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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Thursday 23rd November 2000

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

PRAYERS.

1    Fourth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,-Dr Ashok Kumar reported from the Fourth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the Value Added Tax (Reduced Rate) Order 2000 (S.I., 2000, No. 2954).

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

2    Seventh Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,-Mr Bill Olner reported from the Seventh Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the Local Government Finance (England) Special Grant Report (No. 70) on Threshold Payments (House of Commons Paper No. 963), and the Local Government Finance (England) Special Grant Report (No. 71) on Leadership Group Payments (House of Commons Paper No. 964).

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

3    Adjournment (European Affairs),-A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That this House do now adjourn-(Jim Dowd);

4    Royal Assent,-The Deputy Speaker notified the House, in accordance with the Royal Assent Act 1967, That Her Majesty had signified her Royal Assent to the following Acts, agreed upon by both Houses:

      Health Service Commissioners (Amendment) Act 2000

      Trustee Act 2000

      Licensing (Young Persons) Act 2000

      Warm Homes and Energy Conservation Act 2000

      Police (Northern Ireland) Act 2000

      Fur Farming (Prohibition) Act 2000

5    Adjournment (European Affairs),-The Question being again proposed, That this House do now adjourn;

    The Motion was, with the leave of the House, withdrawn.

6    Public Petitions,-A Public Petition from residents of the county of Kent and of Medway calling for the rejection of the Kent County Council Bill [Lords] and the Medway Council Bill [Lords] was presented and read; and ordered to lie upon the Table and to be printed.

7    Adjournment,-A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That this House do now adjourn-(Mr David Jamieson);

    And the Motion having been made at Seven o'clock, and the Debate having continued for half an hour, the Deputy Speaker suspended the sitting until a Message was received from the Lords pursuant to the Standing Order and Order [yesterday].

Friday 24th November 2000

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

    The Lords have agreed to the Countryside and Rights of Way Bill, with Amendments; to which the Lords desire the concurrence of this House.

9    Countryside and Rights of Way Bill,-Lords Amendments to the Countryside and Rights of Way Bill to be considered to-morrow and to be printed [Bill 188].

10    Adjournment,-The Speaker adjourned the House, without Question put pursuant to Order [yesterday], it being then twenty-seven minutes past Twelve o'clock, till this day.

    [Adjourned at 12.27 a.m.

    Michael J. Martin
    Speaker


    Mr Speaker will take the Chair at half-past Nine o'clock.


      APPENDIX I

    Papers presented or laid upon the Table:

    Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution:

      1    Animals,-Mink Keeping (England) Order 2000, dated 22nd November 2000 [by Act] [Mr Nicholas Brown].

      2    National Lottery,-(1) Draft Apportionment of Money in the National Lottery Distribution Fund Order 2000, and

      (2) draft Millennium Commission (Substitution of a Later Date) Order 2000

      [by Act] [Mr Secretary Smith].

    Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

      3    Pensions,-Occupational Pensions (Revaluation) Order 2000 (S.I., 2000, No. 3085), dated 16th November 2000 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Darling].

      4    Road Traffic,-Community Drivers' Hours (Tankers) (Temporary Exception) (Revocation) Regulations 2000 (S.I., 2000, No. 3115), dated 23rd November 2000 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Prescott].

    Other Papers:

      5    Building Societies,-Accounts of the Building Societies Commission, 1999-2000, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 1000] [Clerk of the House].

      6    Friendly Societies,-Accounts of the Friendly Societies Commission for 1999-2000, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 1001] [Clerk of the House].

      7    National Audit,-Report by the Comptroller and Auditor General on Office of Water Services: Leakage and Water Efficiency [by Act]; to be printed [No. 971] [Clerk of the House].

      8    Osteopaths,-Report and Accounts of the General Osteopathic Council for 1999-2000 [by Act] [Margaret Beckett].

      9    Public Petitions,-Observations from the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions on the Petition [24th May] from residents of Liverpool calling for stricter regulation of swimming pools [by Standing Order]; to be printed [Clerk of the House].

      10    Treaty Series (No. 127, 2000),-Agreement, done at Geneva on 25th June 1998, concerning the establishing of Global Technical Regulations for Wheeled Vehicles, Equipment and Parts which can be fitted and/or used on Wheeled Vehicles [by Command] [Cm. 4925] [Mr Secretary Cook].

      11    Treaty Series (No. 128, 2000),-Agreement, done at Skopje on 1st October 1999, between the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Government of the Republic of Macedonia concerning Air Services [by Command] [Cm. 4926] [Mr Secretary Cook].

    APPENDIX II

    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-iii] [Mr Gerald Kaufman].

      2    Health,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Health Committee [Public Health]; to be printed [No. 786-iii] [Mr David Hinchliffe].


    Supplement to the Votes and Proceedings

    Thursday 23rd 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.

    PRAYERS.

      Adjournment (The effectiveness of EC Development Assistance),-Resolved, That the sitting be now adjourned.-(Mr Don Touhig.)

      And accordingly the sitting was adjourned till Tuesday 28th November.

    [Adjourned at 5.29 p.m.

    Sir Alan Haselhurst
    Deputy Speaker



     
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