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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Tuesday 21st November 2000

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

PRAYERS.

1     Disqualification of a Member,-The Speaker laid upon the Table a notification, That Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer had this day appointed Dennis Andrew Canavan Esquire, Member for Falkirk West, to the office of Steward or Bailiff of Her Majesty's Manor of Northstead in the county of York.

2 Kent County Council Bill [Lords],-A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That the promoters of the Kent County Council Bill [Lords] shall have leave to suspend proceedings thereon in order to proceed with it, if they think fit, in the next Session of Parliament, provided that notice of their intention to do so is lodged in the Private Bill Office not later than the day before the close of the present Session and that all fees due up to that date have been paid;

    That, if the Bill is brought from the Lords in the next Session, a declaration signed by the agent shall be deposited in the Private Bill Office, stating that the Bill is the same in every respect as the Bill brought from the Lords in the present Session;

    That the Clerk in the Private Bill Office shall lay upon the Table of the House a certificate, that such a declaration has been deposited;

    That in the next Session the Bill shall be deemed to have passed through every stage through which it has passed in the present Session, and shall be recorded in the Journal of the House as having passed those stages;

    That no further fees shall be charged to such stages-(The Chairman of Ways and Means);

    And objection being taken to further proceeding;

    Ordered, That the Debate be resumed on Tuesday 28th November.

3    Medway Council Bill [Lords],-A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That the promoters of the Medway Council Bill [Lords] shall have leave to suspend proceedings thereon in order to proceed with it, if they think fit, in the next Session of Parliament, provided that notice of their intention to do so is lodged in the Private Bill Office not later than the day before the close of the present Session and that all fees due up to that date have been paid;

    That, if the Bill is brought from the Lords in the next Session, a declaration signed by the agent shall be deposited in the Private Bill Office, stating that the Bill is the same in every respect as the Bill brought from the Lords in the present Session;

    That the Clerk in the Private Bill Office shall lay upon the Table of the House a certificate, that such a declaration has been deposited;

    That in the next Session the Bill shall be deemed to have passed through every stage through which it has passed in the present Session, and shall be recorded in the Journal of the House as having passed those stages;

    That no further fees shall be charged to such stages-(The Chairman of Ways and Means);

    And objection being taken to further proceeding;

    Ordered, That the Debate be resumed on Tuesday 28th November.

4    Second Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,-Mr Eric Illsley reported from the Second Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the draft Scotland Act 1998 (Cross-Border Public Authorities) (Adaption of Functions etc.) (No. 2) Order 2000, the draft Scotland Act 1998 (Transfer of Functions to the Scottish Ministers etc.) (No. 2) Order 2000 and the draft Scotland Act 1998 (Modifications of Schedule 5) Order 2000.

    Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee to lie upon the Table.

5    Third Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,-Mr Bowen Wells reported from the Third Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the Local Government Finance (England) Special Grant Report (No. 69) on Children's Services (Quality Protects) Special Grants for 1999-2000 and 2000-2001 (House of Commons Paper No. 968).

    Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee to lie upon the Table.

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

    Alliance & Leicester Group Treasury plc (Transfer) Bill [Lords],-The Lords communicate that they have considered the Message from the Commons [16th November] relating to the Alliance & Leicester Group Treasury plc (Transfer) Bill [Lords]; and that they have come to the following Resolution in respect of the Bill, viz.:

    That the promoters of the Bill have leave to suspend any further proceedings thereon in order to proceed with it, if they think fit, in the next Session of Parliament, provided that notice of their intention to do so is lodged in the Office of the Clerk of the Parliaments not later than 12 noon on Monday 27th November;

    That the Bill be deposited in the Office of the Clerk of the Parliaments not later than noon on the second sitting day in the next Session with a declaration annexed, signed by the agent, stating that the Bill is the same in every respect as the Bill at the last stage of the proceedings thereon in this House in the present Session;

    That the proceedings on the Bill in the next Session of Parliament be pro forma in regard to every stage through which the Bill has passed in the present Session, and that no new fees be charged to such stages; and

    That the Private Business Standing Orders apply to the Bill in the next session only in regard to any stage through which the Bill has not passed in the present session.

7    Pet Animals Act 1951 (Amendment),-Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to amend section 3 of the Pet Animals Act 1951 to raise the minimum age of a child to whom a pet animal may be sold: And that Mr David Amess, Norman Baker, Mr Tony Banks, Mr Simon Burns, Mr Ian Cawsey, Mr Roger Gale, Mrs Eileen Gordon, Mr Mike Hancock, Mrs Marion Roe, Bob Russell, Sir Teddy Taylor, and Joan Walley do prepare and bring it in.

