the Forensic Science Agency of Northern Ireland for 1999-2000, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 844] [Mr Secretary Mandelson].

33      Police,--Report of the Police Information Technology Organisation for 1999-2000 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Straw].

34      Public Petitions,--Observations by the Secretary of State for Environment, Transport and the Regions on the Petition [13th April] from Prestonville Community Association for the protection of allotment land and wildlife areas in urban environments [by Standing Order]; to be printed [Clerk of the House].

35      Public Records,--Report of the Keeper of Public Records on the work of the Public Record Office, and Accounts of the Public Record Office for 1999-2000, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon, and the Report of the Advisory Council on Public Records for 1999-2000 [by Act]; to be printed [No. 679] [Mr David Lock].

36      Regional Development Agencies,--Reports and Accounts of--

(1) Advantage West Midlands: West Midlands Regional Development Agency,



(2) East of England Development Agency,



(3) East Midlands Development Agency,



(4) Northwest Development Agency,



(5) One North East: North East of England Regional Development Agency,



(6) SEEDA: South East of England Regional Development Agency,



(7) South West of England Regional Development Agency, and



(8) Yorkshire Forward: Yorkshire and Humber Regional Development Agency



for 1999-2000, with the Reports of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; [Mr Secretary Prescott].



37      Registration Service,--Marriage, divorce and adoption statistics: Review of the Registrar General on marriages, divorces and adoptions in England and Wales, 1998 [by Act] [Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer].





38      School Standards and Framework,--Account of the Leicester Education Action Zone for 1998-99, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 877] [Clerk of the House].

39      Scottish Office Executive Agencies,--

(1) Report and Accounts of Fisheries Research Services for 1999-2000,



(2) Report and Accounts of Historic Scotland for 1999-2000, with Corporate Plan for 2000-2001, and



(3) Report and Accounts of the Student Awards Agency for Scotland for 1999-2000,



with the Reports of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [Nos. 750, 712 and 737] [Mr Secretary Reid].



40      Trade and Industry Executive Agencies,--Report and Accounts of the National Weights and Measures Laboratory for 1999-2000, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 621] [Mr Secretary Byers].

41      Trade Union and Labour Relations,--Accounts of the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service, the Certification Officer and the Central Arbitration Committee for 1999-2000, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 878] [Clerk of the House].

42      Training and Enterprise Councils,--Account of the Training and Enterprise Councils and Chambers of Commerce, Training and Enterprise in England for 1998-99, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 700] [Mr Secretary Blunkett].

43      Treasury Executive Agencies,--Report and Accounts of Property Advisers to the Civil Estate (PACE) for 1999-2000, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 751] [Mr Andrew Smith].

44      Treaty Series (No. 96, 2000),--Exchange of Notes, done at Belgrade on 9th and 17th March 2000, between the Federative Republic of Brazil, on behalf of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and the Government of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia reviving the Agreement concerning Air Services signed at London on 3rd February 1959, as amended [by Command] [Cm. 4815] [Mr Secretary Cook].



APPENDIX II



Standing Committees



1      Trustee Bill [Lords],--The Speaker appointed Mrs Irene Adams Chairman of Standing Committee A in respect of the Bill.

2      Rutland College, Oakham (Dissolution) Order 2000 (S.I., 2000, No. 1684),--The Committee of Selection has discharged Mr Hilton Dawson from the Third Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the Order); and nominated in substitution Mr David Kidney.



APPENDIX III



Reports from Select Committees



1      Agriculture,--(1) Tenth Report from the Agriculture Committee [Regional Service Centres], together with Appendices to the Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings relating to the Report [No. 509]; and

(2) Memorandum laid before the Committee [Genetically Modified Organisms and Seed Segregation]



[Mr David Curry].



2      International Development,--Ninth Report from the International Development Committee [The Effectiveness of EC Development Assistance], 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. 669] [Mr Bowen Wells].

3      Science and Technology,--Seventh Report from the Science and Technology Committee [Government Expenditure on Research and Development: The Forward Look--The Government's Reply]; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 723] [Dr Michael Clark].




Supplement to the Votes and Proceedings

Thursday 27th July 2000

Minutes of Proceedings of the Sitting in Westminster Hall

[pursuant to the Order of 24th May 1999]

The sitting commenced at half-past Two o'clock.

Adjournment (Crime Reduction Partnerships),--Resolved That the sitting be now adjourned.--(Jim Dowd.)

And accordingly the sitting was adjourned till Tuesday 24th October.

[Adjourned at 5.44 p.m.

Sir Alan Haselhurst

Deputy Speaker        




 
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