The House met at half-past Eleven o'clock.
1 Message from the Lords,-A Message was brought from the Lords, as follows:
Private Bills (Suspension),-The Lords concur with the Commons in their Message [2nd November] relating to the City of London (Ward Elections) Bill, and in their Message [6th November] relating to the Greenham and Crookham Commons Bill.
2 Adjournment (First Report from the Liaison Committee, 1999-2000: Shifting the Balance-Select Committees and the Executive),-A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That this House do now adjourn-(Mr Gerry Sutcliffe);
And it being Seven o'clock, the Motion for the adjournment of the House lapsed, without Question put.
3 Adjournment,-Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.-(Mr Kevin Hughes.)
And accordingly the House, having continued to sit till twenty-nine minutes past Seven o'clock, adjourned till to-morrow.
[Adjourned at 7.29 p.m.
Michael J. Martin
Mr Speaker will take the Chair at half-past Nine o'clock.
Papers presented or laid upon the Table:
Papers subject to Negative Resolution:
1 Taxes,-Stamp Duty and Stamp Duty Reserve Tax (Investment Exchanges and Clearing Houses) (Jiway Limited) Regulations 2000 (S.I., 2000, No. 2995), dated 8th November 2000 [by Act] [Miss Melanie Johnson].
2 Telecommunications,-Telecommunications (Licence Modifications) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2000 (S.I., 2000, No. 2998), dated 9th November 2000 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Byers].
3 Air Force (Constitution),-(1) Designation of Officers (Royal Air Force) (Reduction in Rank) Regulations 2000; and
(2) Amendment list 2 to the Regulations for the Reserve Air Forces (Air Publication 3392 Volume 7 (First Edition))
dated 16th October 2000 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Hoon].
4 National Audit,-Report by the Comptroller and Auditor General on The Millennium Dome [by Act]; to be printed [No. 936] [Clerk of the House].
5 Child Support, Pensions and Social Security,-Report by the Government Actuary on the cost of uprating the basic retirement pension in line with the general level of earnings [by Command] [Cm. 4920] [Mr Secretary Darling].
6 Reserve Forces,-Change 7 to the Regulations for the Naval and Marine Reserves (BR 64) [by Act] [Mr Secretary Hoon].
7 School Standards and Framework,-Accounts of the Salford and Trafford Education Action Zone for 1998-99, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 977] [Clerk of the House].
8 Social Security,-Paper, entitled The Pension Credit: a consultation paper [by Command] [Cm. 4900] [Mr Secretary Darling].
9 Sports Councils,-Financial Statements of the United Kingdom Sports Council for 1999-2000 [by Command] [Mr Secretary Smith].
10 Treasury Executive Agencies,-Resource Accounts of the Intervention Board for 1999-2000, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 833] [Mr Stephen Timms].
Reports from Select Committees
1 Culture, Media and Sport,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Culture, Media and Sport Committee [The Operation of the National Lottery]; to be printed [No. 958-i] [Mr Gerald Kaufman].
2 Home Affairs,-(1) Fourth Report from the Home Affairs Committee [Blantyre House Prison], 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. 904];
(2) Part of the Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee on 17th October [Blantyre House Prison]; to be printed [No. 904-i]; and
(3) Memoranda laid before the Committee [Blantyre House Prison]
3 Treasury,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Sub-Committee of the Treasury Committee [HM Treasury]; to be printed [No. 492-vi] [Mr Giles Radice].
In the Votes and Proceedings for Wednesday 8th November, in item 9 (Trustee Bill [Lords]), the last line should have read as follows:
The Bill was accordingly read the third time, and passed, without Amendment.
In the Votes and Proceedings for the same day, in Appendix II, item 3 (Draft Consular Fees Act 1980 (Fees) Order 2000 should not have appeared.
Votes and Proceedings: 9th November 2000 No. 154
Supplement to the Votes and Proceedings
Thursday 9th November 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 (Electronic Conveyancing),-Resolved, That the sitting be now adjourned.-(Mr Don Touhig.)
And accordingly the sitting was adjourned till Tuesday 14th November.
[Adjourned at 4.37 p.m.
Sir Alan Haselhurst