8    Pet Animals Act 1951 (Amendment) Bill,-Mr David Amess accordingly presented a Bill to amend section 3 of the Pet Animals Act 1951 to raise the minimum age of a child to whom a pet animal may be sold: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time on Friday 24th November and to be printed [Bill 185].

9    Police (Northern Ireland) Bill (Supplemental Allocation of Time),-A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That the Order of the House [11th July] shall be supplemented as follows:-

Lords Amendments

    1.-(1) Proceedings on Consideration of Lords Amendments to the Bill shall be completed at today's sitting.

    (2) If not previously concluded, they shall be brought to a conclusion at Ten o'clock.

    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 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 the Amendment or (as the case may be) in the 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 the 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.

    4.-(1) This paragraph applies for the purpose of bringing proceedings to a conclusion in accordance with paragraph 3.

    (2) The Speaker shall first put forthwith any Question which has been proposed from the chair and not yet decided.

    (3) 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.

    (4) 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.

    (5) The Speaker shall then put forthwith the Question, That this House agrees with the Lords in all the remaining Lords Proposals.

Reasons Committee

    5. 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.

    6.-(1) The Committee 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 been 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

    7. The following paragraphs apply to-

    (a) proceedings on Consideration of Lords Amendments to the Bill.

    (b) proceedings on any further Message from the Lords on the Bill, and

    (c) proceedings on the appointment, nomination and quorum of a Committee to draw up Reasons (and the appointment of its chairman) and the report of such a Committee.

    8. Standing Order No. 15(1) (Exempted business) shall apply to the proceedings.

    9. The proceedings shall not be interrupted under any Standing Order relating to the sittings of the House.

    10. 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.

    11.-(1) If on a day on which any of the proceedings to which paragraph 7 applies take place a Motion for the adjournment of the House under Standing Order No. 24 (Adjournment on specific and important matter that should have urgent consideration) would stand over to Seven o'clock-

      (a) that Motion stands over until the conclusion of any of the proceedings which are to be brought to a conclusion at or before that time, and

      (b) the bringing to a conclusion of any of the proceedings which are to be brought to a conclusion after that time shall be postponed for a period of time equal to the duration of the proceedings on that Motion.

    (2) If a Motion for the adjournment of the House under Standing Order No. 24 stands over from an earlier day to such a day, the bringing to a conclusion of the proceedings on that day is postponed for a period of time equal to the duration of the proceedings on that Motion.

    12. If the House is adjourned, or the sitting is suspended, before the expiry of the period at the end of which any of the 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 Adam Ingram);

    And it being one hour after the commencement of proceedings on the Motion, the Speaker put the Question, pursuant to Order [11th July].

    The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Mr David Clelland, Mr Greg Pope: 272.

      Tellers for the Noes, Mr Keith Simpson, Mr James Gray: 171.

    So the Question was agreed to.

    Ordered, That the Order of the House [11th July] shall be supplemented as follows:-

Lords Amendments

    1.-(1) Proceedings on Consideration of Lords Amendments to the Bill shall be completed at today's sitting.

    (2) If not previously concluded, they shall be brought to a conclusion at Ten o'clock.

    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 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 the Amendment or (as the case may be) in the 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 the 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.

    4.-(1) This paragraph applies for the purpose of bringing proceedings to a conclusion in accordance with paragraph 3.

    (2) The Speaker shall first put forthwith any Question which has been proposed from the chair and not yet decided.

    (3) 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.

    (4) 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.

    (5) The Speaker shall then put forthwith the Question, That this House agrees with the Lords in all the remaining Lords Proposals.

Reasons Committee

    5. 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.

    6.-(1) The Committee 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 been 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

    7. The following paragraphs apply to-

    (a) proceedings on Consideration of Lords Amendments to the Bill.

    (b) proceedings on any further Message from the Lords on the Bill, and

    (c) proceedings on the appointment, nomination and quorum of a Committee to draw up Reasons (and the appointment of its chairman) and the report of such a Committee.

    8. Standing Order No. 15(1) (Exempted business) shall apply to the proceedings.

    9. The proceedings shall not be interrupted under any Standing Order relating to the sittings of the House.

    10. 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.

    11.-(1) If on a day on which any of the proceedings to which paragraph 7 applies take place a Motion for the adjournment of the House under Standing Order No. 24 (Adjournment on specific and important matter that should have urgent consideration) would stand over to Seven o'clock-

      (a) that Motion stands over until the conclusion of any of the proceedings which are to be brought to a conclusion at or before that time, and

      (b) the bringing to a conclusion of any of the proceedings which are to be brought to a conclusion after that time shall be postponed for a period of time equal to the duration of the proceedings on that Motion.

    (2) If a Motion for the adjournment of the House under Standing Order No. 24 stands over from an earlier day to such a day, the bringing to a conclusion of the proceedings on that day is postponed for a period of time equal to the duration of the proceedings on that Motion.

    12. If the House is adjourned, or the sitting is suspended, before the expiry of the period at the end of which any of the 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.

10    Police (Northern Ireland) Bill,-The House, according to Order, proceeded to consider the Lords Amendments to the Police (Northern Ireland) Bill.

    Lords Amendments Nos. 1 to 23 were agreed to.

    Lords Amendment No. 24.

    Question put, That this House agrees with the Lords in their Amendment.-(Mr Secretary Mandelson.)

    The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Mr Kevin Hughes, Mr David Jamieson: 280.

      Tellers for the Noes, Mr Keith Simpson, Mr James Gray: 121.

    Lords Amendment No. 25 was agreed to.

    Lords Amendment No. 26

    An Amendment ((a)) was proposed to the Lords Amendment, in line 4, after the word 'staff', to insert the words 'particularly with regard to human rights'.-(Mr Kevin McNamara.)

    Question put, That the Amendment be made.

    The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Mr Andrew Stunell, Mr John McDonnell: 32.

      Tellers for the Noes, Mr Kevin Hughes, Mr David Jamieson: 252.

    The Lords Amendment was agreed to.

    Lords Amendments Nos. 27 to 60 were agreed to.

    Lords Amendment No. 61.

    Question put, That this House agrees with the Lords in their Amendment.-(Mr Adam Ingram.)

    The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Mr David Jamieson, Mr Kevin Hughes: 293.

      Tellers for the Noes, Mr William Thompson, Mr Roy Beggs: 122.

    So the Question was agreed to.

    And it being after Ten o'clock, the Speaker proceeded to put the Question necessary to dispose of the business to be concluded at that hour.

    Question put, That this House agrees with the Lords in the remaining Lords Amendments.

    The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Mrs Anne McGuire, Jim Dowd: 299.

      Tellers for the Noes, Mr Peter Luff, Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown: 81.

    So the Question was agreed to.

    Lords Amendments Nos. 62 to 139 were accordingly agreed to.

11    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 in the name of Mr Richard Allan may be proceeded with, though opposed, until any hour-(Mr David Clelland):-It was agreed to.

12    Agriculture,-A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation), That the Farm Waste Grant (Nitrate Vulnerable Zones) (England) (No. 2) Scheme 2000 (S.I., 2000, No. 2911), dated 30th October, a copy of which was laid before this House on 30th October, be approved-(Mr David Clelland):-It was agreed to.

13    International Immunities and Privileges,-A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation), That the draft EUTELSAT (Immunities and Privileges) (Amendment) Order 2000, which was laid before this House on 30th October, be approved-(Mr David Clelland);

    The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Mrs Anne McGuire, Jim Dowd: 283.

      Tellers for the Noes, Mr Eric Forth, Mr Douglas Hogg: 13.

    Resolved, That the draft EUTELSAT (Immunities and Privileges) (Amendment) Order 2000, which was laid before this House on 30th October, be approved.

14    Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology,-Resolved, That this House approves the First Report from the Information Committee on the Future of the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (House of Commons Paper No. 659).-(Mr Richard Allan.)

15    Adjournment,-Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.-(Mr David Clelland.)

    And accordingly the House, having continued to sit till Twenty-eight minutes past Eleven o'clock, adjourned till to-morrow.

[Adjourned at 11.28 p.m.

Michael J. Martin
Speaker


Mr 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    Environmental Protection,-Highways Noise Payments and Movable Homes (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2000 (S.I., 2000, No. 3086), dated 18th November 2000 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Prescott].

    2    Justices of the Peace,-Commission Areas (Dyfed Powys) Order 2000 (S.I., 2000, No. 3096), dated 14th November 2000 [by Act] [Mr David Lock].

    3    Universities of Oxford and Cambridge,-Statute, dated 18th May 2000, made by the Governing Body of St. John's College, Cambridge, amending the Statutes of the College [by Act] [Margaret Beckett].

Other Papers:

    4    European Union,-Paper, entitled Developments in the European Union, January to June 2000 [by Command] [Cm. 4922] [Mr Secretary Cook].

    5    Museums and Galleries,-Report and Consolidated Financial Statements of the Horniman Public Museum and Public Park Trust for 1999-2000 [by Command] [Mr Secretary Smith].

    6    Northern Ireland,-Proposal for a draft Financial Investigations (Northern Ireland) Order 2001, with an Explanatory Document [by Act] [Mr Secretary Mandelson].

    7    Oil and Pipelines,-Report and Accounts of the Oil and Pipelines Agency for 1999-2000 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Hoon].

    8    Provisional Orders (Scotland),-Reports by the Secretary of State for Scotland, the Lord Chairman of Committees of the House of Lords and the Chairman of Ways and Means in the House of Commons under the Private Legislation Procedure (Scotland) Act 1936, That they have taken into consideration the representations which have been made to the Secretary of State for Scotland by

    (1) Barclays Bank plc that they desire to obtain the Parliamentary powers specified therein, to be operative in Scotland and elsewhere, and that it is expedient that such powers should be conferred by one enactment because it is necessary to provide for the uniform regulation in Scotland and elsewhere of the affairs of Barclays Bank plc, and

    (2) The National Australia Group Europe Limited that they desire to obtain the Parliamentary powers specified therein, to be operative in Scotland and elsewhere, and that it is expedient that such powers should be conferred by one enactment because it is necessary to provide for the uniform regulation in Scotland and elsewhere of the affairs of Clydesdale Bank plc and Yorkshire Bank plc

    and are of the opinion that the said powers would be more properly obtained by the promotion of a Private Bill than by the promotion of a Private Bill and of a draft Provisional Order under the Private Legislation Procedure (Scotland) Act 1936.

    9    Public Petitions,-Observations by the Secretary of State for Social Security on:-

    (1) the Petition [2nd November] from Peter Wright and others for restoration of the link between earnings and the state pension;

    (2) the Petition [6th November] from residents of Truro and St Austell for the basic state pension to reflect a real share of the nation's wealth; and

    (3) the Petition [7th November] from residents of Carshalton and Wallington urging the Secretary of State to increase the basic state pension

[by Standing Order]; to be printed [Clerk of the House].

APPENDIX II

Standing Committees

    Local Government Finance (England) Special Grant Report (No. 69) on Children's Services (Quality Protects) Special Grants for 1999-2000 and 2000-2001 (House of Commons Paper No. 968),- The Committee of Selection has discharged Barbara Follett and Mr Fabian Hamilton from the Third Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the Special Grant Report); and nominated in substitution Mr Tom Clarke and Judy Mallaber.

APPENDIX III

Reports from Select Committees

    1    Environment, Transport and Regional Affairs,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Environment Sub-committee of the Environment, Transport and Regional Affairs Committee [Delivering Sustainable Waste Management]; to be printed [No. 903-v] [Mr Andrew F. Bennett].

    2    Foreign Affairs,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Foreign Affairs Committee [Prospects for the Nice European Council]; to be printed [No. 68-iii] [Mr Donald Anderson].

    3    Home Affairs,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Home Affairs Committee [The Work of the Home Office]; to be printed [No. 994-i] [Mr Robin Corbett].

    4    International Development,-Part of the Minutes of Evidence taken before the International Development Committee [Corruption]; to be printed [No. 950-iii] [Mr Bowen Wells].

    5    Procedure,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Procedure Committee [Section 82 of the Welfare Reform and Pensions Act 1999]; to be printed [No. 987-ii] [Mr Nicholas Winterton].

    6    Public Administration,-(1) Fourth Report from the Public Administration Committee [The Annual Report of the Parliamentary Ombudsman]; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 106]; and

    (2) Fifth Report from the Committee [Administrative Failure: Inherited SERPS]; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 433]

    [Tony Wright].

    7    Statutory Instruments,-(1) Thirty-second Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, together with Memoranda laid before the Committee; to be printed [No. 47-xxxii]; and

    (2) Second Report from the Select Committee on Statutory Instruments, together with Memoranda laid before the Committee; to be printed [No. 235-ii]

    [Mr David Tredinnick].

    8    Welsh Affairs,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Welsh Affairs Committee [Outcome of the Comprehensive Spending Review and other departmental matters]; to be printed [No. 995] [Mr Martyn Jones].


Supplement to the Votes and Proceedings

Tuesday 21st November 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.

PRAYERS.

    Adjournment,-A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That the sitting be now adjourned-(Mr David Clelland);

    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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